Planet X SL Carbon Build

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wjperrin
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Planet X SL Carbon Build

Postby wjperrin » Wed Feb 20, 2013 23:45 pm

Slowly been building this up ready for summer and its now finally finished!!

Planet X SL pro frame built up with a mixture of Centaur and Veloce for the drivetrain

Wheels are shimano RS80's with Schwalbe Ultremo's

Not sure on the weight. Any questions feel free to ask.

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Beatmaker
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Re: Planet X SL Carbon Build

Postby Beatmaker » Thu Feb 21, 2013 07:29 am

Nice! Are you using a Marchisio cassette or something similar? I didn't think that Shimano offered a Campagnolo free hub option anymore.

wjperrin
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Re: Planet X SL Carbon Build

Postby wjperrin » Thu Feb 21, 2013 08:04 am

Hi there, I'm using an Ambrosio cassette

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Re: Planet X SL Carbon Build

Postby Ben6899 » Thu Feb 21, 2013 09:28 am

This is really nice.
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Re: Planet X SL Carbon Build

Postby KentPuncheur » Thu Feb 21, 2013 09:48 am

Lovely, classy, understated build. Good job
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Re: Planet X SL Carbon Build

Postby MaxwellBygraves » Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:11 am

Great build, bravo!
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Re: Planet X SL Carbon Build

Postby RideOnTime » Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:57 am

Diggin these Planet X's. nice bike.

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Re: Planet X SL Carbon Build

Postby Supermurph09 » Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:12 pm

Smart looking machine, minimalist looking which is great. Pedals?

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Re: Planet X SL Carbon Build

Postby TheSledge » Thu Feb 21, 2013 14:21 pm

Smart. Planet X's look the dog's nadgers. I love mine, just wish I had more chance to ride it but the ball and chain....
Maybe Oscar is a frustrated Planet X owner :lol:

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Re: Planet X SL Carbon Build

Postby tommo7567 » Thu Feb 21, 2013 18:17 pm

Thats a cracking looking bike, love the minimalist look! :D
Whats the spec on your chainset/cassette?

wjperrin
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Re: Planet X SL Carbon Build

Postby wjperrin » Thu Feb 21, 2013 18:47 pm

Thanks for all the positive feedback guys. Pedals which I'm using are look Keo classics. And chain set is a compact carbon chorus with a 12-25 ambrossio cassette.

Thanks

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Re: Planet X SL Carbon Build

Postby johnnymcg259 » Thu Feb 21, 2013 20:30 pm

Yeah, as the other members have said...........'sweet'!

I'm biased of course as I have the same frame (albeit with the older font frame graphics)! What size is it......a 'large'?

My own (sized medium) has a mix of ultegra,dura ace and sram red (heinz 57 I know but it works well enough) and weighs in at 7.2kg's.

Apart from your bar taping :wink: it looks really well.

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Re: Planet X SL Carbon Build

Postby wjperrin » Thu Feb 21, 2013 23:23 pm

Haha the tape is awful, will try and redo it in the future.

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Re: Planet X SL Carbon Build

Postby Todd Sweeney » Mon Feb 25, 2013 21:23 pm

That's a lovely looking bike. What size frame is it if you don't mind me asking? I'm thinking of the same frame myself.

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Re: Planet X SL Carbon Build

Postby TLW1 » Mon Feb 25, 2013 21:36 pm

looks good!

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Re: Planet X SL Carbon Build

Postby Yossie » Mon Feb 25, 2013 21:46 pm

I'm not normally a fan of these - I think they can look a bit weird - but that's really tasty - very nice.

Black saddle and bar tape maybe?
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Re: Planet X SL Carbon Build

Postby wjperrin » Mon Feb 25, 2013 22:41 pm

Hi guys, frame is an XL (58cm I think). Did consider black tape and saddle but fancied adding a bit of colour and have always liked white tape. Took it out for a ride yesterday as it is was nice and dry and couldn't fault it! Rides amazing need to make a few little adjustments but would definitely recommend one to anyone!

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Re: Planet X SL Carbon Build

Postby Not-another-hill! » Thu Feb 28, 2013 13:36 pm

Damn you!

i think you bought the last Ambrosio Shimano splined/Campag spaced cassette in the country....cant find a 12-28 anywhere!!

Nice looking bike by the way..... :D
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Re: Planet X SL Carbon Build

Postby dazz_ni45 » Thu Feb 28, 2013 16:51 pm

Really really like this bike.

Love the little flashes of red which ties in with the rs80's.

Have you considered black tape and saddle?

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Re: Planet X SL Carbon Build

Postby wjperrin » Thu Feb 28, 2013 23:09 pm

I think I got my cassette from uk bike store, you could try them? Had no faults at all with the shifting unlike some people have said.


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