Anyone run a Pompetamine as a fixed gear?
I *think* surly do just the hub – 135mm, 6 bolt, threaded for sprocket and lockring.
I already own a cross bike for racing*, and a road bike for riding around on (and an MTB I don;t ride). I guess I just fancied something fixed for local road riding (it’s pan flat) and what little off road there is locally (mainly cheek that doesn’t warrant a MTB).
*It’s racing in that I have a number attached. My competition is usually to avoid being last….Posted 5 years ago
but ‘Plan A’ was to get a fixed converter for my existing cassette hubs
Ooh. That’s a good idea. For the SSCX part I was thinking of slapping a BMX freewheel on, but this would work just as well and give me more hub options.
This has all come about mainly because I want to teach myself to build wheels and that’s always a justification for another bike, right?Posted 5 years ago
Not quite what I wanted – in effect, my random thoughts (about a bike I don;t own), are just the same as bristolbiker’s.
Interestingly, in bristolbiker’s thread, there’s reference to the debate about whether a lockring is needed – I used to ride on the track, and never used a lockring. I once pulled the wheel forward in the trackend (not too strong, just not tight enough), jamming the tyre against the frame and promptly unwinding the sprocket.
Managed to keep it upright and skid down to the track centre. Was rather brown trousers though..!Posted 5 years ago
though unless i’m being particularly dim, does that not prevent you from running a disc brake on the back and hence negate the point of having a pompetamine in the first place?
Kind of – yes it’s disc-only, but a fixed gear counts as a braking mechanism so it’s not a deal-breaker. I think I’ll be a pansy and want a brake as well….Posted 5 years ago
does that not prevent you from running a disc brake on the back and hence negate the point of having a pompetamine in the first place
I think you’re right.
EDIT – I think the idea of being able to zap on a BMX freewheel for offroad silliness is what I have in mind, so retaining the disc brake would be preferred.Posted 5 years ago
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