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Crazy Ace's white & pink Planet X TT bike

Postby crazyace » Sun Oct 31, 2010 6:54 pm

Fuchs wrote:
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Fuchs wrote:the new bike?

Yep!!!


cool. you have to show us more of it! :D

and for the rueles :grin:

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Re: Creative Cycling pictures

Postby Fuchs » Sun Oct 31, 2010 8:50 pm

i do not like the pinke but the bike is nice :)
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Re: Crazy Ace's pink Planet X TT bike

Postby Ypsylon » Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:17 am

I thought the bike deserved it's own topic and wanted to ask what wheels and cranks those are without having to look for a picture to post along.

You can change the title if you edit the first post, crazyace.
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Re: Crazy Ace's pink Planet X TT bike

Postby crazyace » Mon Nov 01, 2010 2:15 pm

Ypsylon wrote:I thought the bike deserved it's own topic and wanted to ask what wheels and cranks those are without having to look for a picture to post along.

You can change the title if you edit the first post, crazyace.

Thanks for that, I appreciate it. I have just added white to the title because to me the frame is white with pink decals. The forks are piny as that is all that Planet-X had left other than black which I felt would not have worked visually. The disc wheel is a standard HED with a ZIPP 500 front they where originally on my Quintana Roo. These wheels are 650c which were the in thing for triathlon when I bought the QR 11 years ago, though the when are not that old they were upgrades about three or four years ago. The cranks are Stronglight speedlight fitted with a Fibre Lyte 60t chain ring giving me a 141 inch gear on the 11 sprocket.
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Re: Crazy Ace's white & pink Planet X TT bike

Postby Fuchs » Mon Nov 01, 2010 5:11 pm

are 650 wheels okej for the TT rules?
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Re: Crazy Ace's white & pink Planet X TT bike

Postby crazyace » Mon Nov 01, 2010 6:41 pm

Fuchs wrote:are 650 wheels okej for the TT rules?

Well they are here in the UK in the CTT events and in Triathlons, but I don't know about the UCI rules, though I would imagine they are because I am sure Emma Pooley uses them.
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Re: Crazy Ace's white & pink Planet X TT bike

Postby Ypsylon » Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:35 pm

If the chainring is that large, how long are your cranks then?
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Re: Crazy Ace's white & pink Planet X TT bike

Postby crazyace » Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:19 pm

Ypsylon wrote:If the chainring is that large, how long are your cranks then?

I think they are 170mm.
My ring is not that big compared to the one a friend of mine uses, and I believe he uses 165mm cranks.
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Re: Crazy Ace's white & pink Planet X TT bike

Postby Ypsylon » Tue Nov 02, 2010 6:53 am

When you mentioned you were from the UK I was wondering if you knew him in person.

I think I should get myself a 54t chainring, at least. :grin:

Btw, there are two buttons you can use to type something, the "reply" button and the "quote" button. It's really not much of a difference, but threads are usually a little easier to read if you use the reply button for a, well, reply, and the quote button if you are answering a specific question that is little further up the page and not the last one that was asked.
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Re: Crazy Ace's white & pink Planet X TT bike

Postby Boonen » Tue Nov 02, 2010 10:43 am

Nice looking bike Mr Ace, welcome to the forum, looks like you'll fit in nicely :wink:
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Re: Crazy Ace's white & pink Planet X TT bike

Postby dalai » Tue Nov 02, 2010 10:53 am

Fuchs wrote:are 650 wheels okej for the TT rules?


Yes - no issues. UCI rules in regards to diameter -

1.3.006 The bicycle is a vehicle with two wheels of equal diameter.

1.3.018 Wheels of the bicycle may vary in diameter between 70 cm maximum and 55 cm minimum, including
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Re: Crazy Ace's white & pink Planet X TT bike

Postby crazyace » Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:00 pm

Ypsylon wrote:When you mentioned you were from the UK I was wondering if you knew him in person.
I think I should get myself a 54t chainring, at least. :grin:

Yes maybe you could try it, I started that way with a 54 then 55, 56, 57 then I jumped up to this 60 last year. I have not regretted it but I do get a lot of criticism.
I have known of Nik for a long time and finally in my last 50 mile time trial I got to chat with him before the start. BTW he caught me for 23 minutes right on the finish line. :roll: The full results are HERE Nik finished 4th and me 65th
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Re: Crazy Ace's white & pink Planet X TT bike

Postby crazyace » Fri Nov 12, 2010 6:54 pm

Here is me on the bike having just set up my position. Since taking the photo I have shortened the aerobars by 60mm to make my upper arm more perpendicular, which will reduce forward slide on the saddle and give more comfort in the longer events like 100 milers and 12 hour rides.
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Re: Crazy Ace's white & pink Planet X TT bike

Postby slisk » Fri Nov 12, 2010 7:55 pm

I really like this. It is different. If you could remove the red Zipp stickers it would look even better.
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Re: Crazy Ace's white & pink Planet X TT bike

Postby crazyace » Fri Nov 12, 2010 11:27 pm

Yes I thought that myself and probably will be doing before next season
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