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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:54 pm 
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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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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:31 pm 
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Very nice! I can't wait to finish building mine.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:38 pm 
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really great looking bike, great build kit too.... enjoy


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:59 pm 
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very nice. making me think about sending mine back for repainting next winter...

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:57 am 
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Bugger to keep clean but beautiful non the less...

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:42 am 
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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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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:01 am 
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very tasteful. love monochrome scheme

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:11 am 
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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

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:13 am 
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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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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:25 pm 
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When are you selling your Peg ;-) ???

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 4:32 am 
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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.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:44 am 
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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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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 2:08 pm 
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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!

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 3:09 pm 
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That looks really fantastic. Congratulations

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 9:42 pm 
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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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