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Ozrider
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Joined: Sat Nov 20, 2010 6:06 am
Location: Perth, Western Australia

by Ozrider

Hi guys, new member from Western Australia.
Just joined after using weight weenies as a reference for a few years.
Current bikes -
Custom Reynolds steel frame with Dura Ace 7700

Raleigh RC Limited
Dura Ace 7800 total Ti upgrade, Token gold chainring bolts
Ceramic BB
Zipp 404 clinchers with KCNC skewers
Conti GP 4000S with Michelin latex tubesN
Token ceramic pulley wheels
KMC 10xl chain
Zipp SL Contour bars
Selle Italia Carbonio saddle
Being Built
Parlee Z5
Edge 1.38 Tubulars on DT 240 with Enduro Ceramic bearings
3T Team bar, stem and seatpost with Ltd cradle
Arundel cages
Selle Italia carbonio seat
Speedplay Ti pedals

Will post pics soon
Ozrider - Western Australia
Parlee Z5 XL (6055g/13.32lbs) Trek Madone 5.9 (7052-7500g)Jonesman Columbus Spirit (8680g)
Chase your dreams - it's only impossible until it's done

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prendrefeu
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by prendrefeu

Welcome!
:welcome:

Also post the total (as ridden) weight. :thumbup:
Exp001 || Other projects in the works.

Ozrider
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by Ozrider

Reynolds 653 has steel fork, Dura Ace 7700, DT Swiss Hugi hubs with DT R1.1 rims, weighs in at around 10kg so is no WW, but was my first "serious" bike 20 years ago.
Raleigh RC Ltd weighs 7.5 kg ready to ride with DA pedals, Zipp bottle cages and Garmin 705. Not really light, but a really solid bike for a 195cm 94kg rider.

Parlee Z5 build aiming for close to 6kg with SRAM Red, helped by BB30, Edge 1.38 rims (no longer in production) speedplay zero Ti pedals.
Frame should arrive in 2 weeks and then being built by Cycles Bespoke.
Starting with 3T Team bar stem and post, swapping Ti bolts and carbon seat cable from Raleigh, Selle Italia Carbonio seat. Probably change chain from SRAM Red to KMC 10 XL, all hardware will be Ti.
Comfort and reliability high on list, with lowest weight possible.
Parlee will be for hills rides and Cyclo events,
Will lighten Raleigh to about 6.9kg with new wheels for Masters races.
Raleigh is a rebranded Bottecchia 8avio raced by MTN / Energade team in South Africa in 2008.

Some really wicked Parlees and other bikes on WW sites.
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Ozrider - Western Australia
Parlee Z5 XL (6055g/13.32lbs) Trek Madone 5.9 (7052-7500g)Jonesman Columbus Spirit (8680g)
Chase your dreams - it's only impossible until it's done

Ozrider
Posts: 1021
Joined: Sat Nov 20, 2010 6:06 am
Location: Perth, Western Australia

by Ozrider

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My custom Reynolds 653 from 1992, DA7700, refurbished in 2013
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2008 Raleigh with DA 7800 (7500g)
MTN Energade (now MTN Qhubeka) team bike for 2008 - still have frame but stripped of parts
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Dec 2010 Parlee Z5 SRAM Red - now with DA 9000
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2013 - refurbished Reynolds 653 with DA7800 - frame damaged Dec 2013 - parts now on Jonesman custom Columbus Steel
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Sept 2013 - 2014 model Madone 5.9 SRAM Red, Zipp 404 7500g as pictured 7122g with tubulars
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Parlee Z5 upgraded to DA9000 and EE brakes Sept 2014 6160g - 6290g depending on wheels
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May 2015 - Jonesman custom Columbus Spirit, DA 7800, hand built wheels with CK R45 and H plus Son TB14 (8680g)
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Ozrider - Western Australia
Parlee Z5 XL (6055g/13.32lbs) Trek Madone 5.9 (7052-7500g)Jonesman Columbus Spirit (8680g)
Chase your dreams - it's only impossible until it's done

Dirty32
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Location: Perth, Straya!

by Dirty32

Do you still own the Parlee? Im almost certain I have seen it in the workshop at Cycles Bespoke...
They are also my LBS, and I recently aquired some handbuilts from them.

How do you find the Jonesman?
Impressive looking stable you've got!

Ozrider
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by Ozrider

Yep I still have the Parlee, which I recently upgraded to DA 9000.. I will be keeping it for a long time.
I only got the Jonesman last Friday.
Chris did an amazing job. The idea was to build a steel bike with similar geometry to my Z5. He did the oversize headtube and tapered fork to stiffen up the front end on a big bike.
Even though it's about 2.3kg heavier than my Parlee it doesn't feel heavy, and the ride is buttery smooth.
Similar in feel to my Z5 but smoother. I still need to test it out in the hills.


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Ozrider - Western Australia
Parlee Z5 XL (6055g/13.32lbs) Trek Madone 5.9 (7052-7500g)Jonesman Columbus Spirit (8680g)
Chase your dreams - it's only impossible until it's done

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by Kayrehn

Nice stable of bikes with quite a bit of variety! A few shots of those were taken in UWA?

Dirty32
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by Dirty32

Ah, very nice... And what made you stick with the Sram Red crankset and Praxis rings, rather than DA9000?

I regularly see some pretty cool Jonesman's in there. Never dared to ask about pricing though!

Ozrider
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by Ozrider

@Dirty32 - I stuck with the Red crank as its a BB30 frame and using an adaptor and DA9000 crank would add weight. (This is WW after all)
I might still add a DA9000 crank due to the ability to change between standard and compact or semi-compact rings without changing the crank.
The price was reasonable but Chris only builds a few frames a year and it takes a long time to get one built. Well worth the wait in my opinion.
@Kayrehn - photos taken at home, Trek pic was on South Perth foreshore and last Parlee one was at a cafe in Fremantle
Nice to see a few locals on here


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Ozrider - Western Australia
Parlee Z5 XL (6055g/13.32lbs) Trek Madone 5.9 (7052-7500g)Jonesman Columbus Spirit (8680g)
Chase your dreams - it's only impossible until it's done

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