What singlespeed road bike?
The pomp is a great bike. However, I’ve found that the horizontal track ends make it difficult to remove the rear wheel when using mudguards. So much so that I no longer use guards. Maybe I just lack technique though! I’d therefore recommend something with forward facing rear dropouts such as a surly crosscheck, which I also have and also think is a great bike.Posted 4 years agolungeSubscriber
I’m after a singlespeedable road bike to use as a winter trainer/hack bike/occasional pub bike. It needs to be able to take mudguards and bigger tyres. I keep coming back to a Pompino from On-One but before I click buy I thought I would see if anyone else could think of anything I have missed?
Thanks.Posted 4 years agoRickyRahMember
I have a 2011 Pearson Touche and it’s brilliant but I think the price has got skywards since I got it. I don’t think you can beat the Pompino for value. The only minor issue for me would be the canti brakes.
I’ve found that the horizontal track ends make it difficult to remove the rear wheel when using mudguards.
I find this also but the mudguards just pop in and out of the mounting brackets so it’s no major issue.Posted 4 years agothomthumbMember
i love my pompino but have often thought of upgrading it as canti brakes are so frustrating. As the pads wear the brakes have a tendency to go under the rim.
When its wet this can be in 3-4 days commuting. my commutes not long ~10 miles each way.
maybe mini v’s are better…Posted 4 years ago2orangey4crowsSubscriber
Been riding a Pompino for a few weeks and really enjoy it. Cantis are fine in the dry, woeful in the wet. Haven’t tried mudguards, but there’s a ton of clearance with 25c tyres.
Ride feels a bit ‘dead’ compared to the Tokyo Fixed Dart it replaced, but you’d expect that from a frame that was 3 times cheaper.
I always liked the older Kona Paddy Wagons, but they’ve become a bit more hipster rather than practical recently.Posted 4 years agoTiRedMember
I have ridden several 1000s of miles on my Kona Paddy Wagon. Great bike with lovely road bike geometry and that flexible steel feel. Not the lightest bike, particularly with the stock wheels. But it is more than the sum of its parts. And yes it will take mudguards.
If I were buying again, however, and I wanted light, not steel, I’d buy a Dolan FXE as it has the same geometry, but a lighter alloy frame.Posted 4 years ago
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