My Parlee Z5i (not black)

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bikewithnoname
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by bikewithnoname

So here's my new bike, it'll be my high mileage weekend bike and has been built with that in mind. Nothing super lightweight, nothing too expensive to replace when they wear out.

I am so over the stealth ninja look so went with a pearl white frame, with gold and silver accents on the panels. Build list is below with weights where I have them:

Parlee z5i Size L (Tall)
Front Wheel - 28 2x Chris King R45, X-rays, Ambrosio F20 623gms
Rear Wheel - 32 2x Chris King R45, X-rays, Ambrosio F20 771gms
Front Tyre - Veloflex extreme 231gms
Rear Tyre - Veloflex extreme 231gms
Skewers Pair - Planet X 43gms
Saddle - Antares Braided 159gms
Post - Zipp SL Speed
Stem - Zipp Service Corse SL
Bar - Zipp SL
Groupset - Chorus 11
Brakes - EE
Pedal - Speedplay with Ward Ti axle 165gms
Tape & Cages - Arundle
Weight: 6.63kg

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"We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities." Oscar Wilde

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by LowCel

Very nice! I can't wait to finish building mine.

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by lovestheclimb

really great looking bike, great build kit too.... enjoy

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carlislegeorge
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by carlislegeorge

very nice. making me think about sending mine back for repainting next winter...
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Wingnut
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by Wingnut

Bugger to keep clean but beautiful non the less...
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RichTheRoadie
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by RichTheRoadie

Nice. Impressive weight with classics wheels too. That's a ridiculously short cable run into the rear mech though!

Do you might me asking what you weigh and how the F20s hold up / feel? I've been tempted by them in the past, but the appeal of the strength of the Nemesis better appeases my 'peace of mind' requirements!

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by phallenthoul

very tasteful. love monochrome scheme

bikewithnoname
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by bikewithnoname

Thanks for the comments guys.

BikeTart, I'm 80kg, the wheels are plenty strong enough for me, flex a bit more than Kysrium's but that's no bad thing. They don't have a machined brake surface and the anodising does wear off but that's not a huge surprise. I guess if I was hitting pave a lot I'd run Nemesis rims, but for the UK and Alpine roads I think they are great. Will likley build a pair up on extralite hubs this summer as my uphill alpine wheelset
"We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities." Oscar Wilde

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by SWijland

Sweet bike! Like the way you think as well. Not sure though how well the Veloflex tubulars go with 'high mileage, nothing super lightweight, nothing too expensive to replace when they wear out' :wink: . I agree that the rear derailleur cable is way too short. A longer one should make for better shifting.

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by Simonhi

When are you selling your Peg ;-) ???

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canbakay
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by canbakay

nice build, impressive weight.

i would pull those tubs off for a more race wheel set up. Feel like arenberg rear carbon front would suit those hoops better.

Denavelo
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by Denavelo

Whoa! that paint scheme looks exactly like my old Z4.

I loved my old Parlee and I got a Speedvagen to replace the Z4, and now I'm thinking about getting another Z5SL/i. I've gotten stronger on the Steel frame and I'm curious to ride a carbon bike again. There's a Parlee demo this weekend in LA @ bike Effect. I want to try the Z5SL.

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bikewithnoname
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by bikewithnoname

Quick update. Switched the wheels for some Farsports 24mm tubs and velofelx Records. Weight is now down to 6.29kg

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Danavelo, yup they're pretty similar!
"We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities." Oscar Wilde

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by Ozrider

That looks really fantastic. Congratulations
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konky
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by konky

I really must be the only person on the planet that thinks Parlee's look a tad dull. To me they look a bit 80s steel', especially the big frames with a long head tube.

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