My first road WW build - Parlee Z1 content!

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Bream
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by Bream

So, after many years I've finally committed to my first road bike WW build. I’ve assembled the best parts I could find with a partially limited budget, and had some custom paint work done by a top guy in Stockholm Sweden, just to add my own touch to he build.

Bike is built up, just waiting for a dry day to do a simple test ride before fitting the bar tape. Then I’ll fit the new tubs and with the tape it’ll be done and ready for the Spring.

Never been so excited about a road bike build before, despite riding them for over 30 years.

Here’s the spec list, will be weighed once finished but on the scales now its 5.345kg missing the pedals, front mech, chain and tape:

Frame Parlee Z1
Fork ENVE custom clear coat
Headset TUNE
Bottom Bracket YUNIPER Road Ultralight Nitro red
Bottle Cages Lightweight EDELHELFER x 2
Seat Poat clamp Parlee
Front Mech Hanger Parlee carbon
Crankset THM Clavicula Classic Compact 175mm
Chain Rings Customer Fybre-Lyte 52/36 Full Carbon Fibre
Chain Ring Bolts ProLite AL7075
Pedals LOOK Keo Carbon Ti
Brakeset Ciamillo Gravitas SL Carbon Ti
Brake Pads SwissStop Flash Pro Black Prince
Seat Post AX Lightness Daedalus custom clear coat
Stem AX Lightness 80mm
Seat Fizik Arione 00
Handelbars Lightweight RENNBUGEL
Handelbar tape Lightweight HANDBAND
Brake Cable System Aichan Bungarus
Wheelset Lightweight MEILENSTEIN Mk4
Tires Vittoria Corsa G+ Graphene Tubular
Cassette SRAM RED XG-1190 11-28T
Brake/Shift levers SRAM RED ETAP WiFLi
Rear Deralier SRAM RED ETAP WiFLi
Front Deralier SRAM RED ETAP WiFLi
Chain KMC X11-SL

Some decent photos will follow when finished, but here's a taster:

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Slammed
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by Slammed

Oh that's really nice. Did you get the weight of the frame before building it up?

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Rich_W
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by Rich_W

Sweet... but for god's sake man, flip that stem and loose the Unischnauzer up on the shelf!!

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by bencolem

Rich_W wrote:Sweet... but for god's sake man, flip that stem and loose the Unischnauzer up on the shelf!!


Agreed - looks awesome (we need more pics) - but an 80mm inverted stem? Guessing the Z1 wasn’t made for you?

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by dj97223

Hater's gotta hate. I think it looks good, so far.
“If you save your breath I feel a man like you can manage it. And if you don't manage it, you'll die. Only slowly, very slowly, old friend.”

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Rich_W
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by Rich_W

dj97223 wrote:Hater's gotta hate. I think it looks good, so far.


suck it, no hate here whatsoever... just love... bikes are artwork for interpretation.

But the shoe has still got to fit.

Bream
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by Bream

Thanks for the comments, one bike won't suit all :wink:

Those shelves are full of lovely things :lol:

Setup isn't finished yet, will need a couple of tests rides before I'm sure. But I like short stems, mainly because I ride/race XC & CX now, use to also race DH, although I am a roady for neraly 35 years! Anyway, with years of experience I know what feels right for me and with the slight layback of the seatpost I get the right reach for me. My road buddies have already gave me stick for the short stem but I'll see how it rides.

I didn't buy the Z1 new unfortunately, my budget didn't stretch that far, so the geometry isn't exactly for me but I have the origional build drawings from Parlee and know the origional owner and we're quite similar.

Unfortunately I didn't get to weigh the frame before cracking into the build, but it was impressively light to feel.

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