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What do you think of this frame?(3 posts)

What do you think of this frame?Colin_S
May 1, 2002 5:24 PM
Hi,

I'm contemplating getting an all-purpose 'cross/road bike to do a litle training this summer. Anyway, I was wondering what those of you with much more knowledge on the subject think of the Planet X Kaffenback for shorter road rides and off-road riding. Thanks!

Colin_S
re: What do you think of this frame?atpjunkie
May 2, 2002 7:14 AM
looks good, like the Dekerfesque seat stays.Looks like a fine ride.
re: What do you think of this frame?Slacker Joe
May 2, 2002 9:28 AM
The singlespeed version of the Kaffenback, the Il Pompino, has been discussed at mtbr's singlespeed forum, doing a search there will turn up some impressions. singletrackworld.com also has discussions of the Pompino (heh) in their forum.

Some issues about running it as a cross bike:
- head angle is steeper than most at 73 degrees
- tire clearance with the included fork is tight

If you do end up being interested in the frame and fit their size Large (54cm/effective 57cm), contact me at jkurleto@umich.edu, I have a new one I may sell/trade.