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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 11:32 am 
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Here is a bike I've been working on in the background since last year, it's a 1993 Specialized Allez. As you can see it's a kind of American Flyers replica :D The frame is very well made and is finished nicely, in particular I like the lugs and bottle bosses. Any comments are welcome!

Frame: Specialized investment cast lugset, Specialized Direct Drive thin walled large diameter Cr-Mo tubes, vertical drop outs, chain and pump pegs. Specialized Direct Drive chainstays.

Fork: Specialized Direct Drive Cr-Mo

Headset: Specialized Pro Steel
Stem: Specialized S3
Handlebar: SR 251 Anatomical
Bar Tape: BBB

Brake Levers: RX100
Brake Calipers: RX100

Shifters: Shimano RX100 7 speed index
Front Derailleur: Shimano RX100
Rear Derailleur: Shimano RX100
Cassette: Shimano HG 7 speed 13-23
Chain: Shimano HG Narrow
Cranks: Shimano RX100
Chainrings: Shimano 39/53
Pedals: Shimano 105, Christophe straps

Rims: Mavic 192
Hubs: Shimano RX100
Spokes: Stainless 14 gauge
Tyres: Michelin Dynamic Classic 700 x 23c

Saddle: Specialized Team Leather
Seatpost: Specialized Direct Drive

Weight: 10.5Kg / 23 pounds

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:06 pm 
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That looks great, you must have had the frame refinished and did you use a donor bike for all the RX100? Again, the results look great and I agree on the nice detailing on the frame :D


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:47 pm 
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It's 100% original apart from tyres, inner cables and bar tape. I stripped it down to a bare frame and forks then cleaned / polished them within an inch of their lives! All the components were cleaned and re-greased, any chrome was given the aluminium foil treatment to remove rust spots. Final assembly was a pleasure :D


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:52 pm 
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Great job, looks even more impressive now I know that 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 1:33 pm 
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Great looking bike 8) I was watching American Flyers last week (I know :roll: ) and the thought crossed my mind that I wouldn't mind an old steel frame Allez .

Paul


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 4:34 pm 
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Love that. 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 4:36 pm 
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That is cool indeed. Let's go.....


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:24 am 
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Thats looks really good, nice work.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:31 am 
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Wow!you must have used a whole tub full of elbow grease polishing that up!


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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 9:36 pm 
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Beautiful! :)
You have done a great job as this looks absolutely brilliant.
Now ride!

Jamie


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