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 Post subject: Re: New Parlee Z1
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:22 am 
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cezinho wrote:
fantastic, it it polite to ask how much such a frame cost?

thank you


Expensive :? :)

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 Post subject: Re: New Parlee Z1
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:23 pm 
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Looks like a nice stable geometry to me ! I'm not a big fan myself of all those nervous bikes these days.


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 Post subject: Re: New Parlee Z1
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:44 pm 
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Can't wait to hear what it weighs. I once thought about getting one of these but with the comfort tubing for the seatstays, the superlight tubing for the toptube, extra stiff for the chainstay, and UD for the downtube :)


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 Post subject: Re: New Parlee Z1
PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:38 am 
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yes, frame weight?


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 Post subject: Re: New Parlee Z1
PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:00 am 
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Location: Beirut, LEBANON
Hi again. The bike is almost ready. I will have pictures coming soon.

There are 2 small aesthetic problem; The frame is black, with red markings. I have the ENVE seatpost and a Ritchey stem, both of which have white markings and disturb the look quite some.

Is it possible to sand the seatpost, or remove the markings? As for the stem, I will eventually change it, but can you suggest a nice weightweeny one with red or no marking at all?

Thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: New Parlee Z1
PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:45 am 
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Location: Sydney, Australia
syntace f109 stem. cheap, light, small logos.

go at the seatpost with some fine steel wool. you should be able to remove the logos and apply an even finish to the entire post that will look good with the frame.


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 Post subject: Re: New Parlee Z1
PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:56 am 
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Nice bike. I'm just wondering what the riding is like in Lebanon ? I'm very curious.


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 Post subject: Re: New Parlee Z1
PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:12 am 
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Location: Beirut, LEBANON
ajmit3 wrote:
Nice bike. I'm just wondering what the riding is like in Lebanon ? I'm very curious.


Lebanon is a great country for cycling, especially if you like climbing. We have a nice coast with high mountains coming up just behind, a bit like California.
The climbs are steep and you could find a lot of HC routes.
One climb we do often is going up from the coast to one of the mountain's peak at 2,000 meters altitude in only ~38Km - it can give you an idea.

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 Post subject: Re: New Parlee Z1
PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 3:24 pm 
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Location: Beirut, LEBANON
Ok, here's the bike fully built and a bit dirty as I rode it twice.

Definitely the best frame I've ever ridden. It has the stiffness of the Dogma and is super stable o descents. It climbs with great momentum and accelerates fast off the saddle, yet it keeps you fresh unlike the Scott Addict LTD I rode before then.

A few pictures below. The white markings on the seatpost and stem have to go as they don't match the frame. The frame which is by the way a work of art, except maybe for the Z1 logos that are stickers instead of paint.

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 Post subject: Re: New Parlee Z1
PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 3:41 pm 
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RippedUp wrote:
Ok, here's the bike.... a bit dirty...


:lol: :lol: :lol:

Superb frame :thumbup: !!!

Louis :)


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 Post subject: Re: New Parlee Z1
PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 5:48 pm 
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Very nice bike! I would leave the seatpost but change the stem to a Zipp SC beyond black stem.


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 Post subject: Re: New Parlee Z1
PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 6:54 pm 
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Looks great. I've had a Z3c custom since early 2006 and recently sent it to Parlee for new paint; they did a superb job with a fast turnaround. They are a great company to work with.

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 Post subject: New Parlee Z1
PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 7:56 pm 
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Looks nice. I'm working on one with fair wheel but will probably build it up next year cause I'm waiting on the new Shimano DI2. We are still picking out a color pattern.


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 Post subject: Re: New Parlee Z1
PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 10:46 pm 
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why are the cable ends left so long?

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 Post subject: Re: New Parlee Z1
PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:41 am 
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Thanks for the comments. NWSAlpine, I will look into the Zipp stem definitely.

One more:

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