On One Pompino

I want one.

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Golden Boots    pirate
05/01/2012 at 12:25

The bike I was going to change is only my 2nd (soon to be 3rd bike) bike and was only about £170 about 10 months ago... i use it for training in the week as I work away in Edinburgh on weekdays.

Hopefully I will be working in London again in 4/5 months so will probably just wait until then and I can convert this to a fixie and use my main bike to train on in the week. Doesnt really make sense spending more money on another naff bike to convert and then having to sell this one when I finish working here.

Oh the joys of working away

06/01/2012 at 00:22
http://www.evanscycles.com/products/trek/2nd-district-single-speed-road-bike-ec020771

What about one of those - colour is a bit love it or hate it maybe (I like it myself) but it's got mudguard eyes and a chainguard is useful on a fixed which you are using to knock about on as you don't need to wear lycra or worry about your trousers or shoe laces getting ripped to shreds if they are caught in the chain.
Dustboy    pirate
06/01/2012 at 00:29
I run a Spesh Tricross singlespeed. Heavy-ish ally frame, fat 32 tyres with knobbles, extra brake levers on the bars, shallow drops, 42/18. Great hack, pretty cheap (£275 new), flip flop hub but fixie scares me shitless and smashes me bollox when I pull away so use SS now.

Only real problem is awful toeslap. Apart from that it's a blast and I can do no handed again like a nine year old. Hooray!
06/01/2012 at 15:46
I still want a pompino
06/01/2012 at 15:47
or a road rat, if i could find a 2nd hand one of them, i'd be chuffed!
06/01/2012 at 15:50
have seen a pearson hanzo though that looks quite nice and we all know its the looks that count
Cheerful Dave    pirate
06/01/2012 at 16:26
I've had a Pearson Touche for around 5 years now and it's great, but the new ones have got a bit pricey compared with some of the alternatives.  Halo fluorescent yellow wheels and a green chain - it is looks that count.
06/01/2012 at 17:57
Condr make a lovely steel fixed but ££££££££££
06/01/2012 at 17:58
 my mate got anew charge plug racer for around £350 loks the biz but is a bit on the heavy side
OrangeCannon kona-6    pirate
06/01/2012 at 22:46

singlespeed ??? I still don't get it....... gears were invented for a reason 

anyway, I (almost)  have a shiny new  bike to work voucher in my hand - time for a new commute steed - I think an alfine hubbed cyclocross with mud guard mounts......  oh look, theres one from genesis - and its orange!!! - SOLD!

Darkness    pirate
07/01/2012 at 08:23
I think the Giant Bowery 72 2011 is a great looking singlespeed. Good value here if you are little:

http://www.tritoncycles.co.uk/m14b252s180p8294/GIANT_Bowery_72_2011/RS_GB/22189
Edited: 07/01/2012 at 08:32
10/01/2012 at 08:27
I've found a bike I like the look of but I'm not sure about sizings. It has a top tube measurement of 51.8 and I'm 5' 9. Is this ok?
10/01/2012 at 10:05
Sounds too short to me but I'm taller so not sure what top tube you'd want for 5'9 - I'm tempted to say something more like 54cm - what do others think ?
10/01/2012 at 10:41
does sound a bit short but you could fettle the setup with a longer stem and shift the saddle back a bit (or use a reversible seatpost).

madlot - have you checked the manufacturers website to see if they have any suggestions on sizing? many of the big brands have this info - or you could contact them to ask
10/01/2012 at 11:08
I'd been looking on their website and couldn't find a reference to size, just the bike sizes and their geometry.
Anyway, done as you suggested FB, phoned them and now I'm gutted, too small, back to the drawing board.

It was a cracker n all!
10/01/2012 at 11:22
was meant to be then....

the next one is always better...
Golden Boots    pirate
10/01/2012 at 13:10
Just found out I will be finishing in Edinburgh probably mid-march, hopefully then working back home for a while... cue the spring fixie conversion for my old specialised then I think

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