Planet X Spitfire titanium road frame with Selcof carbon fork £499.99

otherself

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I bought one as apparently they are discontinuing this rim brake version for disc (mistake!). Never had a ti frame. They were £1050 a few weeks back.

No pics but welds look very neat, cowled dropouts, BSA threaded, well thought out frame 1542g for the medium on my kitchen scales. Down tube has ovalized and thicker near BB. Building it with mix of Tiagra 4700 and ice grey Ultegra 6601 10 speed for now.

 

M_Chavez

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I bought this frameset back in April when they were going for about £530 delivered during a flash sale.
I am blown away by it, though I've been averaging only about 40mi per week on it so far.
The bike is almost as light, fast & responsive as my old Prinnie RSL, yet rides smoother than steel. Probably best bike I've ever had.
Built up with a 9x1 shimergo drivetrain + carbon Sram Force crankset.

It's a pity to read that they are being discontinued in favour of the useless disks.

I believe the frames are built by Waltly, who tend to get good reviews. You can get a custom (anything your heart desires) ti frame from them for about £1k taxed & delivered to the UK by the way.
 

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I bought this frameset back in April when they were going for about £530 delivered during a flash sale.
I am blown away by it, though I've been averaging only about 40mi per week on it so far.
The bike is almost as light, fast & responsive as my old Prinnie RSL, yet rides smoother than steel. Probably best bike I've ever had.
Built up with a 9x1 shimergo drivetrain + carbon Sram Force crankset.

It's a pity to read that they are being discontinued in favour of the useless disks.

I believe the frames are built by Waltly, who tend to get good reviews. You can get a custom (anything your heart desires) ti frame from them for about £1k taxed & delivered to the UK by the way.

Thanks. I haven't ridden it yet but I was impressed by their kaffenback winter roadie model 10 years back (steel fork was heavy, heavier than and Kona Project 2 MTB fork).

It sounds sacrilegious but the Spitfire will be my spring/autumn/winter bike as it won't corrode and can absorb the British winter cack roads. (I have a 7.2kg Chinese carbon road bike by BXT for summer use).

I do believe they had them built in China by a manufacturer under another name. Nice to see it's Walty as I watched a YouTube video of them and they look pretty good. Joe from China Cycling (YouTube) - always an interesting guy-said good things about Walty too.

 

M_Chavez

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Maybe I got a lucky one, but I can't help & smile every time I get to ride it. From memory my build is about 8.6kg and that includes a brooks saddle and a heavy stem & bars combo.
Not sure about winter bike duties - I'm running 25mm tyres in it, and I think I can just about fit 28mm as I don't use a front mech, but there's no mounts or clearance for guards.
I'm officially a southern softie as I live a couple miles south of the Antonine wall, so I'm not ashamed to say that there's no way I'm riding this thing in winter season with all the water, wet leaves, mud and other carp on the roads.
 
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