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1990 Specialized Allez Epic 58cm

Really nice early carbon frame technology. The same frame was sold with Shimano Dura Ace, Shimano 600, or Shimano 105. This started as as a 105 bike. I took it down to bare frame and brought it back with completely different components and fork.

Carbon fiber tubes bonded to aluminum lugs, stainless drop outs. 58cm

Kinesis Carbon/Velo Orange sealed

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Specialized triple/Velo Orange sealed

Shimano 8 speed SIS/11-28/52-42-28

Shimano Ultegra RD-6500 GS rear FD-6603 front /Shimano 8 speed


Specialized/American Classic

Shimano Dura Ace 7402

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
DT/DT/Vittoria Rubino Pro 700-25

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
DT/DT/Vittoria Rubino Pro 700-25

More Info:
I really like the look of the carbon tubes contrasting with the very nice aluminum lugs. This old man needed different gearing to get over the mountains; hence the triple gearing. I re-spaced the rear axle to 126mm and it still has sufficient room for the 8 speed cogs. I did not like the JIS 27.0 crown race found on the original fork so I replaced the fork with a new Kinesis carbon fork. The carbon fork was two ounces heavier but added a nice complimentary look. This bike is a great ride.

Bike History

Click a link below to see past stages of this bike.

  1. Initial
  2. Stage 2

Added by OldRoadieTehachapi. Last updated about 2 years ago.



v8powerage says:

Very nice similar to my cadex in terms of color scheme

Posted over 7 years ago


OldRoadieTehachapi says:

Thanks! The Allez Epic was designed by Specialized but manufactured for Specialized by Giant. Therefore the resemblance is fitting.

Posted over 7 years ago