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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 1:00 am 
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Sorry for the hiatus, but I will do my best to pop in the next few weeks with some sweet new Blacksmith shop builds.
First up is a Parlee built for a new customer named Kareem who was riding a Cervelo S5...
He was looking for something light, smooth and minimalist. Check, check and check!

Frame: Parlee Z5SLi
Fork: ENVE tapered
HS: Cane Creek Carbon
Group: Dura Ace Di2 9070 with internal battery
Crank: 172.5 x 52/36 which is awesome for Toronto
Cockpit: ENVE bar, stem and 31.6 setback post
Saddle: Selle Italia SuperFlow
Wheels: ENVE 6.7 Clinchers on Chris King Hubs
Tires: Continental GP 4000
Cages: Arundel Mandible UD
Pedals: Look Keo Blades

Final weight with cages and pedals = 15.2 lbs

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 1:45 am 
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Awesome!


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 3:17 am 
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Wonderful!

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 4:02 am 
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well done!!

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 6:05 am 
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Wheels definetly too deep in my eyes.
The DA gives a nice contrast.
Cockpit Looks very high.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 7:24 am 
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Wow. This is pretty awesome!

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:23 am 
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Great bike !!!
I know that DA crankset is best performing crankset available, but black crank would look much better on this bike IMHO.

enjoy it

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:57 am 
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looks great imo


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 2:39 pm 
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very nice, although i think a parlee looks better with low profile wheels. edge 1.25's would work very well, would match the matte frame.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 4:08 pm 
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Funny enough, the 6.7's were the one item the customer already had in his possession.
I agree 3.4's might look better visually, but Toronto is pretty flat as far as terrain goes.
Plus, we had to keep her UCI legal!!
And while I usually dig the all-black crankset on Z5's, with new Di2 I think you have to stick with the DA crank for max stiffness.

Btw, I added Kareem's short commentary on the blog.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:52 pm 
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looks lovely!

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 2:08 am 
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looks great, its the first pic of an sli where the frame looks black - having a hard time telling if the Z5i is more of a black then the Z5sli


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 4:23 pm 
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Well, there is some grey on the SLi frameset, but it really looks great.
I'd say typical SL is more of an all-black look to it.
BTW, customer has had only awesome things to say about the bike!

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 4:43 pm 
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Par for the course cippo, any one who whinges about their z5 prolly whinges about nearly evey thing.. Not always easy to build a petty one but petty hard to build a shit one :D

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 8:55 pm 
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Great looking build or your customer and I think the silver crank is 14x better than a black one.

The all black stealth look is behind us - finally and fortunately.

YES, post more builds. Hope biz is good.

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