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  • fr0sty
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    Anyone race on one? I have the itch to try it and I enjoy single speeding…

    umop3pisdn
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    Raced mine in the central league today. I’d probably be more competitive on gears, but I wasn’t last. 34×17, probably gonna change to 35/36×18 in the future.

    SSBonty
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    Yep, depending on the course it can be perfect or a bitch. Will find out tomorrow if the advantages of no gears to clog will outweigh the disadvantages of singlespeed on a totally flat, almost certainly totally muddy course. I usually do best when there are plenty of short sharp hills, but not too steep or techy that I run out of legs. 36:18 here.

    By the way umop – what’s the difference between 34:17 and 36:18?! The former is a tiny bit lighter too 🙂

    pinetree
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    I’ve been thinking the same thing, though maybe not for racing. I’ve got all the parts I need to build one, just need a frameset. What’s the general opinion of a Pompino frame & fork? Worth plumping for something a little better?

    clunker
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    Sure do 36×18

    fontmoss
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    Mine is sitting at my dad’s place but did couple years in Nottingham and derbyshire league on a ss cross check. Great fun*

    *fun is a loose term

    pixelmix
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    Using my Gensis Day One as a pit bike and for “fun” races over winter – it wears slicks and a bigger gear for the commute the rest of the time. 44×20 which was spot on for a race last week.


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    Pompino’s make great sscx frames, I would use a better steel fork though or carbon, I’m running 38×18, I’ve had more fun riding this than any other bike and I ride it on 95% of the trails I ride my 29er mtb on

    samuri
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    Yep, raced my pompino quite a few times (fixed). Never did very well, obviously but it was fun.

    And of course, I still hold the fixed wheel record for the 3 peaks.

    kudos for riding cx fixed especially the 3 peaks..chapeau samuri

    i would imagine that is a very select category ?

    plus one
    Member

    39×17 gets me round 🙂

    samuri
    Member

    i would imagine that is a very select category ?

    There’s a few of us. 😉

    JoB
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    i’ve raced SSCX, sometimes it’s a benefit, sometimes it’s a hinderance, sometimes it’s an excuse, sometimes it’s a matter of pride, there’s less to clean

    TiRed
    Member

    Anyone race a 26″ wheeled singlespeed? Just about to switch tyre and a rigid fork on my Genesis. For fun and frugality.

    Not a huge choice of tyres though.

    plus one
    Member

    I used to race a 26″ ss genesis cx it really hurts !!!! Mind you 32×16 is comedy low at cx.. Pop a decent gear on you’ll be flying 🙂

    umop3pisdn
    Member

    what’s the difference between 34:17 and 36:18?!

    Oops, my mental gear inch tables are a bit off, I was sure that 36/18 was smaller!

    john_l
    Member

    Race a Singular Kite sometimes, 39/18. Much the same as racing a ss mtb – painful & fast.

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