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Old 12-09-15, 03:25 PM
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Show off your Specialized Allez

Post up your Allez pics. I would love to see them. Old or new.
I can't be the only person who has an Allez fetish. Ever since the film "America Fliers", I have been hooked. I'm looking to add a 2015 or a 2016 Allez to my stable this year unless I find a deal I can't pass up on something else.
OK on with the Allez Porn.

1995 Allez Sport


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1986 Allez SE Jim Merz Edition
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My old 93 Pro I haul back from Oregon looks pretty good...for a Specialized. lol. Oh my God what am I saying??? Hahaha.
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Old 12-09-15, 03:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Henry III View Post
My old 93 Pro I haul back from Oregon looks pretty good...for a Specialized. lol. Oh my God what am I saying??? Hahaha.
Of all people, how is it you are the first post on this SPECIALIZED thread?
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I picked up the frame just days before left Oregon because it was such a good deal. Was full 8spd Tri Color 600. The group went to another C&V member and now Cory has this and I ended up with some green backs.
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Originally Posted by Frogbutter View Post
Post up your Allez pics. I would love to see them. Old or new.
I can't be the only person who has an Allez fetish. Ever since the film "America Fliers", I have been hooked. I'm looking to add a 2015 or a 2016 Allez to my stable this year unless I find a deal I can't pass up on something else.
OK on with the Allez Porn.

1995 Allez Sport


1993 Allez PRO¡
What are the main differences between the sport and the pro? I was looking at a sport frameset, but couldn't find any info.
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For my cousin's first organized ride, the Dairyland Dare. Also her first road bike and for her first triathlon.

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I have a crazy collection of Allez from 1981 to 2000 but here's the one that recently topped my list, a 1986 with Tange Prestige tubing and "new" Dura Ace. This bike rides sooo well!
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Old 12-10-15, 06:28 AM
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Wow. I didn't know the Allez line included such beauties. Just wow. It would top about any list.

Originally Posted by leaping_gnome View Post
I have a crazy collection of Allez from 1981 to 2000 but here's the one that recently topped my list, a 1986 with Tange Prestige tubing and "new" Dura Ace. This bike rides sooo well!
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^ Fabulous!
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
For my cousin's first organized ride, the Dairyland Dare. Also her first road bike and for her first triathlon.

Very, very nice.
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
Wow. I didn't know the Allez line included such beauties. Just wow. It would top about any list.
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^ Fabulous!
Thanks! I don't know why the early Specialized Allez don't get more love. I think the fact that Specialized employed such great designers as Tim Neenan, Jim Merz, and Mark DiNucci and using renowned builders like 3Rensho and Dave Tesch are pretty unique in the production bike world. And the bikes showed it.

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Cool. I distinctly remember when I saw my first Allez.

Murdoch's Bicycle in Goleta, California. Would have been 1981/1982. There was this blue frameset from a company with a strange name hanging on the wall right next to the purple Guerciotti frameset. My brothers and I were not excited by the Allez, but the Guerciotti had our hearts pounding!
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Originally Posted by Frogbutter View Post
Post up your Allez pics. I would love to see them. Old or new.
I can't be the only person who has an Allez fetish. Ever since the film "America Fliers", I have been hooked. I'm looking to add a 2015 or a 2016 Allez to my stable this year unless I find a deal I can't pass up on something else.
OK on with the Allez Porn.

1995 Allez Sport

1993 Allez PRO

1986 Allez SE Jim Merz Edition
Frogbutter - that's a nice collection! Someday I'd like to have a 1990's Allez Pro in my collection also. I like the "Designed in California" decal with the USA background.

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Cool. I distinctly remember when I saw my first Allez.

Murdoch's Bicycle in Goleta, California. Would have been 1981/1982. There was this blue frameset from a company with a strange name hanging on the wall right next to the purple Guerciotti frameset. My brothers and I were not excited by the Allez, but the Guerciotti had our hearts pounding!
Erzulis Boat - I remember Murdoch's but I spent more time downtown at Hendrickson's in the loft!



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Originally Posted by leaping_gnome View Post
Frogbutter - that's a nice collection! Someday I'd like to have a 1990's Allez Pro in my collection also. I like the "Designed in California" decal with the USA background.



Erzulis Boat - I remember Murdoch's but I spent more time downtown at Hendrickson's in the loft!



IMG_5734 by Jim Harris, on Flickr
Those were the days! My brother got his Paramount at Murdoch's, and I have it now I got my Faggin at Hendrickson's!

Sorry for the derail guys...................just remembering simpler times!
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
What are the main differences between the sport and the pro? I was looking at a sport frameset, but couldn't find any info.
Components, my Sport is full RSX with a triple the PRO got 600 Tri Color group from the factory. My PRO is a parts bin bike, the only new items bought for it are the bottle cages and the bar tape.
However I believe the biggest difference is the frame geometry and tubing. The Sport carries a kinda generic Cro-Mo decal and the PRO and the SE have the Specialized Racing Tubing decals.



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Oh well, I can't help myself. Here's one more....

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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
For my cousin's first organized ride, the Dairyland Dare. Also her first road bike and for her first triathlon.

I'm quoting this again, I've liked the carbon fiber Allez for awhile. This picture pushed me over the edge and now I have one. This is right out of the shipping box so it is dirty and not adjusted, but I really like it.



I'm really tempted to copy the yellow theme of your cousin's bike, never would have though of it myself but it works really well.
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How do the carbon tube frames ride? I'm thinking about picking up one, just not sure about the ride quality.
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Originally Posted by sloar View Post
How do the carbon tube frames ride? I'm thinking about picking up one, just not sure about the ride quality.
I couldn't really answer this yesterday, but today I rode my Trek Elance 400T and the Allez back to back. I've only had a road bike for eight months or so, the first was a 2007 Trek 1500 so I have aluminum, steel, and now a carbon bike. The aluminum 1500 is on a trainer right now with a trainer rear tire so I didn't compare it.

I have to say, between the the steel and the carbon, the carbon was much smoother. We have poor roads around here, lots of heavy truck traffic courtesy of rock trucks and tanker trucks. The steering is twitchy, it'll track straight down the road but even the slightest steering input and it wants to immediately dart into that direction.

I think I really lucked out with the Allez, it just glides and it is silent. Take this with a grain of salt, one I'm very new to road bikes, and I'm still a bit starry eyed from actually getting this bike. I think they are very pretty.

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A little more Jim Merz love.



1986 Allez SE Merz Edition.
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A little more Jim Merz love.

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1986 Allez SE Merz Edition.
Zombie Allez alert, hoping after 3 years to get a non driveside pic of the chainstay, pretty sure I have seen them with "Designed by Jim Merz" decal in white just like the earlier Neenan ones, anyone?
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Here's my 1986 Allez SE

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I love my '93 Allez Pro. Have seen only Jim's signature on an Allez NDS chain stay and w/o "Designed by", can't remember colors, bike in question could have been a respray, it was gorgeous.
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My newly acquired 85.
in the queue for a total refresh.
yes those hideous white tires will be gone and the proper superbe levers will be sourced.
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Ok I'll bite

93 Sport that was too small at 56 cm, so I refurbed and sold on this summer


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