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Planet X Track Frame

Old 06-14-10, 07:57 AM
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Planet X Track Frame

Hey I just bought a Planet X frame off craigslist. Can anyone tell me about them? I'm really stoked to finally have a lightweight frame for once!
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Old 06-14-10, 08:05 AM
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is it that exact one in the picture? that frame has gotten a TON of crap from people online because OF BULLET WOUNDS IN THE TOP TUBE. That frame specifically is not safe by any means no matter what the seller said, whether it was that bmx riders used to drill holes in their frames or any other crap. That thing is not safe at all and it should not be ridden.

A regular Planet X frame, however, is a fine frame. It handles like an aluminum track frame.
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Old 06-14-10, 08:09 AM
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Yes it's that one. I see no problem with it really. It feels plenty strong to me, and I don't really have money for another frame.
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Old 06-14-10, 08:23 AM
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bullet holes? really?
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I had a Planet X SL Pro road frame that I absolutely loved. Had zero issues with it and it rode like a dream. Hopefully your track frame will bring you the same joy.
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What's the story behind this frame? Bullets to the top tube WTF???
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Originally Posted by cleanupinaisle3
bullet holes? really?

speed holes
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The rider survived a drive by, but the frame took quite a few hits...damn, it's tough living in the hoooood.
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100% someone just did it to look cool. Though maybe the previous owner is at least creative enough to make up a good story...it's the least he could do for being such a loser.
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Originally Posted by Johhny B
Yes it's that one. I see no problem with it really. It feels plenty strong to me, and I don't really have money for another frame.
If it's fine then why don't see other bikes with holes going thru the top tube?

The seller of this frame has been publicly called out for the lack of responsibility for selling this frame that is not safe. I understand we live in a free market society but it comes to a point where one must draw the line. You can do what you want but realize that tons of people have lambasted the frame and seller for a reason, people who likely have more experience with frames and metals than you, and when (not if)this frame fails there is a reason.
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Can someone link to the source of all this drama?
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Originally Posted by paktinat
Can someone link to the source of all this drama?
This specific frame has been critiqued by many:

https://tarckbike.com/node/9391?page=20
https://sacramento.craigslist.org/bik/1457240412.html
https://sacfixedgear.com/forum/viewto...planet+x+track
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You can't see the picture in the OP?
Here it is again.
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HAHAHAHA

holy hell someone bought it?

dude i'm pretty sure the thing had its top tube crushed and someone probably used a slide hammer to pull the dent back out. comprimised aluminum is, well, comprimised. there's no way i'd EVER ride that piece of crap.




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Meh. Just use some bondo and repaint. It'll be good as new.
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hope you didnt pay much for it
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I feel bad for OP.
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I don't.
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Originally Posted by PedallingATX
100% someone just did it to look cool. Though maybe the previous owner is at least creative enough to make up a good story...it's the least he could do for being such a loser.
I was told it was drilled to reduce weight, and that old bmx racers used to do it all the time.
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Majority of BMX frames are steel which is more dense and stiff than aluminum which is what the frame is made out of.... Although drilling holes in any frame is definitely NOT safe.

The original seller is r3tarded as the holes make only a extremely minuscule difference that won't produce anything somebody could notice aside from the ruined frame...

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Originally Posted by Johhny B
I was told it was drilled to reduce weight, and that old bmx racers used to do it all the time.
How much weight would it reduce...like 3 grams?
Only BMX parts were drilled for weight reduction, we still see them today on BMX parts...rims, hollow pin chains, hollow axles, TI bolts...etc etc but never frames.
Frames should never be drilled by any amateurs, it looks like some one just went to town on the frame with a rock hammer of some sort.
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I'm gonna contact the seller to get my money back.
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Originally Posted by Johhny B
I'm gonna contact the seller to get my money back.
Good luck; it's usually buyer beware over at CL....
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