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Planet X RT58 winter bike

$425 GBP
Winter is coming. Planet X RT58 Road bike 54cm frame, set up as a winter bike with some tasty bits, all in good condition. Gears shifts super smooth, brakes sharp, bearings are slick and smooth. Just a really sorted bike for winter (ab)use. Alloy frame, carbon forks (alloy steerer) tapered. 2 x 10mm spacer above the stem, so loads of adjustment available. Shimano 105 (5600 series) STI and rear derailleur, 10 speed. Tiagra front derailleur. Tektro long drop calipers. Pads 50% worn. 172.5mm Sram/Truvativ Elita GXP compact cranks with virtually new Shimano 34t inner and FSA 50t outer chainrings. Shimano 105 cassette, 12-28t. This is a combination of two 105 cassettes, one 11-28, one 12-25. I preferred the closer ranges combined with the 28. You can have the 2 halves so can swap or experiment if you want. Shimano chain, less than 0.5% wear according to my Park tool, recently hot waxed for ultimate wet weather performance. HOPE(!) Bottom bracket because Sram can't seem to make one that lasts more than 500km and I got p*ssed off kicking the bearings free every day, although rather ironically, this BB has done less than that! Planet X seatpost and 120mm stem. Race Face bars, 44cm wide. Bar tape in good condition, I think I double wrapped it Roubaix style Specialized Toupe Elite saddle with hollow Titanium rails. Shimano 105 (5800) hubs hand built onto Mavic Open Sport rims with double butted spokes. Rims are a long way from being worn out. I have just regreased the hubs with Park blue grease. Bearings are peachy. Continental Grand Prix 4 Season 28mm tyres which are leagues better than Gatorskins for grip and comfort. I have just noticed that the back one is cracked in the rubber. Weird as the front is fine and they were bought as a pair. I'll include a used but good Continental Grand Prix 25mm to make up for it. Tubes are patch free. SKS Chromoplastic guards. Now, Planet X, in their experience and wisdom specced this bike with long drop brakes to allow for mudguards. But they didn't increase fork or frame clearance likewise... so I modified the front using a bracket from a Giant brand set of guards designed for close clearance forks. It looks a bit jury-rigged, but has done 1000s of kms, doesn't rattle and keeps your riding mates happy. Shimano SPD SL pedals, the basic ones which are super easy to service and don't really die. I could possibly include/swap some double-sided M520 (MTB type) if you'd like. Just ask. I used this bike a lot between 2017 and 2018/19 but hasn't been ridden in 4 years. If you want to save some cash, I can swap the Hope BB for a good Shimano and the saddle for a Charge Spoon with steel rails and knock £100 off. I can post in a cardboard bike box, it is expensive mind even on a 48 hour. Happy for you to collect. Also happy if you would like to view the bike before bidding. Just message me. Located in South/West of Sheffield.

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