Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Norfolk, England
Bikes: Orbea Enol roadie, Fly Micromachine BMX, Fort Track fixed
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On-One Il Pompino
Well my budget fixie project is fast becoming a big-budget project
I was going to use a crappy tigged steel frame my mum used to ride, but I don't like it. Then I toyed with the idea of buying some lugs and tubes from Ceeway (www.framebuilding.com
) and getting my cousin to teach me to braze, but what with uni and the fact it's really hard to build a frame without a jig I don't think that'll happen. So now I'm looking at an Il Pompino (www.on-one.co.uk
). It's pretty much perfect for what I want, even in the right colour, and comes with a carbon fork for just £300 (about $550), and canti mounts too (wouldn't have chosen them, but I don't have a choice).
Does anyone have one? Do you like it? Anything else in the 'singlespeed, 700c, racks, fenders, bottles, road geometry' bracket I should look at? I've looked at Surly's page a million times and I still don't like them much (nice frames, just not for me).
Since it has canti mounts, I'll need some new brakes, but cantis or mini Vs? I have road levers so proper Vs are out. I'm thinking mini Vs, they look neater and don't need ugly cable hangers, but I'm open to suggestions.
Finally, does anyone want a tigged steel compact hybrid with a 1" Ahead Look alloy fork, front brake and seatpost?