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Old 09-23-2013, 10:30 PM
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Parlee Z5

Obligatory crappy cell phone garage door pic....

All business, goes fast, fun to ride, rock solid in every respect.

Haven't had me a Parlee in awhile, it's nice to be back in the saddle, as it were.



The tops of these bars are ridiculously comfy. Easton carbon's, they're flat on top with little nubs for the fingers that rest right in place.


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Old 09-24-2013, 01:40 AM
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Nice. What size frame is that? How tall are you?
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Old 09-24-2013, 10:30 AM
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It's a small (I think), and I'm 5-9. With a 110 stem it fits like a glove.
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Old 09-27-2013, 06:03 AM
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Parlee Z5

What were you riding in between? I love my Parlee, have a custom steel and awaiting a 2014 Madone, but the Parlee is still my favourite, the ride quality and handling are just fantastic.
Enjoy your new Z5
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Old 09-27-2013, 07:47 AM
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classy ride

love love love this.
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Old 09-27-2013, 09:40 AM
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thx.

oz, i've had a few bikes since. this opportunity was unique and i'm fortunate to be back on one. my dumb guy "do i like this bike?" test is to ride hands off and see how stable it is. within seconds i liked it--and that was in a bit of a wind with those deep section rims. i felt comfortable and familiar (for lack of a better word) with it in very short order, the first ride, basically.

at speed and in corners, the thing is really somethin' else. makes me want to race it. my gut, however, says otherwise....
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Old 10-20-2013, 07:25 PM
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this thing's too much fun.

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Old 10-20-2013, 07:47 PM
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Hard not to have fun with that view! The bike looks great, too!
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Old 10-20-2013, 08:15 PM
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what hubs are on those enves?
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Old 10-20-2013, 10:35 PM
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dt on the front and powertap on the back. never had deep section wheels before, today was a little windy so it was interesting sensation. but man, either coasting or humming along, these things just plain roll...and roll....and roll....
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Old 10-21-2013, 06:15 AM
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I like your locale. And the bikes not too bad either!
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Old 11-06-2013, 05:40 PM
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Thanks. I see this pic and often question my sanity as to why I live on east coast....

Those big carbon hoops are pretty fun. They just roll right along.
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Old 07-13-2015, 11:28 AM
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Weekend ride pit stop. Not a bad backdrop....

Lovin' this taillight by the way, it's bright (Dinotte).

As for these bars, love the tops, hate the drops (bars came with bike, which was nice regardless). Wish I could find a bar that has same ovalized top but round or near round drops. I picked up a set of Pro Vibe 7S round compact that i'll try instead.



Anyone have one of these and have a creaky bottom bracket? Mine developed an annoying sound, as if the thing was going to self-destruct. Granted, it's only when I'm crawling up hills hauling my half ton mass, but still....it's not a sound I want happening.

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Old 07-13-2015, 12:07 PM
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If it's the BB, you can sometimes verify by grabbing the crank arm and squeezing it while holding the seat tube.

Usually, it's more commonly the chainring bolts. Take them off, clean them really well and grease the snot out of them.
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Old 07-13-2015, 02:15 PM
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THE FSA SL-K compact bars have a flat top section and drops that are more round than your current bars. They have worked well for me.

Pic above, North County San Diego?
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