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1982 Yoshi Konno-built Specialized Allez: First draft (har har) | by jhvu
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1982 Yoshi Konno-built Specialized Allez: First draft (har har)

My new go-faster bike. I rode 20 miles in the city on it last night. Quick and light, but surprisingly comfortable due to having a slightly shorter stem.


Anachronistic mostly late '80s build. Sorry, I like springs in my aero brake levers, slant parallelograms, and indexed shifting for the city. I haven't changed out the bottom bracket or headset that came with the frame, wheelset is temporary too.


Ishiwata double butted tubing, offset fork

Nitto Model 165 handlebars, 42cm, deep drop

Nitto Pearl stem, branded Specialized, 80mm

Shimano Deore XT headset (came with frame)

Shimano UN-something bottom bracket, 115mm (came with frame)

Dura Ace 7400 cranks, 172.5mm, 52-42

Mavic 840 rear derailleur

Mavic 862 front derailleur

Mavic 821 shifters

Shimano HG90 8-speed cassette 12-25

Shimano 600 hubs, 32h, Wheelsmith 14/15/14 butted spokes

Mavic Open Pro rims

Mavic 451 brake levers

Dura Ace 7700 calipers

Thomson Elite seatpost

Selle San Marco Concor Light saddle, Ti rails

MKS GR-9 pedals, MKS steel clips, MKS nylon straps, Toshi strap buttons

Mavic Wintech FS computer

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Taken on December 31, 2007