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  • A straight, segmented fork to match the wishbone rear end would indeed be lovely.

  • If you want a Pompino with discs get a Surly

    A Pompetamine with a Surly badge is a £500 frameset.

  • Has anyone successfully removed the decals from their raw Pompino? If yes, how did you go about it?

  • Now with Geoff Bars & big riser stem. Much upright, looks wrong, rides nice.

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  • ^ needs a clean too.

  • Just got this to accompany my pompino. Need to make some changes when I get round to it but I think together I've got most bases covered in terms of versatility with these two. Both bargains too, pomp was £180 about three years ago complete and this was £250

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  • Looks like I stirred up some strong opinions with the mention of wanting discs! I see people's point regarding keeping it simple and cheap, especially with the rear wheel. Having said that, it would make me a happier chappy to have a disc (front at least) in winter. I have also found it more difficult than I would like to source a decent rear wheel with a brake track anyway. It's the only thing I would change about my bike, and I don't feel strongly enough about it to actually want to replace it.

    Next steps for my bike: Change the bar tape and freshen up the brake cables, and fit the bargain basement bontrager front wheel and 700x32c tyre I bought for it.

  • I have also found it more difficult than I would like to source a decent rear wheel with a brake track anyway

    Eh? You're struggling to find a 700c rear wheel with a brake track?

    Admittedly if you want a modern wide profile rim with a single speed/flip flop hub you might have to build it yourself, but its not like the parts aren't everywhere and cheap.

  • I am in Australia, and was looking for something pre-built. A lot of crap around on EBay etc. I currently have a Halo Aero Rage on it, but I can't seem to find those anywhere. Maybe my definition of cheap is cheaper than yours too :)

    Having said that, wheel building could be fun to explore. Maybe a good idea when the Halo is cooked.

  • Where in Australia are you? I have a set of wheels that came off my Pompino which are Archetype's to unbranded polished hubs. They've seen plenty of action and would be cheap as a result. Based in Melbourne.

  • That sounds ideal^

    I built up a set of dt swiss r460 rims to a standard novatec flip flop hub. The rims are around £30 here, with a hub from Ali express from for maybe £20. There must be somewhere in aus that can do you some cheap spokes too.

    Wheelbuilding is fun to learn and fixed wheels are nice an easy as there is less dishing to worry about (they are symmetrical, unlike a road rear or disc wheels where the flanges aren't equally spaced). Get over to the wheel building thread/YouTube for all the info you could ever need).

  • Hey hey, don't need a wheel just yet, as my rear ain't dead yet, and I have a brand new front to fit. Good to see another Pomp owner in Melbourne though :)

    Are you on fixed.org.au?

  • I might price this up just out of curiosity. Thanks for the tip!

  • https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=­https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm­%2F223516778291

    Beaterish Pompetamine in L for all the disc-wanters (just built a SS MTB so shouldn't really get this too). Ending this evening, currently £37, collection in London.

  • Updated my pomp.

    And it's history (with a bunch of shitty pics)

    Such a fun and versatile bike.

  • Mint. Keep and change beats buying different imo

  • Pasela 650b? How are they?

  • Yep, part of the fun of owning and riding bikes! Nice to see all the changes.

  • Correct, 650b x 42c.
    Good all around for some commute and some extra shred. They are though, they feel good on pavement and give me enough grip to have some fun in the woods on singletrack (as long as it's not too wet) and gravel paths.
    Rolling resistance and comfiness is not as good as my Switchback Hill mounted tubeless but it's obviously to be expected.

  • Absolutely, it also helps when your place is full of bikes and you can't justify buying new ones but you still want the feel of a new ride.

  • I got a whole bike off eBay for £82 collected. It is a XL which I thought would be too big (I’m 6 foot exactly) but it is actually perfect.

    I bought some Exal LX17 rims and I have a profile front track hub laying around - I’m going to buy the rear hub and then this thing should be finished.

    I’ve been riding it the 15 miles to work this week - smashing those Strava PBs. However, it now has a brake after a couple of close calls.

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  • Love that with the purple hubs. You’re making me want orange hubs on my orange frameset!

  • Thanks! Do it ?

  • Looking good. Liking how the green bits from the forks and the chainring bolts go together.

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