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Old 08-09-03, 10:26 PM
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Originally posted by night_hawk
that there was no way to tell from the serial Numbers what year she was made. Although you might be right as mine start with GA9 Giant Shipment A 1989?
There's almost always a way. Serial numbers are frequently not a sequential set of numbers. Manufactureres need to decode them when a faulty part gets returned so they can tell when, where and who made a part. It's likely that the person you talked to didn't know so gave the stock answer.

"A" might be 1990. It's common to use letters for year codes.

A - 1990
B - 1991
C - 1992

So G for Giant then a year code...
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Old 08-10-03, 07:40 PM
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That might work I got her in 1991. so if the A signifies 1990 the 9 could refer to September. As I remember it the timing would seem about right.
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i really like the '03 and the '00 paint jobs

the '01-02 leave something to be desired...
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Old 08-10-03, 10:46 PM
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Originally posted by night_hawk

I had the guy I got her from go over her to check out the bonding on the frame
I've noticed some white spots forming near the lugs on my frame. From what I understand that means electrolytic breakdown in the resin.

I may snap some pics and send them to Specialized for their opinion.
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Old 08-10-03, 11:30 PM
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Originally posted by deliriou5
i really like the '03 and the '00 paint jobs

the '01-02 leave something to be desired...
Aww man!! I like my 02 elite. I like the sparkly yellow and black a lot.

To each their own.

Oh ... by the way... you might enjoy this deleriou5:

ftp://ftp.smoovenet.com/pub/lardlad/...ason9/bus6.mp3

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Old 08-11-03, 06:44 AM
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Originally posted by deliriou5
i really like the '03 and the '00 paint jobs

the '01-02 leave something to be desired...
The only thing left to be desired is to ride it!! I got a 2001 Allez Sport in that awesome yellow with black decals.

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Old 08-11-03, 06:45 AM
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When did Specialized first come out with the Allez???

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Old 08-11-03, 11:47 AM
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Here is the photo from the Specialized website. I do not actually have any pictures of mine. I changed to a San Marco saddle, and I have Speedplay pedals, but you get the idea.
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Another old school Epic Allez rider here. Just picked it up this winter, it's getting a new drivetrain this week: wheels, casette, chainrings & chain. About the only thing different from the pic is that red Schwinn seat has been banished and replaced by a Koobi AU Enduro.
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Heres my 2001 Allez EliteI upgraded to Ultegra double but dont have a picture of it yet. I love this bike so much.
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Old 08-12-03, 07:56 PM
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Hey propp, that's a nice bike! I got the 2001 Sport... almost the same, but has black and red it in. Very nice bike!!!

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Did the 2001 Elite and the 2002 Elite look exactly the same? That's my bike but with different wheels.

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I don't have any pics of just the roadie, yet anyway!

2003 Allez Elite, pretty much stock stuff with Ultegra pedals. I ditched the pump for CO2, love that thing

Its in the kitchen on a trainer now, to hot out to ride
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Old 08-13-03, 06:21 AM
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todd, nice 'stang in the background
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Showing the 2003 Cippo Allez love (nakid pic be careful )

Dressed to kill


Matching 2003 Stumpjumper Pro
(oops cant find the pic put it's this frame in the exact same white they used on the allez only other color is the black lettering)
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Old 08-13-03, 09:56 AM
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Sorry I meant to say 2002. I upgraded the wheels in that picture but by that point I hadnt upgraded the components.
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2004 Elite.
Just brought it home, first road bike - I am very excited.
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Thats the first I've seen of the 2004s. That looks awsome. Nice bike. Congrats on the first roadie!
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2004!?! I didn't know those came out yet. Oh man, I'm gonna have to go to my LBS and check em out!

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Here's my Allez Elite '03

I've had it for a few weeks now and love it!

I should have gotten silver bottle cages now that I've seen em on other Elites. Ah well, it's usually going by waaaaaay too fast for anyone to see anyway.
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Originally posted by ****egun2213
todd, nice 'stang in the background
Thanks!
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Originally posted by Ridge
Here's my Allez Elite '03

I've had it for a few weeks now and love it!

I should have gotten silver bottle cages now that I've seen em on other Elites. Ah well, it's usually going by waaaaaay too fast for anyone to see anyway.
Nice ride, sometime I wish I had a triple.......
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Originally posted by ockey53
2004!?! I didn't know those came out yet. Oh man, I'm gonna have to go to my LBS and check em out!

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Its odd, at the LBS the 03 version is more than the 04. I dont think the guys there noticed that until I pointed it out.
It looks like the main differences between the new and old bike and mainly cosmetic differences. Painted fork, different frame graphics etc..
Also the I think the rear derailer might be in a little bit different, but I am not sure so dont quote me on that one.
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Old 08-14-03, 08:09 PM
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I don't know, gotta research on the '04 models.

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Great topic ockey53! I just ordered an '04 Allez Comp Cr-Mo with the triple (we got a lot of steep hills in Santa Barbara). Should be here early September. This is my first road bike in quite awhile. The big change for '04 is the inclusion of the Specialized Pave seatpost (a combination of carbon & elastomer - very trick). The handlebars get the new Specialized "Bar Phat" treatment. Same blue and white color scheme as last year but this year the frame comes in a 62cm as oppose to the 61cm of last year. The fork is now upgraded to a C4 (full carbon) same as on the S-Works bikes and on top of everything else the price is less than last years model. Oh yeah, and it's also reported to be slightly lighter than last year (probably the fork). I am also having the LBS put on a Shimano FlightDeck. I'm getting pretty excited just writing this... can't wait til it gets here. I'll post a picture when it does.
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