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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 10:10 am 
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dcj9 wrote:
i totally get the direction you have gone with this built :thumbup:

you have a great bike there.
there is a law of diminishing returns kicking in on carbon frames costing six times what the planet x frame/fork costs.
in the last 2 years, prices on certain prestige brand taiwanese/china made carbon frames seem to have gone into orbit:


Thanks! Well to be honest, if I could afford a C59 with a pair of Lightweights I would go for them without thinking about it a second time. But this bike serves it's purpose fine. It's fast, light, fairly stiff and looks great IMO.

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Nice bike!
How do you like those brakes, do they stop well compared to the Campy equivalents?


Thank you! The brakes are great, I don't really notice any difference in stopping power from Campag Records. They do need recentering after every other ride though and I am not sure if it's my fault.

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Sharp looking build! The asthetics of that frame are nice. Little bit of slope, little bit of curve, nothing crazy.


Thank you! The only aesthetically annoying part of the frame is on the seattube which says 920G, which is fair enough for the small model, but this is a large which weights 100grams more :D

I have already planned a couple of replacements, changing pedals to Keo Blade Ti and getting a Tune komm-vor+ saddle as soon as I find one in white. I already replaced the 20mm spacer underneath the stem with a 10mm and I ll be cutting the steerer shortly, so these changes will probably bring me around the 6.25kg mark. Not too bad for a mere planet-x :D

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 3:06 pm 
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Very clean build! Nice!!


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:10 am 
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Changed few things and it's now down to 6.26kgs.

Look Keo Blade Ti
Tune Komm-vor+ saddle
Extralite Stem
Tune skewers

I am also waiting for a Smud carbon seatpost, bottle cages and seatpost clamp (6weeks waiting!) which will hopefully bring it under 6.18. Now.. how to get it under 6 without losing an arm? :)

I am going to get some new pics on the next ride.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:59 am 
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This is looking great, definately get some updated pics!
Im currently building up a Planet X Superlight Alu frame, its had numerous 4+ star reviews, weighs approx 1300g and all for £199, even being the poor student I am I couldnt resist! Should build up to around the 7kg mark. :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:01 pm 
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A pic for now, still haven't cut the steerer.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:49 pm 
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cut steerer as you say, all seatpost un-necessary length already cut?


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:05 pm 
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tinchy wrote:
This is looking great, definately get some updated pics!
Im currently building up a Planet X Superlight Alu frame, its had numerous 4+ star reviews, weighs approx 1300g and all for £199, even being the poor student I am I couldnt resist! Should build up to around the 7kg mark. :mrgreen:

Its lighter than that. Ive got a 55 and with Fulcrum Zeros, Red/Force and a real saddle its 7.2 - Beware though, I was not impressed with the fork stifness, really made it pretty wibbly wobbly on descents, and the headset bearings are rusted after a year. :roll:


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Leviathan wrote:
tinchy wrote:
This is looking great, definately get some updated pics!
Im currently building up a Planet X Superlight Alu frame, its had numerous 4+ star reviews, weighs approx 1300g and all for £199, even being the poor student I am I couldnt resist! Should build up to around the 7kg mark. :mrgreen:

Its lighter than that. Ive got a 55 and with Fulcrum Zeros, Red/Force and a real saddle its 7.2 - Beware though, I was not impressed with the fork stifness, really made it pretty wibbly wobbly on descents, and the headset bearings are rusted after a year. :roll:


Really, mines an XL... have yet to weigh it. If you have a minute can you PM me some snaps of yours built up, its a similair build to what mine will be, just interested to see what it'll turn out like. Hell...if I can get it that light might just sell my TCR Advanced and free up some cash!

And yeah, Id heard dodgy things about the fork so got an Easton EC90 Aero fork off Planet X for cheap. :thumbup:

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cut steerer as you say, all seatpost un-necessary length already cut?


Will do, seatpost is untouched because it's going now in another bike, I am waiting for a Smud carbon one for it on the proper length.

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Beware though, I was not impressed with the fork stifness, really made it pretty wibbly wobbly on descents, and the headset bearings are rusted after a year. :roll:


Have to agree on that, the headset that comes with the bike is a bit meh, fork isn't the best either. I am contemplating of getting an Enve but might be too much and I don't even know if it fits.

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Replacing, headset and fork? :noidea: I would not invest more money on that frame.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 7:51 pm 
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Headset has been changed since day 1 with a campag one, as for the fork it's probably too much for this frame, but.. well that's what I have so that's what I am playing with. Spending 2.5k for the frame I want is not an option.

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An update, sorry quick pic from the mobile, at last we had a nice sunny evening.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:17 pm 
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@astranoc

nicely done.
my only comment would be the zero setback post/saddle which seems a little odd.
other than that, it's a very nice built!

PS: don't bother comparing with the other builts in the forum, each built is unique in its own way.
it's not about having the best/most expensive/lightest component. built it your own way :thumbup:
it's always a fun thing customizing your own ride.

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Thanks maverick_1, it looks a bit odd alright in this shot (or maybe it is anyway :lol: )

Here is another shot

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I would really like to lose 200gr and get it under 6kgs but I don't know how to get there without spending something astronomical. I could get tufo tires but that would take away the fun to ride it. So I guess that's more or less how it's going to be... until the next one :)

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:29 pm 
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New stuff that are going to the bike:

Zipp contour sl handlebars
Smud saddle
extralite headset
Cannondale supersix fork
Carbon pulleys for the RD
kcnc c7 brakes
Mini i-links casing for the shifting
KMC 11SL chain

These changes should see it on the 6kg mark with the 50mm tubs.

With the 24mm tubs and the recon cassette I think it will be around 5.8, we ll see soon enough but I am looking forward to get it finished. I have a bit of trouble as the crown race from the extralite headset is larger than what the canonndale fork needs, so I am waiting a canonndale specific one.

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