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PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:48 am 
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Parlee Z5 XL frame ordered, should be here in 10-12 days

SRAM Red Groupset
KMC 10x SL chain
3T Team handlebar and stem
SRAM white hoods and bartape
3T Team seatpost with Ltd carbon cradle and Ti bolts
Selle Italia Kit Carbonio saddle (white)
Edge 1.38 tubular rims, DT Aerolite spokes, DT 240 hubs with Enduro ceramic bearings
Continental GP 4000 Tubulars
Carbon Ti X lock skewers (red)
Speedplay zero pedals
Arundel mandible bottle cages
Garmin Edge 705 computer
All nuts and bolts Ti where possible
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Not an ultralight bike as I am 1.95m and 94kg, aiming for 90kg. Building the bike for long hill rides and Cyclosportif events.
Hoping for a ready to ride bike around 6kg.
Lots of consultation with Chris at Cycles Bespoke on weight vs durability. Choices like GP 4000 Tubulars made on puncture resistance vs lighter weight Conti Competition tubs.
3T Team finishing kit has minimal weight penalty over Ltd specially with swapping seat cradle from Ltd post on my other bike.

Will post pics as soon as frame arrives, and pics of build process.
Much valuable info gathered from other Parlee postings on WW.
My shortlist got down to Parlee Z5, Colnago C59, Kirklee and Time VXRS.
After riding a Parlee Z4 my mind was made up.
All previous bikes over last 28 years have been Shimano equipped, so big change going to SRAM, decision influenced by non availability of DA 7900 with BB30, seemed a waste to use an adaptor and not get the weight advantage.

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Parlee Z5 XL 2011 (6055g/13.32lbs) Raleigh RC Ltd 2008 (7.6kg) Reynolds 653 Custom 1990 (9.8kg, now 8.8kg)
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 5:18 am 
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Quality build list.

Chris is a top bloke and a wealth of information. I assume that was the demo Z4 they have for sale.

Nice to have another Parlee in WA, Australia.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 8:59 am 
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Frame has arrived, wheels are ready, waiting for Groupset and finishing kit.

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Parlee Z5 XL 2011 (6055g/13.32lbs) Raleigh RC Ltd 2008 (7.6kg) Reynolds 653 Custom 1990 (9.8kg, now 8.8kg)
The accumulation of marginal gains is what makes the difference between winning and losing


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 12:48 pm 
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My Z5 has arrived, been built and taken for it's first ride.
The Z5 exceeds all expectations, light, fast, comfortable and corners amazingly.
6.3kg ready to ride, which I think is amazing for an XL frame with reliable and durable kit.
3T Team seatpost upgraded with Ltd carbon cradle and Ti bolts.
Will replace Conti GP 4000's with Schwalbe or Vittoria CX and lose 50g or so when they are worn.
Some Ti bolts etc where needed and Alloy or Ti bowties for Speedplay pedals on order.

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Parlee Z5 XL 2011 (6055g/13.32lbs) Raleigh RC Ltd 2008 (7.6kg) Reynolds 653 Custom 1990 (9.8kg, now 8.8kg)
The accumulation of marginal gains is what makes the difference between winning and losing


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:28 am 
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Parlee Z5 XL 2011 (6055g/13.32lbs) Raleigh RC Ltd 2008 (7.6kg) Reynolds 653 Custom 1990 (9.8kg, now 8.8kg)
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:40 am 
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Very sweet build.

+1 on Chris - great mechanic and a great guy.

Will probably see you out on the road...do you by any chance do Riders Choice on Sat morn or the Narrows rides on Tues + Thurs?

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:23 am 
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The accumulation of marginal gains is what makes the difference between winning and losing


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:29 am 
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Just repaced saddle with Specialized Romin Pro with carbon rails

Got some upgrades on the way
Rotor Q Rings
Edge Seatpost
Edge Stem
Zipp Contour SL bars
Challenge Criterium Seta Tubulars
Will post pics and weights as soon as they arrive

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Parlee Z5 XL 2011 (6055g/13.32lbs) Raleigh RC Ltd 2008 (7.6kg) Reynolds 653 Custom 1990 (9.8kg, now 8.8kg)
The accumulation of marginal gains is what makes the difference between winning and losing


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:22 am 
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Far out, that didnt take long! Where was the dragon pic taken?

Zipp SL and SL2 bars are quality.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:57 am 
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Picture taken at nursery at the bottom of Welshpool Rd East - the start of many a hills ride in Perth.
Swapping Zipp bars from my old bike, and got Edge bar and stem on runout from a shop that also does Internet sales. With change to Enve brand got a good deal.
as I've discovered on WW's upgrading is addictive.

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Parlee Z5 XL 2011 (6055g/13.32lbs) Raleigh RC Ltd 2008 (7.6kg) Reynolds 653 Custom 1990 (9.8kg, now 8.8kg)
The accumulation of marginal gains is what makes the difference between winning and losing


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:49 pm 
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Hahaha I know that dragon!

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 5:41 pm 
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Awsome pictures and nice build. And...Dragon Bike. I love the concept :mrgreen: :welcome:


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 12:13 am 
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Parlee Z5 XL 2011 (6055g/13.32lbs) Raleigh RC Ltd 2008 (7.6kg) Reynolds 653 Custom 1990 (9.8kg, now 8.8kg)
The accumulation of marginal gains is what makes the difference between winning and losing


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:02 am 
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Some of the new parts waiting to be installed. Still waiting for Edge stem and seatpost to arrive
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Current weight
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