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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
    Du Kommst aus Baden Wuerttemberg?

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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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Germany_chris View Post
    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.
    Sorry for using German then!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steinbock View Post
    Sorry for using German then!
    You can use all the German you like it won't bother me a bit
    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 chaulky61 View Post
    you can say ass
    Oh, I've long known that. I just like to make people use their noggin from time to time. I'm pretty much a brilliant donkey.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Germany_chris View Post
    You do wield a camera with skill
    Gracias - although I have to admit I was a little lazy with my photos here. I usually just threw it up against the garage door, positioned the cranks and snapped a few.
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    Quote Originally Posted by link0 View Post
    Hot to me. I love the dark blue and white color scheme and I love aero-carbon frames. I don't like the handlebar shape and the behind-stem bag though.
    Thanks! For the most part I prefer the aesthetics of "classic" shaped bars, but I'm finding for myself the ergo type bars are just a little to comfortable to pass up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cycledogg View Post
    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
    Possibly on the seat height, haven't ridden this on much yet. I do tend to like frames a little on the large side for some reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ravenmore View Post
    Gracias - although I have to admit I was a little lazy with my photos here. I usually just threw it up against the garage door, positioned the cranks and snapped a few.
    I followed the linkys in your sig
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    Ooops - forgot about that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by runningDoc View Post
    Ashton vids
    Would you buy a bike that has been ridden by Ashton? Haha, even if he never crashed.

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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've been out of commission for a bit so I'm a little late with this, but, haaaaught!
    Hey guys, lets go play bikes!

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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...







    It's clean and sharp, but not hot. It's very bland and boring.
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    I think "bland" and "boring" is what makes it hot. You see it and you think, "meh, cheap gray bike" and then you look at it closer and realize its a damn nice bike.
    Hey guys, lets go play bikes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Axiom View Post
    It's clean and sharp, but not hot. It's very bland and boring.
    I agree. Its a nice bike, but nothing screams hot

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    I think the Parlee is hot. I like the graphite/black combo. I'd have no reservations owning/riding it. It reminds a little of the Colnago C59 Nero I like so much.
    Big hitter, the Lama.

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    I think that Parlee is probably one of those bikes that photos don't do any justice.
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    I dislike how much the head tube goes beyond the top tube, but its still a hot bike IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by bianchi10 View Post
    I dislike how much the head tube goes beyond the top tube, but its still a hot bike IMO
    Some of us older guys need the extended head tube option for all day riding, but I agree that it distracts a little from the classic look..

    Quote Originally Posted by AlexTaylor View Post
    I think that Parlee is probably one of those bikes that photos don't do any justice.
    From a looks perspective I obviously prefer subtle and muted paint schemes, but gray and black bikes are hard to get pics of with my amateur level of photography skills.
    Last edited by gc3; 12-24-13 at 11:26 AM.
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