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    Senior Member Drummerboy1975's Avatar
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    1990's Specialized Allez WIW?

    I came across a 1990's Specialized Allez frame set with fork. Are these worth building?


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    I think the steel Allez framesets are fantastic. Is that pic the actual frame? Nice color!

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    sure it is worth building. I don't think I would hang Record 10+spd or dura ace on it but I understand they do ride nice.

    building it up to flip may not be a such a good thing
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    My girlfriend has a 1992 Allez made by Giant that is just wonderful. Amazing ride quality, great handling etc. I've ridden a lot of really nice bikes and though its not top tier i love it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
    sure it is worth building. I don't think I would hang Record 10+spd or dura ace on it but I understand they do ride nice.

    building it up to flip may not be a such a good thing
    +1 I wouldn't put DA on it but I think a nice old 105 or 600 tri-color group would be perfect on that bike.

    +1 don't expect to flip a bike you build from the bare frame unless you have a stockpile of parts to put on it.
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    Are they worth building? Absolutely!

    I have lots of bicycles and you can see many of them on my website, MY "TEN SPEEDS". Some of my bikes are absolute top quality, however; the one I ride the most is my Specialized Junker II (you will understand the name once you view the article). And I ride it a lot because it offers one of the best ride qualities I am aware of in a vintage bicycle.

    Hope that is a help and I have everything you need to build the bike. Please feel free to contact me if you need anything, or everything, to build the bike up.
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    Just a few questions:

    1. Will you do all the work yourself?

    2. Will the parts come from either a donor bike or bin?

    If you can answer yes to both these questions, sure! Go for it!
    Buying parts to build up a frame (ebay or similar), rarely pans out financially (cheaper to buy a used complete bike instead).

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    Quote Originally Posted by randyjawa View Post
    Are they worth building? Absolutely!

    I have lots of bicycles and you can see many of them on my website, MY "TEN SPEEDS". Some of my bikes are absolute top quality, however; the one I ride the most is my Specialized Junker II (you will understand the name once you view the article). And I ride it a lot because it offers one of the best ride qualities I am aware of in a vintage bicycle.

    Hope that is a help and I have everything you need to build the bike. Please feel free to contact me if you need anything, or everything, to build the bike up.
    Wow that you so much for the advice and link to your site. Very helpful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrk101 View Post
    Just a few questions:

    1. Will you do all the work yourself?

    2. Will the parts come from either a donor bike or bin?

    If you can answer yes to both these questions, sure! Go for it!
    Buying parts to build up a frame (ebay or similar), rarely pans out financially (cheaper to buy a used complete bike instead).
    Yes to both. I do all of my own work and the part will and come from a parts bin. I just thank I may take this one off of my buddies hands and build it up. Thanks everyone. I'll keep y'all posted!

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    One more question, with that paint scheme/decals, I wonder what the year it might be?

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    So I wonder what the year on this one might be. I'll get the serial number next week. My only concern is that it has a "Made in China" sticker on the neck under the name. Whats that about?

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    My best guess for year on this one would be 1988-1991. Better pictures would help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
    sure it is worth building. I don't think I would hang Record 10+spd or dura ace on it but I understand they do ride nice.

    building it up to flip may not be a such a good thing
    I agree I'd draw the line at 10 speed Record; however, I'd be game to hang Dura Ace on one ore even it's cheaper cousin the Sirrus (Oh yeah.. I'm a little baised)

    Based on the graphics I'd wager it's a 90-92.
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