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Planet X Holdsworth Roi De VeloTrackbike

I allways liked the shape, geometry and price of Planet X track frames but the horrendous retro paint sceme gives eyecancer. The roy de velo frame made me pull the trigger but I had to strip down the ugly paint. I did this on several alloy bikes before but never on carbon. Dangerholm showed me how it works even if he esplicitly saiys to not do it but that's exactly how reversed psychology works. So I dangerholmed the frame, put on some chris king headset and dura-ace crank that were laying around and bent a tubus titanium rack tube to a custom garmin saddle mount. For those that don't know the rules: On the track you can use a device to record your data but you are not allowed to see it while riding. This is why froome doesn't race track... Then I tried to bodge a modern track handlebar with different cutted shimano levers and a lot of mastic but ended up with the fancy made in italy ASHAA handlebar. The 29teeth chainring is freshly cnc'd out of the uk as a late valentines gift and currently is the fastest on the planet because it misses half the teeth. This equals half the friction. Such produkts make the whole industry look pretty stupid and I love it. The wheels are my go to uci approved chinese clincher rims laced by a friend. He used internal nips and even washers. Check how fancy he laced all spokes on the inside of the hubflange. Normaly there is one spoke inside and the next one outside but he managed to lace all of them internal what will save a humongous amount of 17Watts at high enough speed. Clincher cotton tires with latex innertubes are my favourite combination. The feel and ridequality is phenomenal. Seeing the us track team racing on the road tt vittoria corsa speed tires in clinchers and not the track specific pista makes me even more confident that this choice is making up for another double digit watt gain. To go full nerd I hotwaxed the dura-ace 11speed road chain with silca secret blend and used rubberised griptape and shrinktape to keep the 28cm narrow handlebars max aero but still grippy.

Frame:
Planet X Holdsworth's Roi de Velo size 51cm Small in Team Orange but striped down to bare carbon. I used a knife to remove most of the thick paint coats. Then continued with 120 grid sandpaoer till black carbon spots were seen. For the finish i used 600 grit sandpaper but the black wasn't the carbon. It was black primer/filler. Then I got a bit unpatient and removed all the black Primer foundation with 180grit sandpaper. UV protected the resin with some car wax and MucOff Miracle Shine. Time invested in preping the frame and fork was around 20 hours of labor.

Fork/Headset:
Planet X frameset OEM fork / Chris King iS 41 upper from DropSet 3

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Shimano Dura-Ace Track FC-7710 165mm / Shimano 105 Octalink BB-5500 BSA68 109.5mm

Pedals:
Shimano Dura-Ace PD-R9100

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Cogs: Shimano Dura-Ace SS-7600 1/2x3/32" 13-16T (Works well with 11/128* Chain) / Velobike Elite Narrow 17/18T / Velobike Elite Ti 19T / Chainring: 29T Motion Labs Enduro Track 11/128'' or 62T Raketa Supersport Tempo / Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace road 11-speed CN HG901

Derailleurs/Shifters:
X

Handlebars/Stem:
Toothengeniering Ashaa with Velobike Shrink Wrap Grip in the drops and rubberised grip tape on the hoods / Velobike elite longboi stem 160mm +/-6 with Ti Bolts

Saddle/Seatpost:
Cheap Asia Import / Planet X frameset OEM seatpost

Brakes:
X

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
DT-Swiss Track Classic radial with 20x214mm (217mm would be better) Sapim CX-Ray spokes to 80mm NXT80RC Nextie Carbon rim / Vittoria Corsa Speed 700x23c with Vittoria 19-23mm latex tube 48mm valve plus 45mm Enve x Silca valve extender

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
DT-Swiss Track Classic laced with 24x232mm Sapim CX-Ray spokes to 80mm NXT80RC Nextie Carbon rim / Vittoria Corsa Speed 700x23c with Vittoria 19-23mm latex tube 48mm valve plus 45mm Enve x Silca valve extender

Accessories:
Custom Tubus ti Garmin saddle mount

More Info:
7.655kg / 16.8lbs

Bike History

Click a link below to see past stages of this bike.

  1. Initial
  2. longer stem and shiny paint

Current Stage Info:

After one season riding this raw beast I decided to finaly wet sand it down perfectly with 400grit and then spray it in hygloss clearcoat so that the carbon pops out like when it was wet and to protect from uv too. I used RODARO 2K PRO without any primer but it didn't get shiny until I used up 4 250ml cans. Now the frame is shyny like I wanted it but full of drops too. So I wetsanded the complete frame with 600grit to get it flat again and used another 2 cans to get it back shyny again. This is my first complete paintjob so at the end I used 3x 250ml and 6x 400ml cans. I did it outside but it came out nice. I think if I would redo it now 1 250ml can for the fork and 1x 400ml can for the frame would be enough. To better match the shiny hubs I switched the dura-ace crank to an aero crankset and put on a longer Stem for a more aero but relaxed position.

