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    New commuter...love it

    Here is Inbreds brother Il Pompino. I have ride it about 500 kilometers so far and have lost my soul for that fixed speedster..

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    Good job! Glorious!

    I like it....stunning.

    Put a front brake on there before you hurt yourself though......

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    Is it just me...

    or does that bike look really small for the guy that's holding it?

    Is that you in the pic?

    Nice bike though. Maybe if I ever get around to building some wheels around these nice black IRO hubs I have sitting here in front of me I'll post pics of the beater fixed-conversion I'm resurrecting...

    -Trevor

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    Laces and fixies don't mix well

    If that is you in the picture, and those are your riding shoes, mind the laces. A stray lace in the drive train of a fixie can cause a very fast and unexpected face plant. It happened to a buddy of mine, he wore a face full of scabs to work for a while
    [SIZE=2]Two Wheeled and Too Big[/SIZE]

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    That“s me in the picture. And it does look a bit small for me but the picture lies. Frame size is Large and i am 184cm (6,1"). Suits me perfectly.

    I did a little mindwrestling with my self about that brake issue first but then i decided to go for it. Still standing...

    Thanks for that warning about those laces!

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    I second the front brake...

    If ANYTHING goes wrong, I.E. broken or a dropped chain (happened to me) or pedal or crank issues (happened to me). It has saved my bacon a few times. But I guess you are "braver" than me. Hope you stay "still standing".

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    braver....or just stupid....

    That chainline worries me a bit. CanĀ“t get it right no matter what. CanĀ“t find suitable spacers. Hope that chain lasts and donĀ“t snap..

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    My pompino gets more miles than all my other rides combined I would guess. Such a fun bike but I am a wimp and keep it freewheel with both brakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PekkaP
    That?s me in the picture. And it does look a bit small for me but the picture lies. Frame size is Large and i am 184cm (6,1"). Suits me perfectly.

    Funny how sizing works for different people...I'm 5'11" and I ride an XL Il Pompino....but I do use a front brake. I got a sweet deal on the XL and thought I'd try it....so far it feels spot on...but I switch bars between flats/risers/moustache/bullhorn on an 80mm stem...a drop bar would probably be a bit of a stretch.

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