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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 8:50 pm 
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This started life as an original Parlee Z5sl. It was painted by SunGraphics in Melbourne.

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I love it. After a few years though times have changed and it was time for an update. I still love it. But still using cables! And outside the frame!

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Back to SunGraphics

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It could probably be lighter but I don't need it to be. I'm guessing 7.1kg.

Frame - Parlee Z5sl M/L
Fork - Enve 1.0
Headset - Cane Creek 40
Seatpost clamp - Parlee
Seatpost - Syntace P6 Hi-Flex
Seat - Fizik Antares VS carbon
Stem - 3T Arx LTD
Bar - Easton EC90slx
Bartape - Ozriders Stealth
Bottle Cages - Arundel Mandible
Brakes - SRAM Red Aerolink
Brake Cables - Alligator I-Link
Front derailleur - SRAM Red eTap
Rear derailleur - SRAM Red eTap
Crankset - SRAM Red Quarq
Chain - SRAM PC1130
Shifters - SRAM Red eTap
Cassette - SRAM PG1170
Wheels - Hed C2 on White Industries with Sapim CX-Rays
Tires - Continental GP4000s 25mm
Pedals - Shimano Dura-Ace 9000
Skewers - Shimano Dura-Ace 9000
Computer - Garmin Edge 800

Now to build. It'll be a keeper. It'll be the last bike I own with rim brakes. It's for leisurely rides in the sunshine. It's for comfort and reliability.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 4:12 am 
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Looking forward to seeing it built up John! :thumbup:

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 10:13 am 
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Ran out of day trying to get a veggie garden built! Just had time to get it build and take for a spin for an hour. Blips...game changer! Shifting from the flats of the bars.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 10:29 am 
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That's a really nice paint job. So much nicer than the original which I rarely say. And way nicer than the Altum which i rate a visual fail. Enjoy.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 2:11 pm 
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New paintjob is way better.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 3:49 pm 
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glad you repainted it.. much nicer !


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 9:05 pm 
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Wow that old paint was so cheesy. I was afraid that's how you're going to build it up, but then saw it was repainted to this nice scheme. It looks so nice - Z5 is such a classic, timeless design it looks great now few years after the introduction and most likely will look that good for a long time!


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 6:15 am 
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Man, the original looks like an ebay knockoff frame... especially the lettering! The new blue scheme is really! Like how you painted the seatpost, stem and spacers to match

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:15 am 
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Very nice colour choice. Nice to see a matching stem and seatpost.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:38 pm 
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looks great.

can you post close up of the blips? want to see the positioning and how you taped around them.

thanks, m


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 4:39 pm 
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Beautiful mid-life facelift. Steve does an incredible job with his paint too. Kudos, nice to see a Z5 getting some love!

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 6:07 am 
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My thumb rests around the edge
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Tiny movement to shift with IP joint of thumb
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or can easily reach with index finger
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Might still fine tune a bit but works well for now.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:04 pm 
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Wow that's cool


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:32 pm 
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I'm so impressed with how this has turned out! the colours are amazing. How could i have missed this?

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:27 am 
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That's an amazing paint job!!

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