@ Large frame
@ Great wheels built by Steve at SRLPE
@ Velocity a23 rims, DT 350 front hub, Paul fixed 135mm rear hub
@ Road BB7s, bullhorn brake levers, cut-down Titus grips
@ On One Bingo bar, Planet X 130/6 stem, Smoothie Light headset
@ Paul crank, used 108mm Phil Wood BB (needs 110.5mm), KMC 1/8-inch chain
@ On One 18t cog (48t ring)
@ SKS Longboard fenders
@ Specialized saddle, On One seat post and clamp
@ Used SPD pedals
Built this bike for commuting and local workout rides. The build was straightforward and trouble free.
I used an Avid CL front rotor and a 6-bolt rear rotor -- have absolutely no clearance issues with the brakes or rotors against the fork or frame.
There is a little toe overlap but less than I expected, considering this is a compact frame and I am running big fenders.
Lots of clearance for wider tires and rims.
The jury is still out on whether I like the strange brake lever/bar arrangement.
The Paul crank and rear hub are works of art -- fantastic manufacturing.
This build in general speaks to the creativity and value behind On One/Planet X products.
Looks very nice, and the fall leaves complement the color scheme amazingly well!
Nice looking build.
I bought a white frame a couple weeks ago to build up as a daily commuter. At ~$180 CAD for frame and fork with cheap shipping to boot, I couldn't pass it up.
Got some commuting and road ride miles in on this bike. The 48x18 gearing is great for flat rides or rolling hills. Got a 20t cog for more hilly rides but have not tried it yet. Will soon put a Midge bar and road levers on and get rid of the bull-horn configuration (not wide enough for yanking on when climbing). Turns out the L frame is a good fit for me, and I am really enjoying the fixed-gear aspect.
One thing I forgot to mention: This frame/fork/wheel combo has a neat "springy" feel when going over bumps, railroad tracks, etc. Nice shock absorption and a cool feel.
A test run of the Midge bar with RX100 levers.
I too went from
a flat bar to the widest salsa cowbell drop bar on my pompino and it really changed the bike for the better. Its also making me rethink the gearing.
Midge bar looks similar to the Cowbell but about 10 mm wider and with a diagonal angle at the top of the drops. I like the feel of my bike a lot more with the Midge bar. The road BB7s work great with these RX100 levers.
Thinking about changing my gearing from 48x18 to 48x20. Most of my riding is relatively flat commuting and workout rides. Rolling hills are OK with the current gearing, but it seems a bit high. What is your gearing on the Pompino?
How wide of a tire do you think you can fit?
These are 25mm Gatorskins, and there is lots of room left. On One website says there is enough clearance for up to 35mm tires. I am tempted to run some MTB wheels on this bike just for fun!
had the pomp fit solid knobby 43c i would've picked one up. IMO the only thing holding this bike back from ruling the monster cross world.
sick build! how many on-ones do you have?
Six or seven, including Inbreds I have assembled for my kids. If I had the money, I would have scooped up some more frames when they had that one-day 50 percent off sale. Would like something with more squish and a slacker head angle. 456 EVO?
I've tried 35mm with fenders and the rear tire is too tight near the bottom bracket unless you have the wheel to the very end of the drop out.
Originally Posted by MMcG
I would say 32mm would be max with fenders, 35 without. I'm going to order 28mm to be sure.
Finished off the Midge bar and shortened the bottom of the front fender. Will help to avoid scooping up leaves in the fall!
I really like the Midge bar -- very wide and not too deep in the drops. The width helps when climbing and pulling on the bars.
Overall, I am really enjoying the feel of this steel frame/fork combo and the fixed gear aspect. Still running 48x18 but will try 20.
Nice - what size is that frame?
I'm contemplating a similar build with some Ragley Luxy Bars and some Salsa Delgado disc wheels.
It's a large frame. Fits me well with the longish Planet X stem I have on it. Probably could have gone with an XL frame as I like more room when I am riding.
Didn't feel right to ask On One if I could swap out the frame because I bought it and then held on to it for a long time before I built it up and got a feel for its size.
In general, I look at the On One sizing charts and then go one size up. I am 5' 11".
Im running a S2 2spd hub
with a 39T chainring and 22T cog (28c tires) and it works out to 65.5 high gear and a 47.4 low gear.
If you go to a 20T in back you'll be going from a 71.4 to a 64.4 in one leap. If you got a 19T cog you'd end up with 67.6
Sheldon Browns Gear Calculator is a fun way to see what combos result in what gearing.
