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    Pompino steel fork question

    After reading and collecting pictures here for a while I now registered. Just playing around a bit with some frames in my mind, I´d like to know from the Pompino owners:

    Which is the biggest tire size that fits into the standard steel fork? Guess a Ritchey Speedmax 35 is a bit too big, isn´t it?

    By the way: Compliments to Spudmeister´s Pompino, I really like that bike. Feel free to post pictures of your Pompinos, anyone ever been to Italy on that bike ?

    Edit: Perhaps you wanna know something about me as I´m a new member. I live in Leipzig/Germany as a student and have always been on two wheels since the age of 3 or 4. I´m mostly commuting and riding road/cross tours on my Fort steel frame, which I stripped down to singlespeed last year. I also got a tandem on which I raced the SSWC 2004 in Berlin with a friend and there are some other parts lying around here for future projects. I´m deeper and deeper into cycling and especially singlespeeding, love the clean optics and the silence of the drivetrain as well as the somehow "pure" feeling.

    Greetings from Leipzig/Germany

    Gerolf
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    I'm guessing

    that you can fit anything in there up to a Gazzalodi DH 3"er. That's 76mm for you Brits, Euros and Canadiots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddy
    that you can fit anything in there up to a Gazzalodi DH 3"er. That's 76mm for you Brits, Euros and Canadiots.
    You seem to be a real helpful one...I added you to my Buddy List, I´m sure you ain´t got anything against that...

    Someone else willing to answer a Euro´s question?

    Thanks

    Gerolf
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    Thanks, I know that one. It´s not really clear if the 32 mm would work or not, thought perhaps someone here has tried this.

    Gerolf

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    the current pompinos have a new fork that takes much bigger tyres. It's 12mm longer than the old one, and is identifiable by having just a single 5mm threaded hole in the back of the fork crown (for mudguard mounting).

    it fits much bigger tyres than the first fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brant@on-one.co.uk
    the current pompinos have a new fork that takes much bigger tyres. It's 12mm longer than the old one, and is identifiable by having just a single 5mm threaded hole in the back of the fork crown (for mudguard mounting).

    it fits much bigger tyres than the first fork.
    Sounds good. You´re not talking about the carbon fork (which would cost some more) but the standard model? Colour of the fork stays the same?

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    no - i'm talking about the steel fork :-)

    they're blue as standard, though we do have black

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