Planet X XLA Shimano Ultegra 6800 Disc Cyclocross Bike (Special Build) - £699.99 - HotUKDeals
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Planet X XLA Shimano Ultegra 6800 Disc Cyclocross Bike (Special Build) - £699.99

£699.99 @ Planet X
Excellent deal for Ultegra spec gravel bike if you don't mind building it up yourself. Additional parts required to complete the bike build. Rim tape x 2 Inner brake cables (front and rear) O…
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1m, 1w agoFound 1 month, 1 week ago
Excellent deal for Ultegra spec gravel bike if you don't mind building it up yourself.

Additional parts required to complete the bike build.
Rim tape x 2
Inner brake cables (front and rear)
Outer brake cables (none hydraulic bikes only)
Outer gear cables
Gear ferrules
if ordering a fat bike please check the status and availability of suitable tyres and inner tubes
As these bikes are shipped unassembled you will require certain bike tools to complete assembly. An Allen key set, BB wrench, torque wrench, cassette lock-ring tool, headset press, hacksaw and fork cutting guide chain tool/pliers and cable cutters should be considered an absolute minimum.
Please Note: This bike is not customisable unless specifically shown in the options after choosing your frame. These bikes are only sold with the Specification listed
Don't fancy building it yourself, we can do it for you and we'll add in the extra bits,
- rodman
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1m, 1w agoFound 1 month, 1 week ago
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For someone who knows the basics of bike maintenance how hard would this be?
#2
Voted hot.

A decent bike deal, rather than another mobile phone deal!
#3
1982john
For someone who knows the basics of bike maintenance how hard would this be?

As these bikes are shipped unassembled you will require certain bike tools to complete assembly. An Allen key set, BB wrench, torque wrench, cassette lock-ring tool, headset press, hacksaw and fork cutting guide chain tool/pliers and cable cutters should be considered an absolute minimum.

I'd say you need a bit more than basic knowledge.

Edited By: rev6 on Jan 12, 2017 18:39
#4
1982john
For someone who knows the basics of bike maintenance how hard would this be?


​It wouldn't be that hard to get the basic assembly done. It's mainly that the investment in tools, if you don't have them, or won't use them again, cancels out the saving. You could probably get your local bike shop to assemble and still save a few quid. Or do what you can and drop it off for a final check over.
#5
Was just gonna say a local bike shop may be able to sort it out, I know a few places that tend to fix bikes only and or coffee shop, so not much on sale , ideal and cheap , otherwise planetX do it for £200

Edited By: whatyadoinsucka on Jan 12, 2017 19:45
#6
wow. I've assembled many bikes shipped in cardboard boxes and never needed a hacksaw!
#7
Most local bike shops will build it for you for 50 pounds upwards. As it takes a few hours to do it properly its well worth it rather than ballsing it up yourself.
#8
Assembling your own bike isn't for everyone but I for one have always enjoyed doing it and find it immensely satisfying. Apart from a crown race setting tool and hacksaw to cut the steerer to length, all the other tools you need, you'll need anyway for carrying out routine maintenance owning a cyclo-cross/gravel bike. 18 piece Shimano tool set from Planet X £21. Cable cutters £5-10. Torque wrench £25. Hacksaw £5. Ask your local bike shop to fit the headset crown race, mine do it for free (takes less than 30 seconds) and if your not confident cutting the steerer, ask your dad or consult the oracle - YouTube!

Edited By: Land_Raver on Jan 13, 2017 00:29: spelling error corrected
#9
Pipecutter is better than a hacksaw for cutting steerers. Mind and measure twice. Not sure what the reference to crown ring is, but a headset can carefully be inserted with a mallet. Most crown races are split now so easy to install and remove. I'd probably advise against self-build unless you have the tools and have some idea of what you are doing.
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#11
swayndo
Pipecutter is better than a hacksaw for cutting steerers. Mind and measure twice. Not sure what the reference to crown ring is, but a headset can carefully be inserted with a mallet. Most crown races are split now so easy to install and remove. I'd probably advise against self-build unless you have the tools and have some idea of what you are doing.


​I'm assuming this has a carbon steerer, in which case the pressure from a pipe cutter would possibly de-laminate the the carbon and weaken it.

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