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What road bike do you have?

Old 06-03-08, 02:52 PM
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Old 06-03-08, 03:58 PM
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Planet X - Sportive Ti

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Old 06-03-08, 05:26 PM
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Originally Posted by JohnnyC
Planet X - Sportive Ti
Thats a nice looking ride! Dura Ace + FSA? Can't tell about the wheels. Mind if I ask how much it set you back and a ballpark weight?

-Steve
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Old 06-03-08, 05:46 PM
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Apparently the Planet X Sportive Ti are built by Lynskeys. Not bad.
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Originally Posted by ::velolove::
Hello all

I've been riding fixed gear and track for years now but have never really had a road bike to take any pride or joy in. This is my first road build. I managed to throw it together using just under $200 (due to some sweet hookups)

I'm very excited about it and it's been treating me amazingly. I lucked out on getting the frame for free. It's an 80s schwinn prologue made in japan.

[IMG]https://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a43/Fishey342/n42006724_30889603_5454.jpg[/MG]

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It's a late 80s (88ish?) prologue (more info would be great!) When i got the frame i got most of the Shimano 600 components as well. The best part is the 80s mavic rim laced dt swiss to the 600 hub and freewheel. I replaced the worn down 600 deraileur with a lightly used dura ace and the chain rings are newer shimano as well. the bars are salsa, levers are 600, stem is nitto, seat post/saddle is thomson/fizik airione (from my track bike) and the front wheel is some ****ty stock wheel from a friends mercier kilo tt. Basically, there are some upgrades in the future that i'll make, but it rides great as is.

But yes, please, any more info on this era of schwinn [and the prologues specifically] would be amazing because i'm very curious.

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Cool looking bike, if you ask around in classic and vintage they'll be able to get the info you want. "vintage" in that forum is basically early 90's and older FYI.
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Old 06-03-08, 09:33 PM
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project in progress.

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Old 06-04-08, 02:18 AM
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Originally Posted by barndoor
....speaking of fine steel bikes......
Here's my '06 custom Waterford R14....weighs a little over 21#

Those wheels look so tiny. I imagine you are quite tall, but that reach to the water bottle cages looks pretty big. but a beautiful bike for sure.
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Old 06-04-08, 11:28 AM
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Originally Posted by sjmayclin
Thats a nice looking ride! Dura Ace + FSA? Can't tell about the wheels. Mind if I ask how much it set you back and a ballpark weight?

-Steve

You are correct - Dura Ace and FSA Gossamer.

Cost £1776

Weighs in at 16lbs.

The wheels are Planet X model C's - when I went to collect the bike - the handbuilt ones I ordered were not ready. So far these have stayed in true.

The bike is the XXL sized frame.
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Old 06-04-08, 11:31 AM
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Originally Posted by mrbubbles
Apparently the Planet X Sportive Ti are built by Lynskeys. Not bad.
Yeah, Lynskey have sent a few frames to Planet X now. They do a more road orientated bike (Pro Road Titanium). They have also designed a hardtail for the sister company (On One) - this is called the TI 456. It's been getting rave reviews.
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Old 06-04-08, 12:01 PM
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Here's my Look 585















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Old 06-04-08, 03:52 PM
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Just got this thing the other day. I'm giddy.
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Old 06-04-08, 05:35 PM
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hey guys i have a Schwinn Le Tour III with stock wheels, and original tires, 27 x 1 1/4... i would like to get thinner tires, (27 x 1 1/8) will it be possible to put them on the existing wheels, or will it require new wheels. thanks, as you can tell i'm new at this.
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oooooo! I like the red spokes
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I have a 2008 Specialized Tarmac Comp. Quite the upgrade from the Allez I had previously
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Originally Posted by nachomc
I have a 2008 Specialized Tarmac Comp. Quite the upgrade from the Allez I had previously
Well...? Pics?
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Old 06-04-08, 10:41 PM
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2007 Schwinn Fastback Sport

More photos here... https://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v3...tback%20Sport/
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Originally Posted by WillyG
Just got this thing the other day. I'm giddy.
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You must be new—please shoot from the drive side next time. Nice bike BTW.
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Old 06-06-08, 02:14 AM
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Sweet!
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still working on fit.
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Welcome to the S-Works brotherhood.
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thanks bud. i'm loving it.
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Here's my new ride, built on a Surly Pacer. It's equipped with Ultegra SL and Krysirium Equipe Wheels and built to ride. Bars have to be turned up and I'm not sure I love the cork bar tape as much as I thought I would.

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