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Planet X Kaffenback 2

I needed my bike to be like a swiss army knife due to space constraints, that I could ride all year round, keep up with a club run, get up hills, appear ‘dull’ to thieves and enable me to transport the weekly shop. I came across this on eBay (and so take no credit for the build, all goes to Dave – who even had it powder coated). Mismatched shimano groupset, Mavic Aksium Disk Wheels shod with Gatorskins. Stopping power comes from TRP HY/RYD disc brakes. Finishing kit comes comprises of Deda Zero 100 handlebars, 44cm wide and a Deda stem. Also a lovely Ritchey carbon pro seatpost and comfortable RSP saddle. Disc specific rear rack and some sks chromoplastics. 110mm front / 135mm rear

Frame:
Planet X Kaffenback (Maxwell tubing)

Fork/Headset:
Planet X Kaffenback FSA Headset

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Shimano 105

Pedals:
Shimano PDM530

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Shimano 105/ tiagra

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Shimano Tiagra front mech, Sora gear shifters, Sora rear mech

Handlebars/Stem:
Deda zero 100

Saddle/Seatpost:
Ritchey carbon pro / RSP saddle

Brakes:
TRP HY/RYD (mechanical and hydraulic)

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Mavic Aksium DIsk Wheels, 25mm continental gatorskins

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Mavic Aksium DIsk Wheels, 25mm continental gatorskins

Accessories:
SKS chromoplastics. Disk specific rear rack, random pump

Bike History

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

  1. Initial
  2. Commuting/touring setup

Current Stage Info:

Plans:
wider tyres
frame pump
front rack
brooks cambium
1x
desticker rims
down the line - 650b flat bar town setup?

Added by georgeholmes26. Last updated 10 months ago.

As of 10 months ago, georgeholmes26 has indicated that they no longer own this bike.

8 Comments

Algot

Algot says:

Did you paint it yourself?

Posted over 1 year ago

georgeholmes26

georgeholmes26 says:

It got powder coated locally - was originally that tea colour. This paint is really durable, looks fine and tries to make the bike look boring + unattractive to thieves! I am tempted to do the rack + guards the same

Posted over 1 year ago

Algot

Algot says:

Yeah, you should totally do the guards but I think you should keep the rack black;)

Posted over 1 year ago

outofstep

outofstep says:

Needs fatter tires!

Posted about 2 years ago

georgeholmes26

georgeholmes26 says:

I don't know what the clearances are! Over summer I plan to ditch the rack + guards and go for some 28c cyclocross tan wall tyres

Posted about 2 years ago

ghostridethewhip

ghostridethewhip says:

+1

Posted about 2 years ago

outofstep

outofstep says:

quick google search says up to 32mm

Posted about 2 years ago

ghostridethewhip

ghostridethewhip says:

32s would be nice

Posted about 2 years ago