Revitalising a Parlee Z5sl

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by grover

This started life as an original Parlee Z5sl. It was painted by SunGraphics in Melbourne.






I love it. After a few years though times have changed and it was time for an update. I still love it. But still using cables! And outside the frame!




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It could probably be lighter but I don't need it to be. I'm guessing 7.1kg.

Frame - Parlee Z5sl M/L
Fork - Enve 1.0
Headset - Cane Creek 40
Seatpost clamp - Parlee
Seatpost - Syntace P6 Hi-Flex
Seat - Fizik Antares VS carbon
Stem - 3T Arx LTD
Bar - Easton EC90slx
Bartape - Ozriders Stealth
Bottle Cages - Arundel Mandible
Brakes - SRAM Red Aerolink
Brake Cables - Alligator I-Link
Front derailleur - SRAM Red eTap
Rear derailleur - SRAM Red eTap
Crankset - SRAM Red Quarq
Chain - SRAM PC1130
Shifters - SRAM Red eTap
Cassette - SRAM PG1170
Wheels - Hed C2 on White Industries with Sapim CX-Rays
Tires - Continental GP4000s 25mm
Pedals - Shimano Dura-Ace 9000
Skewers - Shimano Dura-Ace 9000
Computer - Garmin Edge 800

Now to build. It'll be a keeper. It'll be the last bike I own with rim brakes. It's for leisurely rides in the sunshine. It's for comfort and reliability.

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by CulBaire

Looking forward to seeing it built up John! :thumbup:

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by grover

Ran out of day trying to get a veggie garden built! Just had time to get it build and take for a spin for an hour. changer! Shifting from the flats of the bars.





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by fromtrektocolnago

That's a really nice paint job. So much nicer than the original which I rarely say. And way nicer than the Altum which i rate a visual fail. Enjoy.
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by kgt

New paintjob is way better.

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by spdntrxi

glad you repainted it.. much nicer !

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by ak47

Wow that old paint was so cheesy. I was afraid that's how you're going to build it up, but then saw it was repainted to this nice scheme. It looks so nice - Z5 is such a classic, timeless design it looks great now few years after the introduction and most likely will look that good for a long time!

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by eric01

Man, the original looks like an ebay knockoff frame... especially the lettering! The new blue scheme is really! Like how you painted the seatpost, stem and spacers to match
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by robobiking

Very nice colour choice. Nice to see a matching stem and seatpost.
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by MandM

looks great.

can you post close up of the blips? want to see the positioning and how you taped around them.

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by Velovecycles

Beautiful mid-life facelift. Steve does an incredible job with his paint too. Kudos, nice to see a Z5 getting some love!
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by grover


My thumb rests around the edge

Tiny movement to shift with IP joint of thumb

or can easily reach with index finger

Might still fine tune a bit but works well for now.

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by jinnie799

Wow that's cool

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by Frankie - B

I'm so impressed with how this has turned out! the colours are amazing. How could i have missed this?
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by ntb1001

That's an amazing paint job!!

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