On One Pompino

I want one.

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04/01/2012 at 18:20
Hello all, I'm looking to get a fixie and I like the look of the On One Pompino. If any of you have one and would like to sell it could you pm me please. I need a medium.

Ta!
04/01/2012 at 18:27
I used to have one. It was great but I wouldn't buy it again. The brakes hacked me off and there are loads of cheaper options available.
04/01/2012 at 18:34
Such as?
04/01/2012 at 20:12
Jam Bikes have some cheap and cheerful bikes. For something a bit more mainstream, Evans have a selection of decent fixies including the Spec Langster.

I'd go for flat bars.
04/01/2012 at 20:29
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or get an old steel framed racer with horizontal drop outs and make your own
Edited: 04/01/2012 at 20:42
05/01/2012 at 09:24
Petal has a Spec Langster - frame bought from a certain person just above me... mine is an old alu frame of mine with standard dropouts but I use a Surly chain tensioner to keep the chain tight. flat bars and BMX brakes

madlot - don't get hooked on the Pompino - as Mr W says, there are loads of other equally good, if not better (but perhaps more pricey), ones around. check out the London Fixie & SS site for loads of info on bikes, builds, parts, classifieds etc. it's an excellent site for info.
Edited: 05/01/2012 at 09:25
Golden Boots    pirate
05/01/2012 at 09:34
fat buddha wrote (see)
Petal has a Spec Langster - frame bought from a certain person just above me... mine is an old alu frame of mine with standard dropouts but I use a Surly chain tensioner to keep the chain tight. flat bars and BMX brakes madlot - don't get hooked on the Pompino - as Mr W says, there are loads of other equally good, if not better (but perhaps more pricey), ones around. check out the London Fixie & SS site for loads of info on bikes, builds, parts, classifieds etc. it's an excellent site for info.

I have toyed with the idea of converting an old racer but struggled to find one with a horizontal axis now that fixies are all the rage... is it just as easy to use standards and a chain tensioner?
05/01/2012 at 09:47
"is it just as easy to use standards and a chain tensioner?"

yep - dead easy. there's plenty of info and videos on t'web of how to convert a standard setup to a single speed - Charlie the Bikemonger is a good place to start with his "how to" video - he sells all you need for the conversion. I used him when I converted my old frame into a SS.

if you want to splash out though you can get the rear wheel built with a White Industries ENO Eccentric Rear Hub which avoids the need for a chain tensioner.
Golden Boots    pirate
05/01/2012 at 09:52
Very tempting (the chain tensioner method. not the expensive hub) - could be a spring project as I would rather like to convert my 2nd bike that I use away frmo home rather than just selling it when I leave here. Cheers
05/01/2012 at 09:54
it's a good project imho - you can source a lot of stuff 2nd hand to keep the costs down if you need.
flyaway    pirate
05/01/2012 at 10:43
I have a pompino, I bought it from someone on here. I really like it, although to be fair, its the only fixie I've ever owned, and the only other fixed gears I've ridden are track bikes. But I would agree that the make/model is probably not the important thing.
Golden Boots    pirate
05/01/2012 at 11:04
That would be the plan - new wheels and hub and then just second hand everything else... would go for bull horn bars I think as well. What's the consensus with brakes... front and back?
flyaway    pirate
05/01/2012 at 11:09
I would, if its for road riding. From a safety point of view.
Golden Boots    pirate
05/01/2012 at 11:26

That's what I was thinking, would be for riding around London so probably wise. Thanks

Sorry for the post hijack!

05/01/2012 at 11:28
GB - I have front and back brakes on my SS (as do most SS users). for a fixie, many would say you only need a front but that's assuming you know what you're doing with the rear!!!

you don't need a new hub if you have a spare standard road wheel - just take the old cassette off and use spacers and a single ring in their place
Golden Boots    pirate
05/01/2012 at 11:54

Fair enough that's easy enough... so all I would need theoretically to do it now would be the chain tensioner? How difficult are these to fit?

If that is the case I would be tempted to do it sooner rather than later so that I can get some winter commuting on it

Golden Boots    pirate
05/01/2012 at 11:56
actually on second thoughts it is also what I am doing all of my weekday turbo training on, and I have broken the resistance on the trainer so probably not a good idea to change it just yet. May wait until it starts getting lighter outdoors and then I suppose it wont matter as much as I will replace the 2 x turbo's per week with outdoor fixie riding
05/01/2012 at 12:06
You can run a singlespeed free hub with a chain tensioner. but not a fixed. Also even with a fixed i now run front and back brakes just had a front until a van pulled out on me on a steep downhill the skid and stop was awesome but i nearly ripped my legs off no back brake may be fine on the flat or pootling around but for everyday riding one day you will need it
05/01/2012 at 12:11
I have a couple now a Surley Steamroller kitted with full mudguards as my commute bike its a billiant bombproof workhorse and a nice Ribble 531 steel framed speed machine i built up from an abandoned wreck for around £120 its a real flyer .....i love my fixies and tend to ride them more than anything else
05/01/2012 at 12:13
chain tenioners are easy to fit - they connect to the rear hanger just like the rear derailleur does - in fact it replaces it.

tbh - leave the current frame as it is and get a 2nd hand one and build it up. you'll have more fun doing that (plus learn some more about bike mechanics) and it gives you another bike to faff around on...

that way you can ditch all the mechs, intergrated levers, and have a purpose built bike which is also good for the winter commute as less cleaning is needed!
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