Thursday, February 21, 2008

My new commuter and fixie: the il Pompino by on-one

Update: here is the geometry table from On-one
Frame size (Centre of bb to top of seattube) 48cm 51cm 54cm 57cm
Effective top-tube length 52.5cm 54.1cm 55.5cm 57.6cm
Head Angle 73° 73° 73° 73°
Seat Angle 73.5° 73.5° 73.5° 73.5°
BB Drop 66mm 66mm 66mm 66mm
Standover 28.7” 29.5” 30.7” 31.8”
Head tube length 92mm 104mm 135mm 167mm

Over the weekend I traded my chrome italian fixie (sold on the local craigslist) for a used il Pompino (bought from my friend steve). The picture above is taken on the first hilly ride after the build. I will elaborate on the whole story a little later. For now, here is the build list:

- on-one il-pompino frameset; on-one designed tubing, wish-bone seat-stays, 135mm drop-out, semi-compact geometry; 54cm seat-tube (though it fits like a 56 or 57cm); high bottom bracket shell. My friend Steve bought it used, and actually had bernie Mikkelsen brazed on some bits for him (derailleur hanger, downtube cable stops) and rode it as his trail-bike/commuter for a while. He has a soma doublecross now and decided to sell it for a good price. I won't bother taking the braze-ons off
- Aheadset 1 1/8"
- Bontrager 17 degree threadless stem; 130mm reach
- Soma Sparrow handlebar, the longer version
- Shimano UN-54 bottom bracket 68-107mm
- Shimano deore right crank arm, sugino left crank arm; 170mm, 110bcd. 40T/34T chainrings
- SR platform pedals
- Surly Dingle 2-gear cog 17T/20T
- 22T freewheel on the flop
- KMC 9-speed chain with powerlink
- Surly Fixed/Free flip-flop hub. 135mm, 32h; Alex Adventurer rim, black with silver braking surface
- Phil Wood front hub laced to Mavic MA40 rim, 36h
- Rivendell Ruffy Tuffy front tire, Continental Ultra Gatorskin rear tire 700x28mm
- Generic seatpost from velosport in berkeley; 27.2mm
- old specialized touring saddle
- Velo Orange aluminum fenders; 45mm width
- Shimano LX front cantilever brakes (no rear brake yet, but will add that soon)
- Performance forte mountain brake lever
- Nitto Mark's Rack
- Wald large basket
- Pink flower bell (my girlfriend has the same one on her fixed gear)
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