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Planet X self build - updated photos page 2

Postby cubedean » Fri Jun 14, 2013 20:31 pm

This is my Planet X sl pro carbon build. I have started swapping parts from the cube across.

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Re: Planet X build

Postby wheelie-bin » Fri Jun 14, 2013 20:35 pm

Looking good mate, loving the lightweight cranks :lol:

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Re: Planet X build

Postby dwanes » Fri Jun 14, 2013 21:26 pm

Once you get on it there will be no stopping you. :lol:

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Re: Planet X build

Postby wheelie-bin » Fri Jun 14, 2013 22:17 pm

dwanes wrote:Once you get on it there will be no stopping you. :lol:


:lol:

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Re: Planet X build

Postby cubedean » Fri Jun 14, 2013 23:01 pm

dwanes wrote:Once you get on it there will be no stopping you. :lol:


There will now ;)

So Mrs H decided to head to bed......i decided to get the bike back out and do a bit more.

Both brakes on and cabled up (although i need to get a shorter bolt for the front)

Front mech mounted

I haven't swapped the chainset over yet because i'm bidding on a FSA team issue carbon at the moment, if i don't win it i will swap the tiagra over. I want to try and save some weight while i'm building it up.

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Re: Planet X build

Postby dwanes » Sat Jun 15, 2013 20:20 pm

It's going to look good once finished off, keep us posted with your progress.

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Re: Planet X build

Postby cubedean » Sun Jun 16, 2013 06:37 am

Both brakes on and set up.

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Theres a FSA team issue carbon crankset in the post but im going to fit the tiagra crankset today so I can get the gearing set up and check that the levers are in the right place etc...

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Re: Planet X build

Postby Dru » Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:05 pm

looking good - the px sl can build up to a nice light bike - mine was a smidge over 7kg running sram red and a nice light k force crankset (and light weight wheels)

Will ask the question - when are you going to change the forks and/or wheels - the colour scheme is currently 'interesting'

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Re: Planet X build

Postby cubedean » Wed Jun 19, 2013 05:15 am

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Both derailleurs cabled up.

Tempted to get the forks painted. New wheels wont be until winter time I would've thought. Christmas maybe.

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Re: Planet X build

Postby TLW1 » Wed Jun 19, 2013 05:31 am

I like the forks!

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Re: Planet X build

Postby cubedean » Wed Jun 19, 2013 11:05 am

Thanks Matthew,

I like the red on the forks (i don't however like the bmc logos).

The wheels will eventually (i would hope sooner rather than later) be replaced with some all black ones, so the red would then work.

I'm looking out for a pro seat post & stem to match the bars.

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Re: Planet X build

Postby mpatts » Wed Jun 19, 2013 11:11 am

Always good to start out on a balance bike - just make sure you don't fit stabalisers once you get used to it :D

Like it - I have a PX SL pro too - should really weigh it, but it feels v light.
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Re: Planet X build

Postby cubedean » Wed Jun 19, 2013 20:22 pm

Absolutely gutted. Chainset turned up today.....but the BB hasn't arrived yet :( it's the last part to the puzzle.

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Re: Planet X build

Postby RDW » Thu Jun 20, 2013 17:15 pm

mpatts wrote:Always good to start out on a balance bike - just make sure you don't fit stabalisers once you get used to it :D


I knew it looked familiar! http://road.cc/content/news/85568-intro ... lance-bike

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Re: Planet X build

Postby RideOnTime » Fri Jun 21, 2013 21:20 pm

good work.

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Re: Planet X build

Postby cubedean » Sat Jun 22, 2013 14:58 pm

She is finally finished. Bottom bracket turned up today so got it fitted and got the drivetrain finished off.

I dont have a finished weight for it yet but it is considerably lighter than the cube. Feels it on the quick ride around the block too.

Frame: Planet X SL pro carbon
Forks: Easton EC90 SLX
Bars: Pro Vibe T800 carbon
Stem: Easton EA30
Headset: FSA
Bar Tape: Planet X Gel cork

Front Brake Lever: Shimano Tiagra
Front Caliper: Shimano Tiagra
Rear Brake Lever: Shimano Tiagra
Rear Caliper: Shimano Tiagra

Cables: Jagwire Racer
Front Mech: Shimano Tiagra
Rear Mech: Shimano Tiagra

Seat: Specialized Riva
Seat Post: Easton EA30
Seat Post Clamp: On One

Cranks: FSA Team Issue Carbon
Chainring(s): FSA
Chain: Shimano
Cassette: Shimano Tiagra
Pedals: Shimano M520 SPD
Bottom Bracket: One 23 Isis

Front Wheel: Easton EA30 Aero
Tube: Specialized
Tire: Schwable Lugano

Back Wheel: Easton EA30 Aero
Tube: Specialized
Tire: Schwable Lugano


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Re: Planet X build

Postby lastgaspandy » Sun Jun 23, 2013 15:38 pm

Hi, nice looking build. just interested to know what size frame that is. Thanks Andy.

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Re: Planet X build

Postby cubedean » Sun Jun 23, 2013 16:22 pm

Hi Andy. It is a 54cm frame

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Re: Planet X build

Postby cubedean » Tue Aug 06, 2013 17:40 pm

A bit of an update really.

I decided that enough was enough with the BMC Easton fork and cracked out the wet & dry.

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It could do with wet sanding down and another coat of clear but that can wait for a rainy day. I have also removed the blue Easton logos from the wheels.

Next stop new chainrings (double conversion) and cassette

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Re: Planet X build

Postby pitchshifter » Wed Aug 07, 2013 08:22 am

Great job. Looks perfect now.

How does it compare to your Cube?


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