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Old 05-01-21, 04:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Insidious C.
Cyril- The graphic you describe are attributes of the 1981 model year.
Thanks. DUH! I'm slapping my head. Clearly it is BEFORE THE SLASH "S" LOGO. That means this is an E.A.R.L.Y. Allez! Not a Konno/3Rensho but shortly thereafter!

Isn't '81 the first production year for the Stumpjumper and also the FIRST YEAR FOR THE ALLEZ??? 1981 IS the year I started racing bicycles.

I'm diggin the Campy aero levers but that was what specifically threw me off as far as the year. I believe those aero levers are just some PO's later upgrade because I don't remember Campy having aero levers until the MIDDLE1980s.


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Here is my specialized allez pro. This is before i stripped it. I'm now in the process of of putting on a drop bar and doing some touch up work on the frame. The frame is light and VERY Lively..
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Old 05-01-21, 11:58 PM
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Thanks Jim. So yours remains a mystery as to who the specific builder (company) was?

I think I've found a treasure. I will post pix after I pick it up next week. -Cyril
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1984 Specialized Allez

Well, according to what I have been able to glean from the inter webs, I believe this to be either an '83 or more likely an '84 Allez.

I just happened to luck into this by visiting my friend John who has a fantastic shop in Steamboat. In the back of my mind, I always wanted to do an "American Flyers" tribute bike. This one is about the right time frame and is not the "SE" version which had Suntour Superbe components. I am pretty familiar with that film and in my view the earlier shots are more like the standard spec Allez for either 83 or 84, which is pretty much full campy, and mostly SR. The stem is a black Specialized, along with Specialized bars. I have a Specialized headset to put on it, but have a Campy Chorus for now. You will note that in the race portions of the film, they are using Allez SEs, which have the Specialized crank and Suntour Superbe components. The SR Laprade seatposts they used had flutes painted red, so in mine I painted the flutes on a Campy SR post. I used a Concor Superleggera instead of an Avocet, thought I might switch that out. I used the Benotto pearl tape per the original. It came out pretty well, just waiting for a Suntour ultra 7 to arrive in the mail, and I will ride this in my annual Tour of the Moon in Grand Junction, which was the last stage in the film, based on the 1984 Coors Classic. The frame is pretty light, leading up to a bike that is right at 20 lbs all in.

Used some early Suntour Superbe levers, in a nod to the SE version, always liked the drilled look on these...

SR crank, FD, and Specialized track pedals

SR RD, will change out the FW

Super Record post, flutes painted red

Cool Specialized track pedals, clips and straps. I think the pedals were sourced from MKS

Even the toe strap buttons are branded with the Specialized logo

Specialized pedals

Specialized clips

Specialized bottle cage

Black Specialized stem, I saw a pic of one of the movie bikes that had this, I think?

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I just can't say no. I think I've got a couple Sirrus and a Rockhopper around here too.
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Not my first Allez, but my latest Allez. This one is in great shape for a 1998 Allez Sport with a full Ultegra group. Just about as original as you'll find. The rear shifter is giving me some problems like some that aren't lubed regularly, but I think it will be ok. Going to be a nice rider.

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Showed up at the dump one day last year.

You know it's going to be a good day when the stem and seatpost come right out.

(looking for a picture and not seeing it? Thank the Photobucket fiasco.PM me and I'll link it up.)
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Showed up at the dump one day last year.

I remember that day, you lucky bastid.
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