Pompetamine disc SS with ¿fancy? custom paint

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  • Recently built up a commuter Pompetamine for the winter, but predictably immediately got bored of it as it's far too similar to my commuter Pompino.

    Therefore decided to do something a bit different and build it up as a slightly fancier and lighter version of what I usually ride.

    Not racing or anything so not planning to spend loads on it, just get something nice to ride over my hilly 12 mile commute through the winter.

    Plans:

    • Stripped and DIY sprayed Pompetamine frame with a novelty crackle paint job. Don't mind if it doesn't last forever
    • Hylix thru axle fork
    • 2nd hand Hunt 4 seasons & 32c tubeless gravel kings
    • Decent carbon wideish bars
    • Low to midrange Shimano hydros
    • Force crankset
    • Single speed

    Hoping for around 8kg. No rack or other practical stuff as I already have the Pompino for that.

    Current guise - already sold the wheelset


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  • Started paint stripping with a drill and sander. Probably will be a couple of hours work in total.


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  • Fair play for stripping it by hand, it looks a ball ache! Although I guess the drill helps

  • Stripping it to bare metal will give you a worse base to paint on than a sand back, and a lot more effort

  • Paint preview...

    Just waiting for it to cure now and I'll add a couple of coats of clearcoat.

    It's quite hard to get a uniform finish so had to redo some bits.. won't look amazing but should look decent enough for £20 and a bit of work (and minor lung disease).

    In the mean time have amassed everything except annoying bits to do with disc brake compatibility. Should make a start tomorrow with the wheels.


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Pompetamine disc SS with ¿fancy? custom paint

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