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Need help narrowing down an early 90s Specialized Allez Sport

Old 05-19-18, 08:56 PM
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Need help narrowing down an early 90s Specialized Allez Sport

Always wanted an Allez, I pictured one in Red made in Japan, but when this teal Allez Sport came up for $80 I took a shot. I figure this bike is from the early 90s based on the color and the Shimano RX100 components but I could use some help narrowing it down. I am only finding European versions of specialized catalogs on the web for some reason. Any Specialized experts out there?

What I know:

-teal original paint
-RX100 drive train and brakes
- Direct Drive label tubing
-700c wheels
-Sport model of the Allez
- made in Taiwan

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Drive side

IMG_3331 by Ryan Surface, on Flickr

Panographed Fork crown

IMG_3344 by Ryan Surface, on Flickr

Tubing decal

IMG_3330 by Ryan Surface, on Flickr

Top tube decal

IMG_3323 by Ryan Surface, on Flickr

And um duh the Serial # looks like GD223992 a 92?

Serial # by Ryan Surface, on Flickr

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Nice score, Allez's are all pretty cool. The S/N will tell you all you want to know, just search for a decoder.
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Originally Posted by merziac View Post
Nice score, Allez's are all pretty cool. The S/N will tell you all you want to know, just search for a decoder.
I always forget about serial numbers -thanks I will have to look for that tomorrow!
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I can narrow it down for ya. Bring it by my place and we'll take my angle grinder to the handlebars, about 3 inches on either side of the stem. Cut the pedals about halfway, too. That'll make at least a foot narrower.

But I'd leave it the way it is. It's not exactly a fat bike, but it looks like a very nice rider.
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Nice pickup.
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Old 05-20-18, 09:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Lascauxcaveman View Post
I can narrow it down for ya. Bring it by my place and we'll take my angle grinder to the handlebars, about 3 inches on either side of the stem. Cut the pedals about halfway, too. That'll make at least a foot narrower.

But I'd leave it the way it is. It's not exactly a fat bike, but it looks like a very nice rider.
step away from the angle grinder sir! I haven't measured it out yet but I think it will take 700x32s no problem, its been so long since I rode 23 or 25s that they look odd to me.
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I looked at the Serial number guide provided by @T-Mar, since this is almost certainly a post 1990 bike I am not sure if it applies but it seems it would be a GIant built frame, made in the second half of February of 92....maybe
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Yes,that serial number format was applicable in the early 1990s, based on the Giant Cadex models that have surfaced. It indicates the frame was manufactured during weeks 7-8 of 1992 and the 1992 Specialized Allez Sport was spec'd with RX100.
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Originally Posted by T-Mar View Post
Yes,that serial number format was applicable in the early 1990s, based on the Giant Cadex models that have surfaced. It indicates the frame was manufactured during weeks 7-8 of 1992 and the 1992 Specialized Allez Sport was spec'd with RX100.
Awesome, thank you @T-Mar!
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I worked on one of those recently, most everything had a date or code for dating on it. Great bike, beautiful colour on yours.
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Originally Posted by 3speedslow View Post
I worked on one of those recently, most everything had a date or code for dating on it. Great bike, beautiful colour on yours.
Thanks it is striking, I did a few minor tweaks and rode it to the farmers market, it will need more tweaks to get close to fitting but worst case I will get to rebuild a bike I have wanted to own for a while...
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