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 Post subject: Z5 SL
PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 1:35 pm 
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I thought it was about time I posted my ride.

It's true what everyone says about the Parlee. They are amazing and I'm very happy!

Z5 SL - small with standard head tube
Zipp 202 with Challenge Criterium
Super Record F&R Der and Shifters
Cannondale SI SL cranks
Far & Near brakes
KMC X11 SL gold chain
Chorus Cassette (12-29 temporary)
Time RXS Ti pedals
C-Tec seatpost (122g!)
S-Works Toupe saddle
Zipp Service Course stem
Zipp SLC2 bars (I think these will be changed for short/shallow)
Cinelli leather bar tape
Campag cables
Tacx Tao carbon cages
5.9kg


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 Post subject: Re: Z5 SL
PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 2:48 pm 
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Very nice :thumbup: How tall are you ?


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 Post subject: Re: Z5 SL
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 Post subject: Re: Z5 SL
PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 3:43 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Z5 SL
PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 4:09 pm 
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nice bike. a very delicate color combination of new and old.


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 Post subject: Re: Z5 SL
PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 4:24 pm 
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I like it a lot, except for the seatpost. :thumbup:

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 Post subject: Re: Z5 SL
PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 4:34 pm 
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Thanks for your reply . I was just interested to see how tall a rider would use a small frame . I ride a 54 .
Its a great looking bike , very classy . :beerchug:


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 Post subject: Re: Z5 SL
PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 2:22 am 
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Nice classy build :thumbup:
Enjoy riding
That seatpost is really liht, but IMO slightly spoils the aesthetic of your bike

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 Post subject: Re: Z5 SL
PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 2:43 am 
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NICE!
... a lot like mine was (until switching to 303's and going all black.

While a really dig the tan leather handlebar tape and natural sidewalls on the tires, in my opinion it should be one or the other particularly with the 202's. But damn, that's just aesthetics... they are a killer ride, aren't they. When pushed, they really really respond despite also being very comfortable when that is more desired.

I couldn't help myself going all black, but this really makes me miss the tan leather handlebar tape.


cheers!

... and I also agree regarding the seatpost for what THAT's worth ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Z5 SL
PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 11:44 am 
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Thanks for all the comments. For what it worth - I agree about the seatpost too! Also I'm liking the tan walls and bar tape but it's probably not for ever.

Most of all it's an amazing ride!!!!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Z5 SL
PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 12:50 pm 
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I have got to agree with you on the ride. Before and after buying my Parlee I have test ridden a number of top end bikes. They are all awesome to ride, but the Parlee does everything so well.
The Venges and Foils are stiff and fast, but not too comfortable on longer rides, the new S Works SL 4 is probably the closest to the Parlee in all round ability of all the bikes I have ridden, and the new Madone 7 is also really good, but when I get back onto my Parlee it still has a special feel to it.

Glad you are enjoying your new bike, it is always fantastic to be really happy with a new bike. Nearly 2 years on I still get a big smile on my face when pushing the Parlee to my limits, and finding the bike still has reserves.

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 Post subject: Re: Z5 SL
PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 1:34 pm 
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Dunno but I'm thinking that bar tape is the wrong colour for the build and the seat post looks awkward on this bike
Minor things on basically a great looking bike did Barry supply it?

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 Post subject: Re: Z5 SL
PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 3:06 pm 
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Saw this today - looks better in real life, the decals are much lighter & less visible.

Didn't think the s/post worked too well from the pics but it blends in nicely in fact.

Brave man to be riding tubs down into Surrey ;)


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