Aero Parlee Proto

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CamW
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by CamW

I had a bit of a look round and didn't see it elsewhere but I thought the weenies may be interested in the aero parlee prototype.

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Bit more of the story: http://prollyisnotprobably.com/toyota_prius_projects/

Privateer
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by Privateer

I like it. A lot.

Looks to have quite long chainstays and a fairly steep seattube though.

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euan
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by euan

Bike looks like but nothing really new. Blog is a horrible advert for it.
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by JensW

nice buildup, wonder where they have placed the di2 battery

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by 520 Dan

euan wrote:Blog is a horrible advert for it.


you didnt take much of a look around the rest of Prolly's blog did you?

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by shinyboy

That is one ugly mofo

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by xnavalav8r

Just read through all 8 weeks worth. Advert or not, I enjoyed reading it. I also think it's a beautiful machine and look forward to the final version. I guess after seeing this, the Storck, and the new Ridley I am developing a fondness for integration.
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euan
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by euan

520 Dan wrote:
euan wrote:Blog is a horrible advert for it.


you didnt take much of a look around the rest of Prolly's blog did you?


I meant his mini blogging of it. Anyway I dislike Prolly's blog as well. He could have only gone a step further by putting Toyota Prius in full caps
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xnavalav8r
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by xnavalav8r

Well, he did say they are paying for it. So he is promoting his sponsor. It doesn't seem any worse than a rider zipping up his jersey and pointing to his sponsor's logo as he crosses the finish line at the end of a race.

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by Colin

Looked pretty nice until you get to the ugly seat clamp!

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Disappointed to see the ISP on there. Very disappointed, actually. I'm hoping it was designed to be cut and converted to use a seatpost instead.

I'm assuming the rear brake is beneath the frame?
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djconnel
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shinyboy wrote:That is one ugly mofo


Naked carbon tends to look better in person than in photos.

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jmilliron
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prendrefeu wrote:I'm assuming the rear brake is beneath the frame?


Yeah, under the BB. You can see it here:

http://prollyisnotprobably.com/2011/06/ ... 8.php#more

I like to see companies try to produce something that's at least evolutionary.
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bikedoc
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by bikedoc

love nude carbon finish, hate the seat clamp and brake placement, front and rear.

stick the brakes where they should be and fit a normal seat pin and it would be one of the prettier frames out there.

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kac
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by kac

Interesting development. Parlee had previously inveighed against aero tubing.

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