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.
Hoping for around 8kg. No rack or other practical stuff as I already have the Pompino for that.
Current guise - already sold the wheelset
Started paint stripping with a drill and sander. Probably will be a couple of hours work in total.
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
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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