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 Post subject: Re: New Parlee Z1
PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:23 pm 
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SWijland wrote:
Lovely racing machine, but can't say I like the CK headset either. A TUNE or a KCNC would look much much better.


Thank you for the comment. I agree with the headset which I don't really love either.

Will look into a replacement soon.

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 Post subject: Re: New Parlee Z1
PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 6:26 am 
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New Corima Viva MCC "S" fitted with Conti Competition 25. Best wheel/tire combination I have ever tried. The wheels roll and roll, very easy to climb with, unbelievable cornering and fantastic braking - except in the wet!!!!

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 Post subject: Re: New Parlee Z1
PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 6:28 am 
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Bike is looking great!!
Enjoy your trip :thumbup: :beerchug:


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 Post subject: Re: New Parlee Z1
PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 8:04 am 
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That Parlee looks perfect. :beerchug:

Own a Parlee Z1 and a Parlee Z3 , both great rides.


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 Post subject: Re: New Parlee Z1
PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 8:42 am 
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 Post subject: Re: New Parlee Z1
PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 10:50 am 
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beautiful!


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 Post subject: Re: New Parlee Z1
PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 12:28 pm 
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Hi Rippedup,

Your Z1 looks spot on, however you could always just sand down your seat post to remove the decals, this is what i did to my ENVE seatpost and stem and am really pleased with the results.. you would get a kind of sheen finish, which I like with my gloss frame, but wont be as matt as your frame, but in my opinion would look better than it does now with the logos...

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 Post subject: Re: New Parlee Z1
PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 12:31 pm 
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Thanks Lig! Yes, I tried removing the marking on the seatpost with acetone, but didn't work.. What type of sanding paper did you use?

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 Post subject: Re: New Parlee Z1
PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 1:23 pm 
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Hi RU,

Yeah acetone wont work as the decals are 'baked' on. Here is my post on the removal... viewtopic.php?f=10&t=125319

I basically started with 400 grit and then got smoother down to 1500 then some rubbing compound to finish. I did mask around 5mm above where it clamps as i didnt want to risk effecting the clamping area at all.... It does take time, it took around 2- 3 hours to do it, but does give a nice look (again in my opinion)!

Stem wise (I know you have just bought the Zipp) would be a MCFK stem in the matt finish - this would match very nicely with the headtube weave... but yes more $$$$ something for the future.... :D

http://www.mcfk.de/en/products/stem/stem.html

Cheers,
Lig.


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 Post subject: Re: New Parlee Z1
PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 1:40 pm 
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That rear hub is a piece of art!! Corima never striked me as a well finished product, more like a race-ready-inexpensive solid set of wheels

May be this goes along with the increase of price list


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 Post subject: Re: New Parlee Z1
PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 1:46 pm 
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You can sand a post down in about 20 mins. Use a razorblade angled opposite to the direction of dragging and the clearcoat just peels off, then finish with wet sand with fine grit sandpaper. I finished with satin clearcoat in a spraycan, about 3-5 light coats. I thought it would wear off really quickly (I sanded an entire frame as well) but 7,000k's later and the frame has not a single solitary chip, there is no flaking of the clearcoat anywhere. Pictures of frame and sanded seatpost(x2) and stem (both are ritchey superlogic) are in my signature.

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 Post subject: Re: New Parlee Z1
PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 9:41 am 
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Nice looking Parlee!! Really like the red decals. Maybe I need to order some red ones for my Parlee....


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