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  1. #1
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    WTB: On-one Pompino

    Probably a long shot, but would really like to find a pompino to set-up for SSCX. 54cm would be ideal; complete or just frame/fork.

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    No longer in production? Or just looking for a used one?
    Quote Originally Posted by powder11 View Post
    if you have to resort to taking advice from the nitwits on this forum, then you're doomed.

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    Yah... not 100% sure, but can't seem to find it on the Planet X website anymore.

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    Planet X posted this in Facebook, with some photos too:

    The search for "Triggers Mum's bathroom blue"

    The Pompino returns

    The second frame ever made by On-One Bikes back in the day was the inappropriately named On-One Pompino.
    We had four employees at the time, Dave the founder, the late great and sorely missed Ray Eden, and our, shall we say 'relaxed' teenage trainee “Trigger”, whose mum had a rather fetching 1970’s bathroom in a soft blue. It was after a quick bathroom stop at Triggers house by Dave that we ended up with a paint description on our frame of "Trigger’s Mum's bathroom blue"

    It was launched in Singletrack Mountain Bike Magazine with one of our few print ads, but we had no pictures so we we put up an image of a Tunnocks caramel wafer with the strap line “We haven’t got a picture of our lovely new single speed bike so here’s a picture of something else we like"

    A total workhorse of a bike, just simple 120 spaced fixed wheel for nice steady riding.

    It isn’t light, it hasn’t got gears, it doesn’t respond to accelerations, it just takes its time and makes you take yours. It just keeps going.

    It was a slow burn bike. We never sold too many, maybe 200 a year for 10 years or so.

    A few years ago we stopped making it and everything went carbon, full suspension, titanium and all fancy pants and the Pompino was cast aside but always fondly remembered .

    But those 10 years worth of Pompino are still on the roads and like the Shawshank Redemption, a sleeper became a much loved classic.

    Sooner or later we all want to go back to our roots and to the things we remember fondly, so in late 2020 the Pompino is coming back. It will still be in steel, still be a bit heavy, still not sell many and it will still trickle out .

    We only had to find the paint code for Triggers Mums bathroom blue. After looking all yesterday and thanks to "Phone a friend" or at least text a friend I’m pleased to say it is 292C BLUE

    Welcome Back Pompino

    Dave
    Quote Originally Posted by powder11 View Post
    if you have to resort to taking advice from the nitwits on this forum, then you're doomed.

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