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 Post subject: Parlee Z3 - 5.8kg
PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2011 7:40 am 
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Heres a few quick shots of my new frame. Its a full x-weave Z3 in a small size.

So far my build list goes something like this:
*indicates parts that are yet to be purchased/could be swapped

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Happily taking suggestions or comments.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2011 8:29 am 
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:thumbup: nice!!!!

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2011 8:39 am 
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If you want to go sub 6 then forget about the enve stuff. Again with the wheel set your not big enough to warrant the alchemy stuff.. The tune hubs will build a sub 1100g wheel set.
MFCK clamp.. Same as a parlee one for all intense and purpose, I might have one lying around if your in need.
EE cranks and brakes... Hmm.. The THM stuff will suit the bike a whole lot more and I really don't know about the athiseics of an alloy crank set with all that carbon..
Plus it'll be lighter ;)

Sounds pretty good though! Looking forward to seeing the finished product!

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2011 1:48 pm 
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also get the record chain

it'll be the better option with the 11 speed cassette..


as long as you get a set of 11 speed compatible rings


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2011 1:51 pm 
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What's that beauty Z3 weigh?

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 12:46 am 
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Its no featherweight at 1.08 for the frame (includes seat clamp, hangars and barrel adjusters)

The goal is sub 6kg which should be pretty achievable. My litespeed is 6.5 and the frame is almost 1.6kg! This bike will use much lighter/nicer parts.

Im still not completely sold on the tune hubs yet. Ive been so happy with my current alchemy hubs that i would be prepared to sacrifice some grams for better hubs. we'll see...

One thing i am still considering is the finish to get on the fibulas and claviculas. At first though the gloss would match the frame but when i look at what else is going on it then matte might be a better option. This also leaves the potential for them to go on a waxed z1 in the future.....


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jsinclair wrote:
Its no featherweight at 1.08 for the frame (includes seat clamp, hangars and barrel adjusters)

The goal is sub 6kg which should be pretty achievable. My litespeed is 6.5 and the frame is almost 1.6kg! This bike will use much lighter/nicer parts.

Im still not completely sold on the tune hubs yet. Ive been so happy with my current alchemy hubs that i would be prepared to sacrifice some grams for better hubs. we'll see...

One thing i am still considering is the finish to get on the fibulas and claviculas. At first though the gloss would match the frame but when i look at what else is going on it then matte might be a better option. This also leaves the potential for them to go on a waxed z1 in the future.....



You could get extralite hubs.. That's a sub kg wheel set and they are pretty nice


I say gloss... It'll match the campag gruppo better than the mat plus if you got enough monies for a z1 custom then a matching set off cranks is small change ;)

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 10:16 am 
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Super Record parts, THM fibulas, Praxis chainrings, emporelli cages, MCFK seatpost, tune speedneedle and skewers, as well as other little bits and pieces have all arrived.

Basically have gone for an all black look (meh, another black parlee) with the exception of the bar tape (DiPell, which is a nice leather variety from melbourne, australia) and the speedneedle which is also white. The decals on the frame are pink but that doesnt seem to show up in my mediocre photos, which i guess is an excuse for some studio shots when its finished. If praxis start offering the classic chainrings in that attractive sliver-goldish finish then i will go for those as well as I'm not completely sold on black chainrings just yet.

At some point i will attempt to have the speedneedle recovered in a tan leather and get some matching bar tape to go with it.

Mistakenly ordered a MCFK clamp without double checking the size needed (didn't take into account the joints on the frame). It found a new home very quickly on an already-light-enough z5. Still want one of these clamps, so i will have to have one custom made by martin.

Also picked up some tune/btp shifter clamps to drop a few grams where possible.

zipp sl bars are on the way in traditional bend. will be de-badged and re-glossed so as not to offend those that don't like to see competing logos on a bike (myself included).

Just waiting on cranks to be ordered and then it should be basically good to go.

Please excuse the poor iPhone photos...

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:shock: Haha you pulled the stickers from the emporelli cages already, Gota love the German stuff stickers on ya expensive seat post.. Why does every one else need to lazer etch their name on shit..


Thanks for the clamp it's killer!

I got a parlee braze on clamp in 34.9mm if you need one.

I can't wait to get this bad boy in the sunkworks!

Marcus shot my serotta, acutally taking the parlee In for a shoot next week

Lapas run Monday morning, hills Tuesday morning, lapas run and free bike yoga on Tuesday night..
Be nice to have you with us!

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This build is screaming: SCHMOLKE SL (or TLO maybe even?)!

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 2:38 pm 
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This build is screaming: SCHMOLKE SL (or TLO maybe even?)!


it is definitely part of its future. i just want to get it built first however.


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This is going to be another great Parlee build.
I noticed that you are using a front Fibula brake on the rear. Think you need the extra stopping power on the rear?

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 10:00 pm 
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This is going to be another great Parlee build.
I noticed that you are using a front Fibula brake on the rear. Think you need the extra stopping power on the rear?



Thanks.


Apparently at some point they changed the rear design to the same as the front. The lever arms are just slightly shorter meaning less power. I was expecting the original single pivot rear caliper as well.


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That's a lot of spacers ;)


Looking good!

I'm getting some out line enve decals done in black vinyl cut you want a set?

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