Parlee Z5 SLi Custom Painted.

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Velovecycles
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by Velovecycles

Hello.

Here's a shot of my latest build - a spanking new Parlee Z5 SLi in custom paint.

Build list is:
    custom colour matched SRAM Red 2013 group set.
    Enve compact bars in a 42cm.
    Enve Stem 110mm.
    Enve post.
    Mavic R-SYS SLR wheel set (pics show Mavic tyres, swapped out for Schwalbe Ultremo EVO ZX's) - swapped out standard bearings, replaced with HSC Ceramic bearings.
    EECycleworks EE Brakes.
    Dura Ace pedals.
    KMC X10 SL black chain.
    Fizik saddle.
    Fizik tape.
    Tune bidon cages.
    Tune skewers.
    POP colour matched lock ring.
    Extralite compression plug & top cap.
    Exposure lights.
    Garmin mount.
    Black anodised cable inners.

The frame is an XL - frame weight & un-cut fork was around 1280 grams. Fully built bike is 6.35 kilos.

Not super weight weenie, but personally I prefer my bikes to be around mid 6 kilo.

Hope you like it!

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Bikes:
Parlee Z1 - Custom Geo, Custom Paint, Super Rec.
Parlee Z Zero - Custom Geo, Wax Finish, Enve 3.4's CK Hubs, Record.
Parlee Z Zero - Custom Paint & DA Di2, Custom White Ind Wheels.
No.22 Great Divide - Custom Geo, Super Rec & eeBrakes.

deermatt
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by deermatt

i love the matte black and orange! great job. How do you like the exogram?

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carlislegeorge
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by carlislegeorge

really very nice, color scheme is different without being gaudy...
2011 Tarmac Pro SL3 Project Black (gone but not forgotten)
2012 Parlee Z5 SLi (just because)
2014 Colnago C59 (why not)

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LEC135
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by LEC135

You've managed to make spacers look good!

Great job.....down to the matching cable ends

superb
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by superb

Awesome! :thumbup:

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pje0713
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by pje0713

Matching valve covers... Point earned for having them match are lost in a deduction for having valve covers at all!

Seriously, really well thought out and classy looking bike. Love the colors and it just looks right in every way. Beautiful!

gleason
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by gleason

The orange accents are excellent. Ive never seen anyone go to orange so 10 points for originality. Did you do the re-painting yourself?

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kac
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by kac

Elegant, indeed! Who did the paint work?

KAC

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Velovecycles
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by Velovecycles

Thank you for the compliments!

To answer the questions:


pje0713: It was a tough decision to go with valve caps, believe me!


kac & gleason: No, I didn't do the colour matching myself - the frameset was painted by Parlee themselves (to my design) and Sun Graphics in Melbourne Australia did the colour matching on the groupset.


deermatt: yes, I like the crankset a lot - far, far better than the old SRAM Red flexy horror!
Bikes:
Parlee Z1 - Custom Geo, Custom Paint, Super Rec.
Parlee Z Zero - Custom Geo, Wax Finish, Enve 3.4's CK Hubs, Record.
Parlee Z Zero - Custom Paint & DA Di2, Custom White Ind Wheels.
No.22 Great Divide - Custom Geo, Super Rec & eeBrakes.

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by RichTheRoadie

A very Baum-esque design, but I like it - suits the bike.

One tip: use a Garmin stem mount band in place of the USE Exposure light strap and you won't draw so much attention to your rear light. You can also mount the light on top of the saddle rails (turn the mount over) to hide it under the saddle a bit more.

cyclistcong
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by cyclistcong

this is one hot Z5.

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by SWijland

Very classy paint job. Color matching on the parts is also very nice!

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Velovecycles
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by Velovecycles

BikeTart wrote:A very Baum-esque design, but I like it - suits the bike.

One tip: use a Garmin stem mount band in place of the USE Exposure light strap and you won't draw so much attention to your rear light. You can also mount the light on top of the saddle rails (turn the mount over) to hide it under the saddle a bit more.


That is an invaluable tip - I can't believe I didn't think of that myself! Thank you, I'll do that now.

Yes, it's very Baum-esque (and not by accident) - the guys at Parlee produced a Lambo Green Z5i that had paint based on the Baum style - they were having a bit of a gentle dig at Baum. We ended up getting that particular frameset in our store. I liked the design simplicity, but felt it needed a couple of extra touches - hence the pin-strip on the top tube/head tube and the orange inside the fork legs/stays.

Pretty happy with the outcome I must say.
Bikes:
Parlee Z1 - Custom Geo, Custom Paint, Super Rec.
Parlee Z Zero - Custom Geo, Wax Finish, Enve 3.4's CK Hubs, Record.
Parlee Z Zero - Custom Paint & DA Di2, Custom White Ind Wheels.
No.22 Great Divide - Custom Geo, Super Rec & eeBrakes.

thunderceptor
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by thunderceptor

I love it... looks fantastic.

I hope to see it out and about on the roads of Melbourne.

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by kaaos

thunderceptor wrote:I love it... looks fantastic.

I hope to see it out and about on the roads of Melbourne.


Dan,
I'll show you where you can see it

G

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