That's a great resource. I have been using On One track cogs and KMC stainless 1/8th inch chains -- $10 apiece. What a bargain.
Yeah for $10 bucks a shot
you can start a collection j/k
Frosty, foggy day for riding the Pompetamine. I sure like the feel of this bike. Feels like I am inside a cockpit, compared to my mountain bikes.
I am thinking of rigging up a 29er MTB wheel with an Alfine hub to do some long gravel/dirt road riding on the Pomp this summer with cross tires. Was thinking I could switch this wheel over to my steel 29er Inbred for bikepacking, so it would be a dual-purpose wheel.
I would like to hear from anyone with experience on an Alfine hub.
Forgot the photo:
Would these frames be suitable for single speed cyclocross? Been looking at this or the Pompino, but would really like the disc brakes.
I don't know that much about Cyclocross. But there is a lot of clearance for cross tires on the Pompetamine frame, and the brake installation was easy for me (CL on the front and 6-bolt on the back).
After riding this as a road bike with disc brakes, I don't ever want to go back to rim brakes.
Cyclocross involves mild off road riding. So, the frame would need to handle some abuse.
Originally Posted by eugenemtbing
The frame and fork are very stout, so no concerns about it being able to take abuse. They are probably heavier than other frame sets you might look at for cross, but my guess is the lighter ones (of other brands) would cost a lot more.
A big consideration is your rear wheel and drivetrain. The Pompetamine has horizontal dropouts and no hanger, so it's for SS, fixed or internal geared hub.
You might look at the aluminum Planet X Uncle John frame, which is marketed as a cross set up. It has vertical dropouts, can run disc brakes and is lighter than the Pompetamine.
There also is the Planet X Kaffenback, which is steel, has vertical dropouts and can run disc brakes.
These are all available at the On One/Planet X/Titus outlet in Portland.
The guys up there are a great resource. Call them, and they can walk you through a lot of options. And their prices are always great.
Hmm... the Planet X Kaffenback looks interesting. I like the idea of having swapouts...and I actually have a spare set of SS Swapouts from my Scandal build. I was really interested in the Pompetamine, because it has disc tabs, 135mm rear spacing and it's On-One.
That is sweet, I love the crank!
Another option is to get the 700c wheelset with the 8-speed Alfine hub from On One and run that on the Pompetamine. Gives you a wide range of 8 gears. Sounds like that hub has a long record of reliability, and the wheelset is priced well.
Found this googling for Bingo Bars... I do love that crank.
I've 2 Alfine hubs.
I would like to hear from anyone with experience on an Alfine hub.
SG500 on inbred 456 with a ebb (prototype) that I've been using for since Nov2008, it's been basically been ignored with couple of jet washes and a couple of chain lubes and the bearings (They are cup and cone) are shot - I had the main ball race replaced (£5) I'm still using it and waiting for it to seize but not so far, it still shifts perfectly. This has been my main go to bike as I only use my full suss when it's dry and I live in Ireland.
I've also a SG501 (uprated clutch or something) which i've been using on a mk1 pompino frame for just over 3 years, this one has been serviced each year and also still works perfectly.
I've been running the Pomp with a 44 front and 20 rear (34 to 106 gear inches) and found myself mainly in 6th for my commute, so I've just swopped the back to 18T so I'm in 5th (direct drive) a bit more, with a view to going faster overall. Commute is 30miles 2x a week which I'm planning to up this summer to 3x a week with a view to some sportives and an end to end probably next summer.
mk1 frame 135mm
alfine drive chain and front brake (CL XT hub laced to Open Pro rim, rear open pro too)
re-sprayed Singular Periguine forks (only 700c disc forks I could get cheap at the time that can take guards/racks)
Vittoria Pave 28c which are on a par with the panaracer Pro evo2 slicks I had for speed and hopefully a bit more robust.
Rest is all cheap bits and bobs along with the bingo bars which due to the oversize clamp area are a bit cramped but actually gives me an extra braking position so it's all good.
Not great photos as there was a 5 minute break in the bad weather only. Just found out I can no longer post links/images until I have 10 posts, replace the xx with tt
Did a crazy 40-mile loop on my fixed Pompetamine that included road and gravel riding, along with dirt and mud single track. Gravel the size of cobblestones, and mud so thick I had to pick it out from between the wheels and fenders to keep rolling. Only 1 pinch flat with 25C Gatorskins. A testament to the great Velocity a23 wheels built by Steve at SRLPE. What a fun and versatile bike...