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by pioneer
19 Jun 2019, 6:42pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Carry Freedom Y trailer large with extending tow bars
Replies: 4
Views: 364

Re: Carry Freedom Y trailer large with extending tow bars

Ok. I'll bear it in mind thanks. But would prefer to sell as one lot.
by pioneer
19 Jun 2019, 11:16am
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Carry Freedom Y trailer large with extending tow bars
Replies: 4
Views: 364

Carry Freedom Y trailer large with extending tow bars

Carry Freedom Y trailer. Very good condition . Little used. Quick release wheels. Spare axle washers. Includes two Long John extending tow bars. Also ofcourse can be used as a normal short trailer. I used it to tow my kayak behind the bike.Attaches via a lollipop hitch to a bracket on the axle/dropo...
by pioneer
14 Jun 2019, 10:49am
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: SOLD - Bob Jackson World Tour
Replies: 6
Views: 1230

Re: Bob Jackson World Tour

That is a beautiful bike. I had a Bob Jackson fixed (now gone to my son), best riding bike I ever had. Currently selling my Cinelli Hobootleg tourer.
We never gelled!
If your Bob J is still about after that, I'll get back to you.
by pioneer
14 Jun 2019, 6:56am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Il Pompino discontinued ! Why & how long ago ?
Replies: 30
Views: 1122

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: 1122

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: 1122

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: 1122

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: 1122

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: 1122

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: 1122

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: 1122

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: 1122

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: 666

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: 666

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...