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  • #94875
    Keymaster

    The foundation for this build is a pair of Parlee Z5SLi’s, sturdy and stiff but still a comfortable frameset. There are a few small differences in the build list to better fit each rider, tubulars here and clinchers there. Two high performance machines, hidden under a tasteful matte black color scheme. Both bikes are built up with strong, lightweight components that will stand up to daily riding.

    Weight of tubular equipped bike 11.3 pounds. Weight of clincher version 12.1 pounds.

    Pair of Parlee Z5SLi Frames Built Up

    Build List

    • This topic was modified 6 months ago by  Madcow.
    • This topic was modified 6 months ago by  Madcow.
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    #94888
    Participant

    Nice build!!
    Any reason for using Aican shift housing for the brake housing?
    I was set on buying Aican brake housings for the same bike, saw these, and got a little confused.

    #94889
    Keymaster

    Bryan, the Aican brake housing is actually brake housing. Danny just typed it wrong when he created the post. The bikes used Aican brake, Powercordz Prime derailleur and Kcnc ti cables.

    #94894
    Participant

    Good to hear Aican brake housing fits!

    I bought i-link brake set last week from you guys, and didn’t fit through brake cable holes on my z5 sli, so I just put that aside for my other bike. Waiting for Aican in pewter color to be back in stock.

    #94895
    Keymaster

    Bryan,

    Something must be incorrect in the install if the Aican didn’t fit through the frame. The Aican housing is significantly thinner than standard housing and should have no problem going through. I assume it’s the ferrules that you are not able to get to pass through. It took a little patience to get everything through the frame with all the pieces in the right place. Here’s how I did it.

    First I ran a section of standard housing through the frame. I then put the brake cable into the lever but did not feed it through the housing yet. Then I put an Aican ferrule onto the brake cable, pushed it up to the lever and put that cable into the housing that was in the frame. Then I pulled the regular housing out from the back of the frame leaving the ferrule at the lever and the raw cable running through the frame. Then working from the back of the frame I started putting on links of Aican. As I filled up the cable with them they eventually came out the front of the frame and at that point I slid the ferrule from the lever down onto the housing. I continued to install pieces until the housing was the length that I needed. Then I put on the ferrule at the brake end and clamped the cable in the brake.

    #94896
    Participant

    What I meant earlier was that I-LINKS I bought last week weren’t thin enough to fit through. Tried to file some of them to get them through, but no go. So I ordered Aicans today, and thank you very much for the detailed instructions!

    #94903
    Participant

    Matte black finish with contrast black badging-builds fit for bike porn calendar! Great work!

    Nothing ventured nothing gained!
    #94904
    Keymaster

    Bryan, now I can see that you clearly stated, I-Link, I’m not sure why I read it as B-Link which is what we call the Aican housing. That was definitely my mistake.

    You are correct that the I-link brake doesn’t work in the Z5SLI. However I do have an incoming order from Alligator in a couple of weeks that has “Internal I-link” kits in it. I’m not yet sure what the difference is, but the fact that they created a kit specifically for Internal routing is a good start. I’ll update the forum once we have the kits and have a chance to check them out.

    #95111
    Participant

    Really, really nice builds. What are the frame sizes, and what’s the weight on the clincher wheelset, if you have it?

    I’m sending my 2012 Z5 SLi back to Boston for a custom paint job after 7000 miles, but these are indeed great machines.

    #95140
    Keymaster

    Really, really nice builds. What are the frame sizes, and what’s the weight on the clincher wheelset, if you have it?

    I’m sending my 2012 Z5 SLi back to Boston for a custom paint job after 7000 miles, but these are indeed great machines.

    Let us know how the paint turns out. We’d all like to see it. The clincher set weighed in right at 1244g.

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    #95215
    Participant

    After the custom repaint at Parlee (from standard ghost matte black to matte phantom gray with matte silver ghost logos and accents), and with the Prologo Scratch Nack saddle recovered in plain black leather. Zipp 202 wheelset and eebrakes on the way.

    #95282
    Participant

    And here we are with the Zipps and eebrakes…weight at 6.42 still a bit heavy but comfortable…

    Thanks to Fairwheel for the eebrakes!

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