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Planet X Holdsworth Trackbike

I allways liked the shape, geometry and price of planetX track frames but the horrendous retro paint sceme gives eyecancer. The new roy the track frame with more tire clearance and wide forkblade 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 reversed psychology basics. So I dangerholmed the frame. put on some chris king headset and dura-ace crank that were laying around. Bent a tubus titanium rack tube to a custom garmin saddle mount. Gor those that don't know the rules say: On the track you can use a device to record your data but you can't see it. In my opinion this is why fropme 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 out of the uk as a valentines present and currently is the fastest on the planet because it misses half the teeth. This equals to 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 they are one in one out but he managed to lace all internal what will save a humongous amount of 17Watts at high enough speed. Clincher cotton tires with latex innertubes are my go to combination. The feel and ridequality is phenomenal. Plus it is not tl like messy to experiment with other tire models and width. 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 33cm narrow handlebars aero but grippy. and the bb, pedal and hub bearings aren't ceramic lol

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 but black primer. Then I got a bit unpatient and removed all the black Primer foundation with 180grit sandpaper. UV protected with some car wax and MucOff Miracle Shine. Time invested in preping the frame and fork was around 20 hours

Fork/Headset:
Planet X frameset OEM fork / Chris King is 41

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Shimano Dura-Ace Track FC7710 165mm / Shimano 105 Octalink BB-5500

Pedals:
Shimano Dura-Ace PD-R9100

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
29T Motion Labs Enduro Track Chainring 11/128'' 1/2x3/32 13-16T Sprocket / 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 140mm +/-12 with Ti Bolts

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

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:
Back on Track soon!

Bike History

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  1. Basicbitch
  2. Stage 2

Added by ianiscaratti. Last updated 7 days ago.

16 Comments

NicolasCalifornia

NicolasCalifornia says:

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

Posted 12 days 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 12 days ago

GhostRidingTheWhip

GhostRidingTheWhip says:

+1

Posted 9 days ago

DoktorMave

DoktorMave says:

Nice one.. dueschs sälbr neu lackiere?

Posted 4 months ago

ianiscaratti

ianiscaratti says:

wird ned neu lackiert ich lahns eso raw carbon camo style

Posted 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months ago

NicolasCalifornia

NicolasCalifornia says:

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

Posted 6 months 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 6 months ago

NicolasCalifornia

NicolasCalifornia says:

Would you consider a 650b front end conversion?

Posted 6 months ago

ianiscaratti

ianiscaratti says:

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

Posted 6 months ago

GhostRidingTheWhip

GhostRidingTheWhip says:

+1 modern

Posted 4 months ago

henry510

henry510 says:

Quite cool as half-stripped version too :-)

Posted 6 months ago

ianiscaratti

ianiscaratti says:

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

Posted 6 months ago

NicolasCalifornia

NicolasCalifornia says:

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

Posted 7 months 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 7 months ago