2010 Specialized Allez Re-build & Upgrade

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DamenH85
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by DamenH85

Hi Everyone-

I've been meaning to post this up for over a year, so some of the details may be lost to the fog of time. Similarly, I've learned a great deal since completing the build, so some parts seem a bit goofy. I hope you enjoy anyhow.

I purchased a 2010 Allez in the spring of 2011, on sale, for <$500. I did so to participate in my first triathlon alongside friends from work. I knew nothing about bikes, cycling, or triathlon. I assume it was the lowest model available. I did two triathlons with friends, then dropped it to foray into auto racing.

In 2014, I couldn't afford auto racing anymore and I signed up for another triathlon with another work friend. I liked it, did some more, bought a tri bike, and joined a cycling club. Most of my riding was done on the old Allez with the club. I got more into cycling. I wanted a new bike, but the Allez frame seemed fine to me, so I upgraded most all the parts on it. I enjoy learning new things, so I did it myself in my garage with the internet as an adviser.

The crowd here is pretty knowledgeable, so I'll just post weights and photos. I'm happy to answer any questions. I painted it gold just to see what it would look like :)

*56k warning: Lots of pictures*

Original 2010 Allez, weights, in grams
Complete bike, 2010 Allez as ridden, including full saddle bag, 2 bottle cages, and Garmin mount: 10,387
Frame, painted: 1,473
Fork - carbon, uncut steerer - alloy: 576
Seat post, Specialized Alloy, with seat mount hardware: 318
Handlebars, Specialized Comp Alloy 42cm: 352
Stem, brand unknown, 105mm, 6deg, alloy: 198
Crank with arms, Shimano FC-2303 triple: 1,022
Bottom bracket, RPM BB-7420 68mm square taper: 317
Chain, KMC Z-Narrow: 303
Brake/shifters, Shimano ST-2303 STI: 445
Front derailleur, Shimano FD-2303 band-on: 117
Rear derailleur, Shimano RD-2300, 8-spd: 274
Front brake, brand unknown, with worn pads: 178
Rear brake: 176
Front wheel/tube/tire, Alex Rims S500 wheel, Specialized Mondo 23 tire: 1,365
Rear wheel/tube/tire/8-spd cassette: 1,972
Seat, Specialized Rival 143: 310
Pedals, Look Keo Classic: 257

New parts, weights, in grams
Complete Bike with new parts, no saddle bag, no bottle cages: 9,314
Bottom Bracket, Shimano BBR-60 HTII: 74
Crank with arms and rings, Ultegra 6800, 52-26, 170mm: 674
Front brake, Ultegra 6800: 172
Rear brake, Ultegra 6800: 168
Front derailleur, Ultegra 6800 11-spd, with band-on clamp: 103
Rear derailleur, Ultegra 6800, 11-spd: 198
Handlebars, Zipp SL-70 Aero, 38mm: 240 (from website)
Brake/shifters, Ultegra 6800 11-spd, both: 405
Rear cassette, Ultegra CS-6800, 11-spd, 11-28t: 256
Front wheel, Flo 60 alu+carbon: 866
Rear wheel, Flo 60 alu+carbon: 1,053
Tires, each, Continental GP4000 SII 23: 211
Tubes, Bontrager Butyl 80mm stem, each: 109
Rim tape, Flo Cycling, each: 20
Flo skewers, each: 52

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damen

p.s.- more photos and descriptions on my (semi-functioning) blog: http://www.29parallel.co

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Skylark
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by Skylark

Great restoration job.

This POS is probably just as fast as any $5K bike on the market.

merlinxlm
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by merlinxlm

I still have my old 2012 Allez comp, I'll be keeping that for a few years. I like riding it more than my Tarmac Comp carbon frame. Will be upgrading mine some time, not to sure of the spec yet?

McNamara
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by McNamara

Nicely done! I really loved my 2009 Allez. I made a few upgrades but nothing this dramatic. Got me through one triathlon and multiple road races just fine.

Excellent job on your bike.

hasbeen
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by hasbeen

Vino would be proud.
Casati Vola SLi and Dolan Preffisio
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btompkins0112 wrote:
It has the H2 geo......one step racier than a hybrid bike

merlinxlm
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by merlinxlm

I still have my old 2012 Allez comp, I'll be keeping that for a few years. I like riding it more than my Tarmac Comp carbon frame. Will be upgrading mine some time, not to sure of the spec yet?

PhilippCX
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by PhilippCX

Skylark wrote:Great restoration job.

This POS is probably just as fast as any $5K bike on the market.


Strange times when a bike with carbon wheels and full Ultegra group set is considered a POS.

DamenH85
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by DamenH85

PhilippCX wrote:
Skylark wrote:Great restoration job.

This POS is probably just as fast as any $5K bike on the market.

Strange times when a bike with carbon wheels and full Ultegra group set is considered a POS.


I definitely had a good hard think about whether or not to buy a whole new bike. I couldn't come up with a convincing argument to replace the frame, so I bought "upgrades" that I could move over to a new frame in the future.

Of course, I've since bought a new frame and all new parts to put on it :)

damen

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stockae92
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by stockae92

That's a great DIY paint job and restore!

Just wondering, is the seat tube under the collar painted?

But love what you did to it! Enjoy it and happy ridding :)

DamenH85
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by DamenH85

stockae92 wrote:That's a great DIY paint job and restore!

Just wondering, is the seat tube under the collar painted?

But love what you did to it! Enjoy it and happy ridding :)


The seat tube is not painted under the collar. I hung the bike by the seat to paint it.

damen

DamenH85
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by DamenH85

Mods-

Will you please move this to the "Introduce Yourself/Gallery" sub?? Sorry, I put this in the wrong place.

damen

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