Il Pompino discontinued ! Why & how long ago ?

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

Postby alexnharvey » 12 Jun 2019, 7:13pm

https://www.on-one.co.uk/on-one-bikes-current-projects

An updated pompino with larger clearances is in the list. Petition Brant to make it in 853.

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

Postby pioneer » 12 Jun 2019, 7:39pm

853? No thanks. I’m happy with 4130 chromo.

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

Postby Bonefishblues » 12 Jun 2019, 7:40pm

Just for the avoidance of doubt, On One and P X are one and the same, aren't they?

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

Postby pioneer » 12 Jun 2019, 8:05pm

They are.

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

Postby ratherbeintobago » 12 Jun 2019, 8:58pm

alexnharvey wrote:https://www.on-one.co.uk/on-one-bikes-current-projects

An updated pompino with larger clearances is in the list. Petition Brant to make it in 853.


If you post his name three times he will appear.

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

Postby mattsccm » 12 Jun 2019, 9:16pm

Trashed several rims on my last SSer. Used entirely on gravel. Hence discs for me. Actually just one at the front as a fixed is used at the back. Easy to just bung a fork in though.

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

Postby mig » 12 Jun 2019, 10:00pm

£750 for that genesis bike?! i wouldn't want a carbon fork for a winter commuter.

pompinos are decent frames, not light, but not bad.

didn't PX scale down the company a few years ago? i wouldn't be surprised if they no longer have the bank facilities to order large amounts of frames to be shipped to the UK anymore. they seemed to do huge amounts previously.

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

Postby fastpedaller » 13 Jun 2019, 2:30pm

ratherbeintobago wrote:
alexnharvey wrote:https://www.on-one.co.uk/on-one-bikes-current-projects

An updated pompino with larger clearances is in the list. Petition Brant to make it in 853.


That's good to hear.

If you post his name three times he will appear.

What do you mean by that?

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

Postby pioneer » 13 Jun 2019, 5:05pm

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?

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

Postby whoof » 13 Jun 2019, 6:48pm

Perhaps it was discontinued due to public decency issues regarding it's name.

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

Postby mattsccm » 13 Jun 2019, 6:50pm

If you post his name three times he will appear.

What do you mean by that?

Long standing joke originating on STW forum where Brant was/is a regular poster.

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

Postby ratherbeintobago » 13 Jun 2019, 7:15pm

mattsccm wrote:If you post his name three times he will appear.

What do you mean by that?

Long standing joke originating on STW forum where Brant was/is a regular poster.


Is. He’s been posting about the new 29” Scandal in the last couple of days.

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

Postby MarcusT » 14 Jun 2019, 5:11am

What a strange and inappropriate name for a bike
I wish it were simple as riding a bike

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

Postby pioneer » 14 Jun 2019, 6:56am

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!

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Re: Il Pompino

Postby IanDG » 14 Jun 2019, 7:35am

pioneer wrote: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.


Could also add the Brother Cycles 'All Day' to that list. A fixed frame with room for wide tyres and guards, but Steamroller price.