1993 Specialized Allez...MY SIZE!


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HARPO

I live for the CABE
Dec 28, 2010
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Floral Park, NY, United States
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Well, it took long enough! I kept finding nice bikes to work on, but not in my size. And this one happens to be a 24'' frame (I also take a 25'' depending on make/model for my 6' frame) so this will be a keeper.

I purchased it from the original owner who took very good care of it, keeping it in a nice warm garage. Just before he stopped riding a couple of years or so ago, he had his bike shop go through it with a tuning. Everything spins as new and all was greased, and the additional items on the bike were icing on the cake he left attached.

Nope, not going to use the Aero bars or the computer, but it's nice to have them if I want to. A Specialized saddle bag, pump and water bottle holder rounded out the rest of the items. All in nice working condition.

I've already begun the cleaning/detailing on it, and I must say he wasn't kidding when he said he took care of it. Barely a scratch, just some white paint on the top tube that's been coming off with Polishing Compound.

First time I didn't even attempt to talk the seller down. Very nice, honest gentleman. And the bike was a mere 5 miles from my house. Best $75 I've spent in a while on a bike I can ride!!!

Enjoy the barrage of "as brought home" photos. :p

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HARPO

I live for the CABE
Dec 28, 2010
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Floral Park, NY, United States
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BTW, since a sticker isn't attached and I haven't found the answer...was this a China made bike or made here? It says Designed in California, but that means nothing. Also, what type tubing?
 

juvela

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Aug 2, 2014
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Playa del Rey, United States
#4
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Never woulda pictured Nostro Don Federico astride a Sinyard. :astonished:

National origin? For this date would expect Formosa.

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HARPO

I live for the CABE
Dec 28, 2010
1,704
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Floral Park, NY, United States
#6
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Never woulda pictured Nostro Don Federico astride a Sinyard. :astonished:

National origin? For this date would expect Formosa.

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I figured since Sinyard is only two years older than I am, I needed to see what one of his bikes was like. Still in the cleaning/detailing process, so I'll see how it feels once I get on it. :cool:

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Finally riding a big boys bike
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Very nice! A good, honest old road bike. That was a great era for Specialized!

Reminds me of my pick up this past winter. Bianchis seem to be found here in the 49cm-51cm or 57cm-59cm range but rarely in the 55cm that I take. Bonus that it was an Italian made frame and in decent shape overall, if not a bit dirty.

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HARPO

I live for the CABE
Dec 28, 2010
1,704
1,865
Floral Park, NY, United States
#8
With the exception of needing new handlebar tape, I'm pretty much done. I even had a Specialized Body Geometry to put on it in this style for more comfort.

Excellent purchase!... :cool:

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juvela

I live for the CABE
Aug 2, 2014
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Playa del Rey, United States
#10
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Regarding the "designed in california" transfer -

whenever i see statements of this kind on a product or its packaging always read them as a flashing red beacon telling me item produced in a land selected by its purveyor for low labour cost; one which purveyor is loathe to identify.

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HARPO

I live for the CABE
Dec 28, 2010
1,704
1,865
Floral Park, NY, United States
#11
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Regarding the "designed in california" transfer -

whenever i see statements of this kind on a product or its packaging always read them as a flashing red beacon telling me item produced in a land selected by its purveyor for low labour cost; one which purveyor is loathe to identify.

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I agree...and I believe that this one was Taiwan built...but if it was on a decal stating so it's long gone. :(
 

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