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Parlee Z4 Di2

Postby madcow » Mon Dec 06, 2010 11:10 pm

Unfortunately I don't ever seem to find much time to post new builds in the gallery, but hopefully I'll get better about that. Here's a new one that we just finished for a customer.

Di2 with Dura Ace carbon cranks and HSC ceramic bottom bracket.

Chris King hubs on Enve 1.25 with custom decals and CxRays.

Edge, seatpost, bar, and stem.

Custom ee brakes, top cap, and some Di2 battery mounting/wiring to give it a few unique touches.

Tune bottle cages, conti tires and Lizard skin tape with Aliante finish it off.
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Re: Parlee Z4 Di2

Postby 54ny77 » Tue Dec 07, 2010 12:36 am

First bike I've ever seen with those cranks.

Nice!

Are they wrapped alu w/7800 underneat, or all carbon?
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Re: Parlee Z4 Di2

Postby Jeffr » Tue Dec 07, 2010 12:43 am

They are all carbon as far as I understand it. They were allegedly incredibly stiff but not terribly light.

Great looking build.
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Re: Parlee Z4 Di2

Postby Fibre-Lyte » Tue Dec 07, 2010 12:54 am

Indeed, a very nice build 8)

I always thought that those cranks were alloy skeletoned with a carbon outer? That would explain the weight. If they're full carbon then I have no idea where the weight comes from? :?
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Re: Parlee Z4 Di2

Postby Fuchs » Tue Dec 07, 2010 2:28 pm

http://bike.shimano.com/publish/content ... crank.html

the cranks look like this in the inside.
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Re: Parlee Z4 Di2

Postby über-goober » Tue Dec 07, 2010 4:41 pm

Nice bike - love the cranks! :)

Are you putting spoke washers on all CX Ray builds, or is it something unique about the King hubs?
the problem? could be the nut behind the handlebars.
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Re: Parlee Z4 Di2

Postby coloclimber » Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:29 pm

What that frame and those rims=It must ride sooo smooth. Your killing me.
Do you find the Parlee FD clamp to not be strong enough for Di2?
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Re: Parlee Z4 Di2

Postby madcow » Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:03 pm

We use spoke washers on most builds. We don't need them for Alchemy or Ligero hubs, but with the longer elbow of he cxray compared to the aerolite we think it's a good idea to use it on any thin flanged hub.

It's not that we don't find the Parlee clamp strong enough, it's just that weight wasn't really a consideration on this bike, we wanted durability and reliability so we felt it was worth the extra 10 grams to go with the alloy clamp.
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Re: Parlee Z4 Di2

Postby Fibre-Lyte » Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:09 pm

Fuchs wrote:the cranks look like this in the inside.


those sectional drawings kind of remind me of terminator, but with a carbon skin instead of a human look one :D
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Re: Parlee Z4 Di2

Postby pritchet74 » Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:27 pm

Gorgeous build.

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Have you ever wondered if there was more to life, other than being really, really, ridiculously good looking?
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Re: Parlee Z4 Di2

Postby KF » Thu Dec 23, 2010 12:08 pm

That is very, very close to being the bike of my dirtiest dreams - amazing build
//KF

I love carbon bits, and I can not lie! You other brothers can't deny, when a bike comes in with alot of carbon bits and some cool wheels in your face, you get sprung!
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Re: Parlee Z4 Di2

Postby multigrooves » Sat Dec 25, 2010 12:34 am

I don't think its particularly beautiful but you know it has tip f***ing top notch components throughout therefore drool factor.
I was going to ask about the spoke washers too. I used to work as a courier and the guy that built my wheels up used spoke washers on both wheels. Almost two years later I took the wheels apart the spoke holes on the hubs were absolutely immaculate; looking far better than a wheel I'd used for only 6 months. Since then I decided that I'd use washers on each and every subsequent build.
Is there any situation that you wouldn't use washers?
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