My singlespeed "commuter"

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euph
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by euph

Hello everyone. I am studying engineering and I use this bike to get to and from uni and my part time job. Lots of city riding so I built something that is cheap enough to not worry about it getting stolen.

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Its an OnOne Pompino which I initially ran with drops but decided that the spare wide handlebars I had could provide some fun.

I want to build my own set of wheels for this. To learn how to lace wheels properly and to lighten this thing up a bit. The saddle is just a bit of fun as I didn't have any appropriate saddles for the bike. I don't sit down often enough for it to be a problem anyway.

I hope this is a worthy contribution to our new commuter section.

euph
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by euph

I got given a set of Mavic disc wheels so I swapped the fork and brought a lever and caliper off eBay to see what I think of discs. It will be a bit more complicated to put a disc rear on but I might investigate later. The bike lost a kilogram though. Now it is 9.47kg
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euph
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by euph

Done some changes:

New tyres

New rear wheel, front coming when I have money for another rim and spokes

Halo Clickster freewheel

3/32" chain now.

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Edit: Didn't realise how long ago I took the picture in the previous post! I also got a pair of Kinesis Cyclocross forks. They have canti bosses and weigh about 450g if I remember correctly. That is basically half the stock Pompino fork weight.

Total weight is 8.93Kg

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