Having seen one of these in the raw at the Velohouse a few years back I have been lusting after a Parlee and now that most folk seem to be going over to disc brakes there are a few for sale for reasonable money considering their RRP...
My first posh bike was a red Lynskey and I seriously miss it but I found a Z5 painted in the same colour and fell for it in a big way...
The frame is 'electronic only' but I'd read on previous listings of Parlee on here that frames from 2012/13 were both electronic and mechanical so first thing to do is work out if I can run my mechanical sram group on it. I know that ultimately I will be looking to get eTap but in the meantime, due to the generosity of the seller I have been gifted a Shimano 6770 front mech, I have a boxed pair of 6770 shifters and after posting a wanted thread this morning I now have a 6770 rear mech (sans jockey wheels) winging its way to me.
Other parts I already have that I think would hang nicely on this are some older generation ee cycleworks brakes and some pink hubed R45 on Hed Belgium but I'm looking to get some carbon wheels so the clash of pink hubs/red frame isn't something I'll have to live with for long...
I'm relatively new to plastic bikes, and shimano, and Di2 so this is going to be fun. The frame has come with a BB30 bracket and conversion cones for normal 24mm Shimano cranks - I'm not sure what I want as yet but I'm leaning towards Rotor as it will be one less part I will need to change when I am able to afford eTap...
Thats about it for now, here is a shitty iphone pic to get the ball rolling...
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