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Old 12-23-19, 11:13 AM
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And the 89 Allez in size 58 cm that I got from @tricky for a killer deal that will be getting love this winter


As Received sans wheels

With Stock wheels procured from @brian3069
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Old 12-23-19, 12:27 PM
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Here's my 2002, pushing the edge of vintage, but it is my oldest "new" bike, or is it my newest "old" bike? My steel Bianchi got killed by a car. I survived, but needed a new bike quickly, and grabbed this one as a closeout at Performance for $399. I changed the fork to an Easton carbon, and upgraded the brakes to 105s. Its a fun little bike, handles well, very responsive, stiff frame, little rough on bad roads. Also a couple others I spotted on an Eroica ride.

My 2002, I love the paint, it has held up well, except Ultegra replaced the broken Sora FD, and Claris brifters replaced broken Soras. Fun bike. I also changed the stem to a longer ITM, and it now has an Ergon saddle.

Saw this older one at Eroica 2018.

Not mine, but another Eroica Allez . I like the paint combination with the polished lugs, never seen another like it.

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Old 12-23-19, 01:06 PM
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Oh I forgot my 88 as well
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Old 12-23-19, 02:56 PM
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Originally Posted by nomadmax View Post
Here's my 1986 Allez SE

Have an NDS pic, any sticker/decal on the chainstay.
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Old 12-23-19, 02:59 PM
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Originally Posted by merziac View Post
Have an NDS pic, any sticker/decal on the chainstay.
No stickers on NDS chainstays


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Old 12-23-19, 03:27 PM
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I have an older Specialized Allez Sport and I'm not sure how old it is. Anyone know how to determine the age? It has integrated Brake/Shifters so I'm guessing 1997 or 98. Thanks
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Old 12-23-19, 03:48 PM
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I thought this would help but it goes past your date. Sorry. I'm no help
Asian Serial Number Guide
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Old 12-23-19, 07:14 PM
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Originally Posted by nomadmax View Post
No stickers on NDS chainstays


Ever seen the one I think I'm thinking of?

Just like the Neenan one on the early ones?
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Old 12-23-19, 08:55 PM
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1987 Specialized Team Allez - built by David Tesch and painted by Brian Baylis.
63 or 64 built

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Old 12-24-19, 03:54 AM
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Originally Posted by merziac View Post
Ever seen the one I think I'm thinking of?

Just like the Neenan one on the early ones?
Like a signature or something like what some of the Waterford Paramounts had? The only thing I "think" I've ever seen on them is "Direct Drive" and that was on the later models with a uni-crown fork. But I'm not even sure about that.
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Old 12-24-19, 11:10 AM
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Originally Posted by WaveyGravey View Post
I have an older Specialized Allez Sport and I'm not sure how old it is. Anyone know how to determine the age? It has integrated Brake/Shifters so I'm guessing 1997 or 98. Thanks
You might give this site a try it has catalogs through 1998
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Old 12-24-19, 12:19 PM
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Originally Posted by merziac View Post
Ever seen the one I think I'm thinking of?

Just like the Neenan one on the early ones?
There are a number of picks here, one of them is a good shot of the Jim Merz chainstay sticker.
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Old 12-24-19, 12:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Insidious C. View Post
There are a number of picks here, one of them is a good shot of the Jim Merz chainstay sticker.
Yep, Jim's sig on the Blue SE's.

I've got 2 of those.

The one I'm looking for is white and says "Designed by Jim Merz" on some of the Red Allez's.

Like this, but Jim Merz and in white.

Guess I've got what I need to have them made, which I was probably going to have to do anyway.






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Old 12-29-19, 12:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Chuckk View Post
Picked this up yesterday for a song.
2000 Allez Sport - I'm a fool for a red and white Allez


Designed on a SUN System, and built in Taiwan. At least Taiwan is still in business.
Almost got one like that in blue in late 1999 but went with a Cannondale R800 instead and rode it a ton for about a decade before realizing that A) 54 cm was too small and B) on my local deteriorating roads Aluminum was not the way to go.
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I stumbled across my second 85 Allez the other day. Broke "shelter in place" for this score.
it's a 58cm that fits me better.
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Old 04-12-20, 07:33 PM
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As found, an Allez A1 Sport, original down to the Specialized tires, replaced 116 miles later with Continental gatorhardshells...misadjustment of the fd kept the original owner from riding for many years... $10.00...

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Old 04-14-20, 10:23 AM
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AN 85 I think, bought as a frame and built up with my parts, many of which are original equipment. Really like the dynamics of this bike...
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This is a really sharp-looking bike!

I've long liked vintage Donzi boats in the yellow/black color scheme...

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Not quite what others are showing here but ............. I got this about 6mo ago for a beater I could take anywhere and not worry about losing. It's a 2006 last year of the Elite with the zoot frame and 3x9 I believe. To date I have less than $300 in it. And as much as I love my Italian steel I have to admit that this Specialized is actually one fine handling bike and I'm not em-bare-assed to be seen riding it


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This has been my commuter bike for some years now, its a 2005 Allez i really like the simple color scheme of this bike

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1993 Allez...purchased from its original owner last year.






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Good Evening, this is my first post. I will add pictures to this after I have 10 posts.

I have a 1987 Team Allez, which I have owned since 1987 or 1988. I am the original owner.

I have the original DuraAce hubs and Mavic rims. The bike in the catalog has a fluted seat post; mine is aero. The "S" on the seat stay and fork crown are not painted red, as on the bike in the catalog. My nephew, to whom I loaned the bike for a few years, decided to change a few things; hubs, rims, saddle and cassette. Grrrr.......

There are but 3 colors in the top tube splashes, as in the catalog. All others I have seen online have 4, and the sequence is reversed.

Serial no. 001!!!
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Originally Posted by 900ss View Post
Good Evening, this is my first post. I will add pictures to this after I have 10 posts.

I have a 1987 Team Allez, which I have owned since 1987 or 1988. I am the original owner.

I have the original DuraAce hubs and Mavic rims. The bike in the catalog has a fluted seat post; mine is aero. The "S" on the seat stay and fork crown are not painted red, as on the bike in the catalog. My nephew, to whom I loaned the bike for a few years, decided to change a few things; hubs, rims, saddle and cassette. Grrrr.......

There are but 3 colors in the top tube splashes, as in the catalog. All others I have seen online have 4, and the sequence is reversed.

Serial no. 001!!!
Woul love to see it... and to buy it
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Yeah 900ss, see if you can post up some pictures, would love to see it.
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Originally Posted by 900ss View Post
Good Evening, this is my first post. I will add pictures to this after I have 10 posts.

I have a 1987 Team Allez, which I have owned since 1987 or 1988. I am the original owner.

I have the original DuraAce hubs and Mavic rims. The bike in the catalog has a fluted seat post; mine is aero. The "S" on the seat stay and fork crown are not painted red, as on the bike in the catalog. My nephew, to whom I loaned the bike for a few years, decided to change a few things; hubs, rims, saddle and cassette. Grrrr.......

There are but 3 colors in the top tube splashes, as in the catalog. All others I have seen online have 4, and the sequence is reversed.

Serial no. 001!!!
Welcome aboard, glad you found us.

Go around, say hi and comment on any thread that interests you to get to 10 posts.

We need good pics and lots of them, drive side, lugs, closeups and all else.

If you dig thru this thread you will get plenty of inspiration.
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