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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, Id 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, isnt it?

    By the way: Compliments to Spudmeisters 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 Im 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. Im 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. Im 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, Im sure you aint got anything against that...

    Someone else willing to answer a Euros 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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