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    Quote Originally Posted by gc3 View Post
    your opinion is welcomed but your logic escapes me...
    Thank goodness I'm not the only one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Germany_chris View Post
    What's confusing you put probably the most hideous looking Shimano groups (that's saying a lot because Shimano hasn't produced an attractive group in many years) on a perfectly wonderful Parlee.
    and here I thought it was just grammar...

    ...true story is I had a great looking nicely lightweight crankset with Praxis rings and Cannondale Hollowgram crankarms...unfortunately some gears were unusable...so I went for effectiveness in this iteration...but I'll remember to switch everything to Campy in the future
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    That Parlee is perfect good job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gc3 View Post
    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...I think it's time to buy some new shoes for this machine...

    I always like the original matte black finish but I actually like this new paint job much better. HOT.

    Quote Originally Posted by gc3 View Post
    ...but I'll remember to switch everything to Campy in the future
    And nothing less than SR11-EPS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by doctrine View Post
    I'll give it a try:

    Remove the bags, bottle and pump. Remove the warning sticker on the seat tube. It does look sharp though. Seat height looks a tad bit low? JMHO - Cheers
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    That kestrel is hurting for a tapered fork.

    What were they thinking?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steinbock View Post
    What is that?!! Love it. HOT! You probably got me beat in the use of red
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    Thanks, its a btwin 55cm frame, made in france...they used to be a frame supplier to the pro team Ag2R.
    Microshift white red shifter set.
    Specialized toupe expert saddle.
    Tektro quartz r741 brakes.

    glad ppl liked it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gc3 View Post
    and here I thought it was just grammar...

    ...true story is I had a great looking nicely lightweight crankset with Praxis rings and Cannondale Hollowgram crankarms...unfortunately some gears were unusable...so I went for effectiveness in this iteration...but I'll remember to switch everything to Campy in the future
    It will set you free
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    Quote Originally Posted by primov8 View Post
    I always like the original matte black finish but I actually like this new paint job much better. HOT.


    And nothing less than SR11-EPS.

    No EPS..at all EVER
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steinbock View Post
    Drive side photos please! Looks nice - interesting to see a bike with Microshift components.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Germany_chris View Post
    It will set you free
    No it won't Campy is a pain in the donkey...
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    Mean people are like slinkys. They're really not worth much but still are rather entertaining to watch tumble down the stairs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steinbock View Post
    Nice to see microshift. For what it's worth, I had a pair of those wheels a few years ago, the hubs are pretty shoddy and they are very heavy. If you want to stick with vuelta, the corsa lites are far better and only around $200, they also look much nicer if that matters.

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    Last edited by Steinbock; 12-18-13 at 04:40 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ravenmore View Post
    No it won't Campy is a pain in the donkey...
    Only to the great unwashed
    I'm an angry angst ridden anarcho-punk socialist you should just generally disregard my posts--Germany_chris

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    Quote Originally Posted by Germany_chris View Post
    Only to the great unwashed
    Hey I bathe once a month whether I need it or not.

    I wasn't fond of campy because I broke stuff on it a couple of times and I couldn't find parts locally. Ended up being down for a few days while I waited for parts to come in. It's also much more expensive here, so I stick with Shimano and Sram now. I'd like to try Microshift too just for kicks.

    Aesthetically they all have good points and bad points for me. Shimano cranks have gotten fugly. Record cranks have always been gorgeous. Not crazy about the shifters of either. Sram is probably the best looking to me across the group.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ravenmore View Post
    Hey I bathe once a month whether I need it or not.

    I wasn't fond of campy because I broke stuff on it a couple of times and I couldn't find parts locally. Ended up being down for a few days while I waited for parts to come in. It's also much more expensive here, so I stick with Shimano and Sram now. I'd like to try Microshift too just for kicks.

    Aesthetically they all have good points and bad points for me. Shimano cranks have gotten fugly. Record cranks have always been gorgeous. Not crazy about the shifters of either. Sram is probably the best looking to me across the group.
    I was back home for a summer in '08 and Campy parts were/are a bit harder to find. My experience is that the bicycle walmarts tends not to have campy stuff it's that old dude with the hole in the wall shop that has those kinda things.

    Shimano went all technogeeky ugly, I don't think Sram could put bigger stickers on the stuff but it's generally nice (my Blur is all Sram) and there is nothing not hot about Campy but I do wish they'd make more Alu/Ti groups.

    This thread is a fat wallet/beauty contest so I assume that everyone in here buy's what they like and are emotionally attached to but so far nothing here is a heart string tugger that's why I took umbrage to what could have been a beautiful Parlee but it's not my money sooo.
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    Dan, agree, the wheels are shoddy and heavy...This is a budget project, hence chose those wheels...Will eventually upgrade to better wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Germany_chris View Post

    This thread is a fat wallet/beauty contest so I assume that everyone in here buy's what they like and are emotionally attached to but so far nothing here is a heart string tugger that's why I took umbrage to what could have been a beautiful Parlee but it's not my money sooo.
    There have been one or two budget builds buried in this thread that got a 'hot' from most folks. They were just extremely well set up and presented. My black centurion got a resounding hot and I only had a couple hundred in it, but I did photograph it with my Zipp 404's from my race bike. I'm sure that didn't hurt.
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    Mean people are like slinkys. They're really not worth much but still are rather entertaining to watch tumble down the stairs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ravenmore View Post
    There have been one or two budget builds buried in this thread that got a 'hot' from most folks. They were just extremely well set up and presented. My black centurion got a resounding hot and I only had a couple hundred in it, but I did photograph it with my Zipp 404's from my race bike. I'm sure that didn't hurt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Germany_chris View Post
    You do wield a camera with skill
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    Quote Originally Posted by ravenmore View Post
    Drive side photos please! Looks nice - interesting to see a bike with Microshift components.
    Posted drive side photos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ravenmore View Post
    No it won't Campy is a pain in the donkey...
    you can say ass
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steinbock View Post
    Du Kommst aus Baden Wuerttemberg?
    Na, I'm from Florida by way of Michigan. My wife is German my home is in Bavaria but I work in Stuttgart. I Met her in 2002 on the way back to NY from Afghanistan.
    I'm an angry angst ridden anarcho-punk socialist you should just generally disregard my posts--Germany_chris

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