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by pioneer
17 Apr 2020, 5:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Gravel Bike Pricing
Replies: 6
Views: 617

Re: Gravel Bike Pricing

I well remember going to bike show in the Excel centre in about 2008. Cyclocross bikes were everywhere. I asked one of the salespeople if there was really any demand or even interest? He replied, no, not at the moment but all the marketing depts were working on it and would create the demand. Well, ...
by pioneer
17 Apr 2020, 5:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pedal removal - spanner direction ( which side non-std ? )
Replies: 42
Views: 1347

Re: Pedal removal - spanner direction ( which side non-std ? )

This might have been mentioned. Whenever I change pedals, I keep an old spare set close to hand as a reference. Any doubt, just look at the relevant sided pedal to check thread direction.
by pioneer
14 Jun 2019, 6:56am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Il Pompino discontinued ! Why & how long ago ?
Replies: 30
Views: 2250

Re: Il Pompino discontinued ! Why & how long ago ?

Marcus T, many of us didn't even realise the meaning of the name until it was explained. But I guess if don't speak Italian, you wouldn't!
by pioneer
13 Jun 2019, 5:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Il Pompino discontinued ! Why & how long ago ?
Replies: 30
Views: 2250

Re: Il Pompino discontinued ! Why & how long ago ?

I’m going to look at a secondhand Kennedy bike later on, from Kennedy City Cycles. It looks like a sweet, svelte bike. Familiar to anybody?
by pioneer
12 Jun 2019, 7:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Il Pompino discontinued ! Why & how long ago ?
Replies: 30
Views: 2250

Re: Il Pompino discontinued ! Why & how long ago ?

853? No thanks. I’m happy with 4130 chromo.
by pioneer
12 Jun 2019, 6:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Il Pompino discontinued ! Why & how long ago ?
Replies: 30
Views: 2250

Re: Il Pompino discontinued ! Why & how long ago ?

As an aside. It seems the big boys, Wiggle, Evans etc, have properly dropped singlespeed/fixed at long last. I suppose the storerooms must be full of gravel bikes.
by pioneer
12 Jun 2019, 6:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Il Pompino discontinued ! Why & how long ago ?
Replies: 30
Views: 2250

Re: Il Pompino discontinued ! Why & how long ago ?

Good point about wheel weight Brucey. If I do it, it’ll only be a sunny day, occasional use bike anyway. And pick the route/miles with great care. Spinning along in East Anglia was a doddle. South Devon, not so much!
by pioneer
12 Jun 2019, 5:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Il Pompino discontinued ! Why & how long ago ?
Replies: 30
Views: 2250

Re: Il Pompino

The Flyer is a fine looking bike to be sure. I wasn’t convinced about disc brakes until I had the Day One. I liked them, though in a crosswind, they caused a loud whistle. Might consider another Day One, but really want a lighter weight singlespeed this time round. Did have a lovely Bob Jackson fixe...
by pioneer
12 Jun 2019, 4:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Il Pompino discontinued ! Why & how long ago ?
Replies: 30
Views: 2250

Re: Il Pompino

I had Genesis Day One. Sold it last Sept. Silly mistake! It had two sets of wheels. The standard and 26” with a Nexus 3 hub. A lovely bike and comfy, but quite heavy.
by pioneer
12 Jun 2019, 4:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Il Pompino discontinued ! Why & how long ago ?
Replies: 30
Views: 2250

Re: Il Pompino

Thanks all. Will now review my possible bike list. The Charge Plug and a couple from Evans are on it. A Surly Steamroller would be nice, but now at silly money IMO.
by pioneer
12 Jun 2019, 2:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Il Pompino discontinued ! Why & how long ago ?
Replies: 30
Views: 2250

Il Pompino discontinued ! Why & how long ago ?

Hi, anybody know please why and how long ago the Pompino was discontinued?
Tried to order one from Planet X and found out it’s all finished. Bugger!
by pioneer
3 Mar 2018, 11:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chainring to sprocket ratio, Shimano Nexus 3 speed
Replies: 9
Views: 901

Re: Chainring to sprocket ratio, Shimano Nexus 3 speed

Thanks mjr. Interesting, if a little long winded! Think I’ ll stick with 42/21. This is on a Genesis Day One. Dropping to a 26” wheel.
by pioneer
3 Mar 2018, 5:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chainring to sprocket ratio, Shimano Nexus 3 speed
Replies: 9
Views: 901

Re: Chainring to sprocket ratio, Shimano Nexus 3 speed

Brucey, thanks, got it. Though near enough to the SA ratios as to make little difference. As they used to say in the dockyard, close enough for government work. But.... it’s the max sprocket size compared to the chainring that I really want to know. I’ve got a couple of Nexus 7 hubs geared 38/23 and...
by pioneer
3 Mar 2018, 5:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chainring to sprocket ratio, Shimano Nexus 3 speed
Replies: 9
Views: 901

Chainring to sprocket ratio, Shimano Nexus 3 speed

Hi all, anybody know please if the Shimano 3 speed ratio is the same as the Sturmey Archer? I.e. if using a 42 tooth chainring, then max possible sprocket should be 21 tooth? Also, is the gearing roughly an increase from DD of 33% and decrease of 26%. I don’t find the Shimano docs that easy to figur...