Independent Fabrication Planet X

Who are you (no off-topic talk please)

Moderator: Moderator Team

Post Reply
KvnP
Posts: 152
Joined: Mon Nov 29, 2010 7:12 pm
Location: Somewhere out there..

by KvnP

Hi

Here's my IF CX bike that I'm currently working on (weight wise)

Specs:
Frame: IF Planet X Steel
Fork: IF Steel issued fork
Headset: Chris King silver 1 1/8

Wheels: Dura Ace C24 7900-TL

Cranks: Shimano Ultegra SL 6550 172.5 - 50/34
Pedals: Shimano M520
Chain: Shimano Ultegra
FD: Ultegra 6600
RD: Shimano Dura Ace 6600
STI: Shimano Dura Ace 6600
BB: Shimano Ultegra
Cables: Jagwire
Brakes: Tektro V
Handlebars: 3t Rotundo
Tape - Deda
Stem: Ritchey WCS C260 110MM
Seatpost: Thomson Elite straight 27.2
Seat: Beater on for now


Planning on upgrading a few things and suggestions are welcome.
Planning on changing the drivetrain to either 105 or 6700
Removing all decals on the stem
Bars -> Enve that I have sitting in my closet
Chain -> KMC X10SL
Brakes -> TRP 8.4
Saddle -> Fizik Antares
Tyres - > Challenge Grifo
Chainring -> Praxis 46/34

Image

Still looking into forks
Currently at a hefty 20.4 LBS / 9.25KG
Last edited by KvnP on Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:46 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Parlee Z3c
Independent Fabrication SSR // 953
Independent Fabrication Planet X
Knolly Chilcotin

by Weenie


User avatar
Quinn039
Posts: 273
Joined: Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:56 am
Location: Ontario, Canada

by Quinn039

make those changes STAT. 6700 would be good. the dark grey might be best in your case.
great colour!

User avatar
prendrefeu
Posts: 8590
Joined: Wed Oct 31, 2007 10:32 pm
Location: Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California
Contact:

by prendrefeu

I agree with the change to dark grey.
In which case, the Chris King headset (which is overrated anyway... it's a headset!) needs to go. You can either get a dark grey CK headset again or one from another brand.
Exp001 || Other projects in the works.

KvnP
Posts: 152
Joined: Mon Nov 29, 2010 7:12 pm
Location: Somewhere out there..

by KvnP

I have an Extralite headset sitting around although debating due to durability for CX so I may go with the darker Chris King and use the silver Chris King on my Surly commuter (needs a new headset anyways)

Currently looking into pedals & debating on XTR M980's or Crank Brothers Candy 3's
Anyone here ever try out the Candy 3's ?

Thanks !
Parlee Z3c
Independent Fabrication SSR // 953
Independent Fabrication Planet X
Knolly Chilcotin

User avatar
SWijland
Posts: 853
Joined: Tue Aug 08, 2006 1:41 pm
Location: The Netherlands
Contact:

by SWijland

Personally I would go for the black 105 groupset. I think it would look greet with the frame.

User avatar
jmilliron
Posts: 2014
Joined: Thu Jun 17, 2010 5:03 pm
Location: San Francisco Peninsula

by jmilliron

Looks good!

6600 is one of the best shifting group sets I've ever used. Silly to "upgrade" from that on a heavy steel CX bike.

XTR pedals are going to be more secure, reliable and durable than crank bros.

If you're racing this, I'd go 46/36 on the cranks. The Praxis rings are great. That's what I'm using on my CX bike.
2013 Wilier Cento1 SR || 2009 Ridley Crossbow || 2011 Yeti AS-R 5 Carbon

KvnP
Posts: 152
Joined: Mon Nov 29, 2010 7:12 pm
Location: Somewhere out there..

by KvnP

I agree with you Jmilirion, 6600 is nice and smooth although the switch over to a new group+fork+saddle (big upgrades that I can think of) would bring the numbers down on this steel rig and have the other little component changes afterwards & I can transfer this stuff over to my commuter which would be a good switch :thumbup:

Getting most of the stuff next week and will post updates soon.
Parlee Z3c
Independent Fabrication SSR // 953
Independent Fabrication Planet X
Knolly Chilcotin

by Weenie


Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post