Paint was actually just ground off when the chainstays were repaired. The welder said they looked like lace, full of small holes. Good thing they were still salvageable.
Guess I can post my Pompino now that I've popped in for a visit. Dual brakes, fixed gear. Using this as my main commuter right now. Thinking about adding some surplus 1x10 gears to it and retiring the Cannondale all together from active use.
How were you thinking of adding the 1x10? With frame mods to the dropouts? I was thinking of adding some gears to mine. Was thinking about maybe squeezing a 126mm 7 speed hub in.
I would cold set the rear to 130mm so I could fit a regular road hub. Probably something like a Shimano RS400 so I could swap out the narrow qr-axle for a wider track axle and use track nuts. Wouldn't want that rear axle to slip because of a quick release.
I'd also braze on a derailleur hanger and some cable guides/stops. Maybe even a tiny piece of steel or brass tube to act as a brake cable guide at the seattube instead of the Kona clamp guide.
I don’t know if this is supposed to go here but here it is anyway
This has been through many iterations, but I'm happy with its current form
Wald bag from @user71349
strong page so far
Tiny cassette, skinny tyres and massive heavy front end?
Any idea what the fork is?
Come on Ed, it's your misplaced disdain of Ortlieb that's talking.
I rode Jogle on that setup in September - didn’t walk a hill once.
That picture was from a trip to the Peak District last weekend with a friend riding a 11-46 cassette and I got beat up - lots of walking. Not great for real off road although unloaded mountain bikers were walking parts of that trail. It was fun on the way down at least.
I’m probably going to lower the gearing and get some wider tyres for the next trip. Hitting up South Downs Way in June.
Escapist pannier below.
You’re literally on 39-28t, which is a dang sight impressive (or 34-28 if it’s a 36t cassette and 42t chainring).
Good eye - 42t chainring with a 11-36 cassette.
I only rode fixed/ss for many years so these gears feel pretty wide to me on the road - even with the added weight. Off road is a different story.
custom id imagine
Damn that’s good.
Yooo that front light mount is siiick
Is there a thread? I want details!
Somewhere on the Clyde?
Thanks - good use of an old chainring I had lying around and it puts the light out further forwards so the light spread is better!
AWOL in touring mode, love this bike.
Touring on converted 26inch to 650. Completely love it.
Brian Chapman is so good
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