Added by ianiscaratti. Last updated 5 days ago.

35 Comments

jankoenig00

jankoenig00 says:

Absolut brutales Gerät! Auch geil das es immer wieder Updates gibt!

Posted 5 days ago

ianiscaratti

ianiscaratti says:

DANKE <3 2Bald sollte noch ein Endstufen Vorbau kommen...

Posted 5 days ago

jankoenig00

jankoenig00 says:

Wie, nochmal ne Schippe drauf?!

Posted about 10 hours ago

Tor

Tor says:

Amazing update thank you

Posted about 2 months ago

Tor

Tor says:

I love the Garmin mounting especially

Posted about 2 months ago

ianiscaratti

ianiscaratti says:

thank you

Posted 5 days ago

edavsky

edavsky says:

How does 160 cranks feel?

Posted 4 months ago

ianiscaratti

ianiscaratti says:

Can't tell because Raketa didn't send the crankset. I have 155mm on my mtb and love it. Even tried 140 before and even if it felt extreme it felt great.

Posted 4 months ago

NicolasCalifornia

NicolasCalifornia says:

Wow man its almost aesthetic.

Posted over 1 year ago

NicolasCalifornia

NicolasCalifornia says:

Do you think watts will be lost with such a gigantic stem?

Posted over 1 year ago

ianiscaratti

ianiscaratti says:

almost aesthetic and fast for sure

Posted over 1 year ago

ianiscaratti

ianiscaratti says:

the stem is size 3 of the 9 sizes so it's not gigantic

Posted over 1 year ago

GhostRidingTheWhip

GhostRidingTheWhip says:

+1

Posted over 1 year ago

NicolasCalifornia

NicolasCalifornia says:

a crit bike would make sense with twitchy handling, then again the geo is lax

Posted about 1 year ago

ianiscaratti

ianiscaratti says:

it handled a crit very well. The bb is heigh enough and the wheelbase is very short.

Posted about 1 year ago

edavsky

edavsky says:

it's a bold way to clean up the paint) very cool!

Posted over 1 year ago

ianiscaratti

ianiscaratti says:

only way I know if you don't own or pay for a cherrystone blaster.

Posted over 1 year ago

DoktorMave

DoktorMave says:

Sick.. du machsch keini halbe Sache xD

Posted over 1 year ago

ianiscaratti

ianiscaratti says:

Danke und ebefalls nice build

Posted over 1 year ago

NicolasCalifornia

NicolasCalifornia says:

You can't reach those drops what are you thinking!

Posted over 1 year ago

ianiscaratti

ianiscaratti says:

I can but this is a -17° test stem. I'll buy a longboy when I'm sure about the position.

have you seen the inside lacing on the high flange hubs?

Posted over 1 year ago

GhostRidingTheWhip

GhostRidingTheWhip says:

+1

Posted over 1 year ago

DoktorMave

DoktorMave says:

Nice one.. dueschs sälbr neu lackiere?

Posted almost 2 years ago

ianiscaratti

ianiscaratti says:

wird ned neu lackiert ich lahns eso raw carbon camo style

Posted almost 2 years ago

_nico

_nico says:

FYI: There are people on lfgss who make nice "fake" hoods, 3d printed as far as i remember. Probably easier then sculpting some yourself :-)

Posted almost 2 years ago

ianiscaratti

ianiscaratti says:

probably and I have already ordered them from PENG but they never arrived.
I'm enjoying my projects. it never is about what is the easiest or cheapest.

Posted almost 2 years ago

NicolasCalifornia

NicolasCalifornia says:

Is it too late to swap the hubs for dura ace?

Posted almost 2 years ago

ianiscaratti

ianiscaratti says:

Never to late but why. I prefere the sealed basic pressfit bearing than cup and cone style plus dura ace hubs only come with crazy high amount of spokeholes? Do you have anything 20 or 24h to offer me?

Posted almost 2 years ago

NicolasCalifornia

NicolasCalifornia says:

Would you consider a 650b front end conversion?

Posted almost 2 years ago

ianiscaratti

ianiscaratti says:

hell no! that is some punkt retro shit I'm building a modern tracktool

Posted almost 2 years ago

GhostRidingTheWhip

GhostRidingTheWhip says:

+1 modern

Posted almost 2 years ago

henry510

henry510 says:

Quite cool as half-stripped version too :-)

Posted almost 2 years ago

ianiscaratti

ianiscaratti says:

yea it is something special and unique. It has some Van Gogh style to it

Posted almost 2 years ago

NicolasCalifornia

NicolasCalifornia says:

I feel like this build is going to either make you or break you Iscaretti.

Posted almost 2 years ago

ianiscaratti

ianiscaratti says:

Why do you feel like that?
I feel more like I will have a sexy and solid frame for an amazing price and some hours of labor or I'll learn a lesson and just buy a new track frame.

Posted almost 2 years ago