My Parlee Z5i (not black)

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Valbrona
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by Valbrona

People who buy Parlee's tend to be your more experienced cyclist who knows what he/she is doing. And often the result is a rather understated but quite excellent bike, like this example.

Bit of a stretch to that bottle cage though.

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Wingnut
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by Wingnut

You are Konky... :wink:
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konky
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by konky

I was expecting a bigger backlash to my brave but outrageous comment....criticising a Parlee!

To me a Parlee is a bit Audrey Hepburn. Classy and very well put together I accept, but I prefer Sophia Loren.

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by Herb5998

How big or little of a PITA was the full length cable housing for the frame?

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by bikewithnoname

Herb - The shop ran the cables so I don't know if it's easy or not. One thing I would say is this my first internal routed bike and it does rattle a bit on crappy road surfaces which to be honest isn't great. Everything else about the frame, ride, stiffness, vibration damping, handling, is fantastic.

Konky - more of a Jennifer Lawrence man myself :thumbup:
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by Monkeyboy3333

respect.....i much prefer the Zipp stuff, I dunno, the Enve stem just aesthetically does nothing for me. Ambrosios...so much win.

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by HammerTime2

80kg, long weekend rides, and Veloflex Records (including the REAR!!). Not sure these mix. Or is the Veloflex Record rear just for weigh-in, and not for the long weekend rides?

As for konky,
konky wrote:To me a Parlee is a bit Audrey Hepburn. Classy and very well put together I accept, but I prefer Sophia Loren.
you're dating yourself (although Sophia Loren is "only" 79).

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by konky

bikewithnoname I do prefer your taste in women than bikes. But don't get me wrong I wouldn't argue that Parlee are super classy, well made and no doubt have a great ride. They must be as they have the most passionate following of any brand I know of. It's just the narrow, butted tube look is old fashioned and to me lacks contemporary style.

HammerTime2 being on the wrong side of 40 I am certainly no spring chicken but you're only as old as you feel and I don't feel old enough to buy a Parlee.

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by Powerful Pete

Very, very classy [and thoughtful] build.

Rare to not see a murdered out Parlee. Love it.
Road bike: Cervelo R3, Campagnolo Chorus/Record mix...
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by newnan3

Op do you have a link to where you bought your far sports tubs?

They look damn sexy on your bike!

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by veganeric

This, like most Parlees, is absolutely gorgeous!

HammerTime2 wrote:As for konky,
konky wrote:To me a Parlee is a bit Audrey Hepburn. Classy and very well put together I accept, but I prefer Sophia Loren.
you're dating yourself (although Sophia Loren is "only" 79).

They never age on film. :wink:

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