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Basic Planet X Build

dubnut71dubnut71 Posts: 123
edited April 2012 in Your road bikes
Ok so now the weather has finally relented I dragged the bike out today!

Took some pics but unfortunately they do not conform to the OCP rules (my fault!) but here she is anyway!!

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:D
Planet X Superlight with Fulcrum 3's
Merlin Malt 1
Specialied Langster Flat Bar Fixed/Fixed
Giant Seek 3 (full XT group)

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  • acidstratoacidstrato Posts: 945
    whats the spec of that?

    it looks so simple that it looks quality
    Crafted in Italy apparantly
  • spanielssonspanielsson Posts: 776
    I think it looks stunning! 8)
  • the_prophetthe_prophet Posts: 426
    I think it looks stunning! 8)

    This 8)

    cool pics too. any more detailed / close ups etc?
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    That looks fantastic!

    Good Bokeh too, looks almost like tilt shift...

    What camera/lens did you use?
  • softladsoftlad Posts: 3,587
    nice. I would never call that basic - it looks classy....
  • dubnut71dubnut71 Posts: 123
    Cheers guys, will rake out some more pics in a bit.

    The spec is Planet x SL frame with carbon fork
    Fulcrum racing 5's
    Shwalbe lugano's
    Veloce twin 53/39
    Rear mech is veloce
    Front mech is Record
    Ergo's
    FSA Stem and Fatbars
    Veloce Brakes
    Charge spoon saddle
    Look Keo pedals

    Camera was a Nikon D700 with a 70-200 2.8 so the funny bokeh was all down to me trying to be creative and missing!!!

    Glad you like it, rides sweet, I am loving the carbon fork, very forgiving ride and pretty quick too!!!!
    Planet X Superlight with Fulcrum 3's
    Merlin Malt 1
    Specialied Langster Flat Bar Fixed/Fixed
    Giant Seek 3 (full XT group)
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    I really like how the pics have turned out, it really makes the bike stand out.

    One of the best, if not the best looking planet Xs on this site!
  • robmurr2000robmurr2000 Posts: 166
    Great looking bike,have to agree with NapD's last comment above.
  • bristolpetebristolpete Posts: 2,255
    Lovely looking bike.
  • carl_pcarl_p Posts: 981
    Very nice indeed.

    Dumb question, but I'll ask it anyway.... how do you make the bike look like is standing up on its own?
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    Enigma Etape
    Genesis Flyer Single Speed


    Turn the corner, rub my eyes and hope the world will last...
  • dubnut71dubnut71 Posts: 123
    Cheers guys, its the first bike I have ever built and I kinda built it in my head first, I get an idea and it kinda sticks in there until I can translate it into a thing!!!!!!

    I must confess to my ultimate shame that its actually the first non-powered bike I have built, last year I built this up from scratch, I appreciate its not everyone's cup of tea but maybe a pic or two might help ease the horrible petrol chugging shame!!!!

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    Planet X Superlight with Fulcrum 3's
    Merlin Malt 1
    Specialied Langster Flat Bar Fixed/Fixed
    Giant Seek 3 (full XT group)
  • dubnut71dubnut71 Posts: 123
    carl_p wrote:
    Very nice indeed.

    Dumb question, but I'll ask it anyway.... how do you make the bike look like is standing up on its own?

    Not a dumb question at all and I suspect Bristol Pete has worked it out anyway, him being a pro 'tog and all!!!!

    Its held up with a small bamboo cane just under the BB on the non drive side, that cane is very thin and quite easy to clone out in Adobe Photoshop!!!! electronic trickery!!!!
    Planet X Superlight with Fulcrum 3's
    Merlin Malt 1
    Specialied Langster Flat Bar Fixed/Fixed
    Giant Seek 3 (full XT group)
  • spanielssonspanielsson Posts: 776
    Nice bobber too! Possibly the only type of Harley based machine would ride!

    Dubnut71, you are a man of style!!!!
  • the_prophetthe_prophet Posts: 426
    jesus.

    Thats awesome aswell. luckyman.
  • carl_p wrote:
    Very nice indeed.

    Dumb question, but I'll ask it anyway.... how do you make the bike look like is standing up on its own?

    Pretty obvious really, he used "The Force"

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  • Bill-87Bill-87 Posts: 155
    Those pics are magic, bike's a cracker too. Both of them.
  • dubnut71dubnut71 Posts: 123
    Cheers guys - appreciate it!!
    Planet X Superlight with Fulcrum 3's
    Merlin Malt 1
    Specialied Langster Flat Bar Fixed/Fixed
    Giant Seek 3 (full XT group)
  • EKIMIKEEKIMIKE Posts: 2,232
    First things first, nice build. Real solid choice of components. 8)

    Nice to see something different too. Never actually seen a PX alu frame built up.

    PS Now don't take this the wrong way, but it's always a curious thing to me how a well (properly) photographed bike always gets people drooling. I'm sure a real 'crappy' bike photographed like this could look pretty sweet.
  • dubnut71dubnut71 Posts: 123
    EKIMIKE wrote:
    First things first, nice build. Real solid choice of components. 8)

    Nice to see something different too. Never actually seen a PX alu frame built up.

    PS Now don't take this the wrong way, but it's always a curious thing to me how a well (properly) photographed bike always gets people drooling. I'm sure a real 'crappy' bike photographed like this could look pretty sweet.

    Yeah I suppose so, a very wise photographer once told me "you cant polish a censored but you can roll it in glitter" I guess he meant the same thing really! :oops:

    Same as the motorbike really it was built for me and really if anyone else likes it that a bonus I suppose, I like it though and did keep it inside for a fair bit when i finished it because I loved looking at it a little too much!!!!
    Planet X Superlight with Fulcrum 3's
    Merlin Malt 1
    Specialied Langster Flat Bar Fixed/Fixed
    Giant Seek 3 (full XT group)
  • EKIMIKEEKIMIKE Posts: 2,232
    But the bike's no censored !
  • ACMadoneACMadone Posts: 300
    EKIMIKE wrote:
    But the bike's no censored !

    Oh it is, it's a Planet X piece of censored

    The photo's are fab though :)
  • Very Nice I like it. I just finished my own Planet-X Build check it here: http://www.bikeradar.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12695566.
  • dubnut71dubnut71 Posts: 123
    Love that build mate!!
    Planet X Superlight with Fulcrum 3's
    Merlin Malt 1
    Specialied Langster Flat Bar Fixed/Fixed
    Giant Seek 3 (full XT group)
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