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Old 05-12-20, 05:08 PM
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I repacked. tuned and rehabbed this Merz design bike for a good friend of mine. Gave him NOS 600 levers and hoods. My only complaint is the yellow, not gold hue of the bar tape. Sweet bike.
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Old 05-12-20, 09:29 PM
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That Merz is a beauty, I would love to find one.
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Old 05-13-20, 09:30 PM
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1987 Team Allez S/N 001 pics

Here is my Allez. I must apologize for mis-stating something in my previous post. I stated that the raised "S" on the fork crown is painted white, as the seat stay "S" were painted blue. This is false as the fork has no raised "S".









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Old 05-13-20, 09:37 PM
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1987 Team Allez, S/N 001 more pics










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Old 05-13-20, 09:45 PM
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I can't believe I've been holding out on this thread! I created an original one for the frameset-up build, but looks like I never got around to placing it here.

1985 Allez SE. 62cm CTC (per catalog) or 63.5cm/25" CTT. 60cm TT. It may be on the 'thinning the herd' list, but now I don't want to sell it. Riding it more and it's just

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Old 05-14-20, 05:54 AM
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Loving the Epics posted here. Definitely on the bucket list.

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Old 05-14-20, 06:05 AM
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Been seeing quite a few of the CF Epics for sale recently. Now would be an ideal time to try to find one, they could all be gone in a few years due to safety concerns.
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I'll have to check that out - though I just came home with a Giant CADEX yesterday that needs a few things. I've now owned a bonded Trek 2300 and now the CADEX. I guess the Epic is the next logical step.
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I waited until 2011 to go CF (BMC one piece frame) so I never tried any of the early bonded versions. Some people say they can be a bit whippy? I recall at a certain point in the early 90's those OS clear bonded CF frames were quite popular, but I don't know what happened to all of those, they were everywhere.
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Old 05-14-20, 02:47 PM
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I had a '92 CF Alle--er, Epic, in 61/62cm with the painted blue/purple lugs (not the raw-looking aluminum) a year ago or so. Fully aluminum fork. In really good visual condition, no cracks or gauges. Excellent bike. Not whippy. Willing to rock with you out of the saddle. Absorbed bumps really well (it is CF after all). I'm 6'5" 200/210, and it was more than fine under sprint and climbing stresses. Would have ridden a 63/64cm if they had made it! At present, I kinda wish I'd kept it, even if it was a touch small. Welcome to 20/20...


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Old 05-14-20, 05:39 PM
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Originally Posted by RiddleOfSteel View Post
I had a '92 CF Alle--er, Epic, in 61/62cm with the painted blue/purple lugs (not the raw-looking aluminum) a year ago or so. Fully aluminum fork. In really good visual condition, no cracks or gauges. Excellent bike. Not whippy. Willing to rock with you out of the saddle. Absorbed bumps really well (it is CF after all). I'm 6'5" 200/210, and it was more than fine under sprint and climbing stresses. Would have ridden a 63/64cm if they had made it! At present, I kinda wish I'd kept it, even if it was a touch small. Welcome to 20/20...

This is great! How light was it since it was carbon and had all those DA parts on it?
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This is great! How light was it since it was carbon and had all those DA parts on it?
Thanks! It came in at 18.7 lb ready to roll, from my earlier records. The wheelset is seriously light at 1430g and the tires are either 23mm or 25mm Vittoria Open Corsa Evo CX's. The 23mm versions weigh in at under 200g.
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That is very cool, as I stated and my sig shows, I'm a huge fan of all of these, lots of history and a lot of world class builders involved to use them to make Big S into the superpower it is today.

Love or hate em, Sinyard knew exactly what he was doing.
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A friend gave me this 1994 Allez Sport frame. Perfect timing too because I had another bike with a broken frame that had a full 105 group ready to be swapped. Got it most of the way done the other night. Should be an awesome rider.

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Old 06-30-20, 09:45 PM
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Originally Posted by oldbikenewbike View Post
1993 Allez...purchased from its original owner last year.


Wow, that frame is in pristine condition!
And, your bike looks a lot like the '92 I'm currently working (slowly!) on.

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Old 07-01-20, 06:29 AM
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Not sure how I have not posted my 1993 Allez Pro, so here it is.. I got this brand new in early 1994 as a left over 1993. It was replacing a 1991 Trek 1400 that got destroyed in a rear-ending by a 3/4 ton GMC pick-up. Full Tri-Color 600 group with Specialized 700x20c tires and Mavic Open 4CD wheels. Over time, the rear derailleur stopped working so it was replaced with a period Dura-Ace derailleur. Several years ago, I took it to a bike shop to be gone thru, and the shop techs loved it. I did replace the Specialized Over-The-Top handlebars recently. It is in pretty decent shape if I must say so myself








Here is a picture with the original handlebar....

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