Parlee Z1 SL - Finally a Keeper?...

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jasonh
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by jasonh

It’s a beautiful bike and that geometry recalls the fit of classic Italian frames I also desire. Long and stretched, but not low.
I don’t really agree that you find 90mm reach bars “normal”. In fact, they’re about as long, and stretched out as any bars available, within a few mm, no?
I find shortish stems with long reach bars a “tactic” found regularly on “comfort” bikes. It’s nice when on the tops, pretty stretched on the hoods, but a bit short in the drops.


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RichTheRoadie
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by RichTheRoadie

dj97223 wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:41 pm
What is that bar tape?
Manual For Speed 'Space Tape'.

RichTheRoadie
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by RichTheRoadie

jasonh wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:34 pm
I don’t really agree that you find 90mm reach bars “normal”. In fact, they’re about as long, and stretched out as any bars available, within a few mm, no?
Well yes, these days 75-80mm is perhaps more 'normal', but 90mm used to be - plus it means I can be nice and relaxed on the tops even with a 110mm stem, but my reach on the hoods is where it should be.

I am tempted to try a 120mm stem with 80mm bars, but I'm reluctant to lengthen my reach to the tops now.

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by welchy

This is an impeccable build - the rear stays look superb and build quality spot on - hope you are enjoying the campy, really suits the frame despite being such a modern groupo. Mind you the Parlee will barely ever age in classic geo :)

RichTheRoadie
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by RichTheRoadie

Full 'New York Dentist' mode; and with the new Pegoretti Falz v2 fork:

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The wheels may be going up for sale by the way, in case anyone is keen...

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by Wingnut

Looks good with the curved fork...why are you possibly selling the wheels?

RichTheRoadie
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by RichTheRoadie

The wheels are my only method of fund raising to enable me to rebuild my Woody.

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by Wingnut

Oh okay, fair enough!

Kam0916
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by Kam0916

I have a Parlee Z1 for almost 8 years now. And it always amazes me every time I ride it. I've rebuilt it a few times to upgrade to current group set. I have 9100 dura ace 11 speed with EE brakes. With all the wirings done internally, nothing exposed. For me, it's my go to bike as i own a few bikes. Very comfortable and smooth ! It's a KEEPER.

RichTheRoadie
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by RichTheRoadie

...and with some lairy pink tape, just because:

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Wingnut
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by Wingnut

I like the pink tape...I sometimes think of putting a soft pink tape on during the Giro, there's some nice matching saddles too.

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kgt
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by kgt

I like everything but the tape actually :)

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