Early 90's Specialized Allez

Here's my Specialized Allez steel. In my opinion, this was one of the finest mass-produced frames from that era; it's beautifully made, has very nice lugwork, and rides like it should - like a good, steel, classic road bike. Originally, it came with a bonded Aluminum fork, which I found to be far too noodly, so I had a framebuilder (Joe Williams at Williams American Cycles) build me up a fork out of Tange Prestige with a Henry James crown and a Columbus SLX steerer. I originally bought this frame on eBay, and immediately had it repainted by Bryan Myers at FreshFrame in Ephrata, PA; unfortunately, Bryan has now limited his work to OEM painting for a number of framebuilders.

Components are primarily Shimano Ultegra 9 speed STI, with a Christ King headset, Nitto Technomic Deluxe stem, Nitto "Noodle" bars, a Nitto seatpost, a Brooks B17, and the wheels are Mavic 571/2 cassette hubs with DT road 1.1 rims and Continental Supersport tires.


Specialized Allez - top-down front angle view

Specialized Allez - cockpit detail

Specialized Allez - Brooks Saddle Lookin' New


Specialized Allez - head on view
Specialized Allez - drive side view


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