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My Pink Planet X

davidcambridge1davidcambridge1 Posts: 275
edited September 2010 in Your road bikes
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Frame: Planet X SL Carbon Pro Pink
Forks: Planet X SL Carbon Pro Pink
Bars: FSA K Force
Stem: FSA OS150
Headset: FSA Orbit CE
Bar Tape: Cinelli Carbo Ribbon

Front Caliper: Shimano Ultegra SL
Rear Caliper: Shimano Ultegra SL

Shifters: Shimano Dura Ace 7800
Cables: Jagwire Racer Kit
Front Mech: Shimano Dura Ace 7800
Rear Mech: Shimano Dura Ace 7800

Seat: Selle Italia SLR XP
Seat Post: FSA K Force
Seat Post Clamp: Power Play

Cranks: Sram Force
Chain: Shimano Ultegra 6600
Cassette: Shimano Ultegra 6600
Pedals: Shimano Dura Ace 7801
Bottom Bracket: Sram GXP

Front Wheel: Shimano Ultegra 6700
Tube: Continental 28
Tire: Vittoria Rubino Pro 3

Back Wheel: Shimano Ultegra 6700
Tube: Continental 28
Tire: Vittoria Rubino Pro 3

Accessories:
Planet X Matt Bottle Cage x 2
Cateye Strada Wireless

Weight: 7.5kg

This bike was an accidental build. I bought some Ultegra Sl brake calipers for my Giant, but alas, I needed long reach, and they were short reach. I was going to send them back, but instead, I decided that I would build them onto a Planet X. And I really liked the pink frame, it is a very "masculine" colour!
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  • dubnut71dubnut71 Posts: 123
    Stunning build David, absolutely loving the result, superb!!
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  • The only thing I am regretting is putting white tyres on!! They are already turning to a muddy cream colour and it has only done 60 miles!! :(
  • bendertherobotbendertherobot Posts: 11,655
    The only thing I am regretting is putting white tyres on!! They are already turning to a muddy cream colour and it has only done 60 miles!! :(

    Ultremo R.1 in pink mun. Much easier to keep clean.
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  • Evil LaughEvil Laugh Posts: 1,412
    Having some spare brake calipers is the best excuse I've heard to build a new bike!
  • CarbonCopyCarbonCopy Posts: 492
    Looks the business 8)
  • ACMadoneACMadone Posts: 300
    Many people say it looks stunning, but at the end of the day you can't polish a t u r d!!
  • nmcgannnmcgann Posts: 1,780
    That is so wrong it is right :wink:
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  • PhilofCasPhilofCas Posts: 1,153
    a pink shirt for work maybe, but a pink bike ?, not sure on that one, each to their own I suppose, good on yer !
  • ACMadone wrote:
    Many people say it looks stunning, but at the end of the day you can't polish a t u r d!!

    Ermmm, ok.... Care to elaborate on what is "t u r d" about it?
    PhilofCas wrote:
    a pink shirt for work maybe, but a pink bike ?, not sure on that one, each to their own I suppose, good on yer !

    I was a little apprehsive to begin with, but now, I absolutely love it! I am enjoying getting the judging looks from the car drivers going past! :)
    djbarren wrote:
    that looks stunning, I have a pink jagwire kit that would look smart on that bike :wink:

    Thanks! I'm sure that they would look lovely, but at the moment, my bank balance is £0.56. I won't be buying anything for a while I think! :P
  • PhilofCasPhilofCas Posts: 1,153
    ACMadone wrote:
    PhilofCas wrote:
    a pink shirt for work maybe, but a pink bike ?, not sure on that one, each to their own I suppose, good on yer !

    I was a little apprehsive to begin with, but now, I absolutely love it! I am enjoying getting the judging looks from the car drivers going past! :)

    can't fault you, you must have some balls !
  • LOOKS REALY COOL THAT PLANET X OF YOURS... NICE ONE.
  • topher9topher9 Posts: 54
    Looks mint. Just make sure you don't wear anything red with it though, it'll clash

    :wink:
  • ACMadoneACMadone Posts: 300
    ACMadone wrote:
    Many people say it looks stunning, but at the end of the day you can't polish a t u r d!!

    Ermmm, ok.... Care to elaborate on what is "t u r d" about it?

    Simply put, it's a Planet X
  • rakerake Posts: 3,281
    edited September 2010
    . :!:
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 50,599 Lives Here
    The pink is quality.

    End of.
  • BeatmakerBeatmaker Posts: 1,092
    ACMadone wrote:
    ACMadone wrote:
    Many people say it looks stunning, but at the end of the day you can't polish a t u r d!!

    Ermmm, ok.... Care to elaborate on what is "t u r d" about it?

    Simply put, it's a Planet X

    What a ridiculous comment, I'm assuming you are trolling. Its not like Trek are seen as the pinnacle of boutique frame builders (though they make some good products, just like PX).
  • flanners1flanners1 Posts: 916
    You did it! Best colour there is on the PX SL IMO, definately stands out. Mine always gets enquiring looks and glances.
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  • bexley5200bexley5200 Posts: 692
    but its pink,or am i being pinkist!
    going downhill slowly
  • joe1890joe1890 Posts: 56
    These bikes and paintjobs are epic... If I could, I absolutely would!
    Not to everyones taste, but then again not everyone has the lariness (?!) to pull it off.
    Just make sure you go fast, otherwise you run the risk of looking slightly daft! But still, fantastic bike and one of the best excuses for starting a new build I've ever heard, and I've heard a few!
  • Karl2010Karl2010 Posts: 511
    How long is it before the missus claims it as her own though?
  • Karl2010 wrote:
    How long is it before the missus claims it as her own though?
    Being 17 has it's advantages!! Luckily, there is no missus to claim it!! :P

    Thanks for all your comments!!
  • pitchshifterpitchshifter Posts: 1,476
    Just noticed the pink cable ties.... nice touch!
  • jamesfifieldjamesfifield Posts: 147
    Finally saw one of these (though with Campag) in the flesh at the Duncton Sportive on Sunday. Seriously bright, but seriously cool too. I'm very jealous!
  • Lady VenomLady Venom Posts: 213
    Schwalbe Stelvios come in pink....

    NICE. I'm hoping to get the stealth in pink
  • CarleyBCarleyB Posts: 475
    You need a new seatpost the red on it clashes...

    seriously its the only thing I an fault. Love it!!
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  • thel33terthel33ter Posts: 2,684
    I'm gonna go for one of those when I finally get a decent roadie. Pink shifter hoods would look better IHMO but the rest is sweet.
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  • leeroy72leeroy72 Posts: 330
    Nice bike...brave but nice :P
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  • epo-aholicepo-aholic Posts: 1,414
    mmmmmmmm, here's mine...........

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  • domhopsondomhopson Posts: 259
    epo-aholic What are those Schwalbes like? Been considering going for some.
  • epo-aholicepo-aholic Posts: 1,414
    domhopson wrote:
    epo-aholic What are those Schwalbes like? Been considering going for some.

    Wouldn't use anything else! Tried Pro3's, cont GP4000's these are better in almost every way. No quite as long lasting as i'd like but i do a fair bit of milage on them. Great race tyre for sure...............go get some! :wink:

    Jonathan
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