Bootzipper and panaracer UK condition tyres also sound cool
Need to pay more attention.... just as my school reports said many years ago.
I was the same. But then it said in the text that 2 of the 18 were on hold, so I worked it out from that.
Here's mine.. just bought the frame second hand and built it with bits and pieces I had in the shed.
I love the way it rides in and out of work, very comfy... it's not going anywhere!
"16/ Classic Pompino - Slightly bigger clearance but not much to change"
Classic... Maybe a wishbone seatstay? I quite like my v4 though!
I really like the v4, prefer it to my wishbone Kaffenback.
V4 with discs and would be perfect
Oh yes sorry, discs and bigger clearances
I was hoping for discs and a front-mounted meringue stand :(
I'd be all over a Pompetamine if they re-released it. I'm doing a welding course this winter and the first thing I'm gonna do is put disc tabs on my pomp.
switching to disc brakes is the only change I'd make to my Pomp too. I do appreciate that it makes sourcing a rear wheel trickier though...
My only regret about my Pompetamine is that I didn't get a Pompino with a disc fork, precisely because of the rear hub ballache. I ended up using a heavy old CX wheelset with a single speed kit. It works fine, but I'd prefer a proper SS hub.
The entire appeal of the Pompino for me is that it can take parts that are (by design) decades old. I hope they keep producing it as a 120mm-spaced rim-brake frameset as it brings agile modern geometry, generous clearances and comfort together in a package so affordable that you can put one together for very little money*.
Disc brakes fuck that plan up entirely, and result in a noticeably heavier bike unless your budget goes way up. More nickable with discs too.
It’s the perfect townie, imo.
*have I ever added up what I’ve spent on mine? Have I fuck
That's fair enough but discs would be nice for cross. Not that a pompino is in any other sense a practical cross bike.
If they just put an IS disc mount on the rear though, it would cost a couple quid more to manufacture and there’d be nothing stopping you using a normal wheel on the back. You just have the option. (If 120mm spaced)
Lies! It's great.
If you want to suffer like a dog every fucking lap.
That applies no matter what bike you are riding.
True, but it's a purer more noble suffering with one gear.
They should put fucking discs as an option on the pomp.
They did, it was called the Pompetamime.
What they really should do is to put a straight fork on it, instead of the curved one it has had for generations
Looks like no matter what they decide, people on the internet will tell them they're wrong.
If you want a Pompino with discs get a Surly, an Intec or a Brother. 120 mm & rim brakes ftw
I do kind of agree with this actually. I have to keep trying to avoid the temptation to put nicer things on mine, since it's the only bike I feel comfortable locking up. Discs definitely wouldn't help with that.
Yes. But they're not building the pompetamine again are they?
It'll be good if they call it something else, or the decals are over the clearcoat this time...
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