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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 1:37 am 
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People who buy Parlee's tend to be your more experienced cyclist who knows what he/she is doing. And often the result is a rather understated but quite excellent bike, like this example.

Bit of a stretch to that bottle cage though.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 2:21 am 
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You are Konky... :wink:

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:27 am 
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I was expecting a bigger backlash to my brave but outrageous comment....criticising a Parlee!

To me a Parlee is a bit Audrey Hepburn. Classy and very well put together I accept, but I prefer Sophia Loren.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 6:15 pm 
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How big or little of a PITA was the full length cable housing for the frame?


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 7:03 pm 
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Herb - The shop ran the cables so I don't know if it's easy or not. One thing I would say is this my first internal routed bike and it does rattle a bit on crappy road surfaces which to be honest isn't great. Everything else about the frame, ride, stiffness, vibration damping, handling, is fantastic.

Konky - more of a Jennifer Lawrence man myself :thumbup:

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:01 pm 
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respect.....i much prefer the Zipp stuff, I dunno, the Enve stem just aesthetically does nothing for me. Ambrosios...so much win.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:55 pm 
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80kg, long weekend rides, and Veloflex Records (including the REAR!!). Not sure these mix. Or is the Veloflex Record rear just for weigh-in, and not for the long weekend rides?

As for konky,
konky wrote:
To me a Parlee is a bit Audrey Hepburn. Classy and very well put together I accept, but I prefer Sophia Loren.
you're dating yourself (although Sophia Loren is "only" 79).


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:23 pm 
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bikewithnoname I do prefer your taste in women than bikes. But don't get me wrong I wouldn't argue that Parlee are super classy, well made and no doubt have a great ride. They must be as they have the most passionate following of any brand I know of. It's just the narrow, butted tube look is old fashioned and to me lacks contemporary style.

HammerTime2 being on the wrong side of 40 I am certainly no spring chicken but you're only as old as you feel and I don't feel old enough to buy a Parlee.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 11:35 pm 
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Very, very classy [and thoughtful] build.

Rare to not see a murdered out Parlee. Love it.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 2:21 pm 
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Op do you have a link to where you bought your far sports tubs?

They look damn sexy on your bike!


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 5:19 pm 
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This, like most Parlees, is absolutely gorgeous!

HammerTime2 wrote:
As for konky,
konky wrote:
To me a Parlee is a bit Audrey Hepburn. Classy and very well put together I accept, but I prefer Sophia Loren.
you're dating yourself (although Sophia Loren is "only" 79).

They never age on film. :wink:


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