Custom Paint

Is Bob Parlee dyslexic?

Our first Parlee ESX Aero Road frame arrived and in hand it is even better than the stock photos convey. I had a quick attempt at showing the frame design subtleties below:

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I think you’ll agree either Bob’s dyslexic or can’t spell the frame’s name!

Priced from $6950 delivery to Australian Capital cities.

New IF SSR on sale – $7200 ono.


New and never ridden the specification is:


King Headset,

Moots post, custom Deda stem, Deda bars, Busyman custom Arione saddle with IF logo embossed,

Custom finished Force,

Custom painted HIVE Carbon brakes,

New EDGE 65 clinchers on TUNE hubs, TUNE skewers, Conti tyres,

Moots Ti headset spacers.


“So these guys think they are fast!”

IMG_2847 The above quote was from an escorting motor cycle policeman commenting on the Cycling Edge “Rider Support Vehicle” at Hepburn Springs as we watched the lead bunch drop down hill to the Lavendula turnoff .

Rider support? No not for these guys but for the two who were just fitted and ordered their PARLEE Z5Slis at Cycling Edge in Woodend! Lunch was very pleasant at Beer and Breakfast in Daylesford – do yourself a favour!


And,  to top it off, this guy won the day!



Z5Sli to Sydney

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Now prowling the packs of Sydney – an easy one to pick with its mix of matt and gloss finishes!

The painted specials

These bikes are all for sale at prices that may surprise – call or call in….

Z1 – an enduring Classic

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Size can be just a trick of the eye!

This 8 year old Z1 had a look that seemed to emphasise its 60cm tt. So when we gave it a refresh we played with the graphics to give it a balanced look that the owner just loves.

As he comes back to this bike from his other handbuilt specials his opening comment was “its easy to forget just how good this is, its the best no doubt about it!”


Capo Pink Parlee




This Parlee Z5 was done for this show with an Italian theme with simple, tight design brief from Parlee’s kit partner Capo.

A simple but bold statement.