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    Specialized Allez? Identification help appreciated

    Would anyone happen to know the year of this particular bike?
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/137989450@N08/?

    I've tried my best to search in a bunch of different forums and archived catalogues, but couldn't find this model in the color I have. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you!
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    I donít have a lot of knowledge of this particular brand other than to know that the steel Allez is a well respected frame set. Shimano 600 with downtube shifters and the paint scheme suggest 1988 give or take a couple of years.

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    They don't make 'em like that any more, do they? Well, I mean for a good price. I have to agree with the poster above me, it's most likely an '88, or maybe an '89. That paint job style first year was '88, and i think that even in '89 600 Ultegra was still straight Uniglide cogs at 7spd, whereas off-road we had HG already.

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    Didn't Specialized have some of their early frames built by the guy in Japan who did the 3Rensho bikes (Yoshi Konno)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pmf View Post
    Didn't Specialized have some of their early frames built by the guy in Japan who did the 3Rensho bikes (Yoshi Konno)?
    Yes they did, thats not one of them though. Wrong lugs, wrong fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tihsepa View Post
    Yes they did, thats not one of them though. Wrong lugs, wrong fork.
    What years were the Konno frames? Were they marked as the Allez model? Too bad to OP's frame isn't one of them. That would be quite a find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pmf View Post
    What years were the Konno frames? Were they marked as the Allez model? Too bad to OP's frame isn't one of them. That would be quite a find.
    About 1981-83. Long super thin lugs and offset fork crown. Rear dropouts are a giveaway as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tihsepa View Post
    About 1981-83. Long super thin lugs and offset fork crown. Rear dropouts are a giveaway as well.
    I worked on a red '83 once when I was a wrench, pretty sure it had the 3Rensho ID cut out on the BB shell, or somewhere on the frame. It was a great build in terms of quality but heavy as a tank.

    If I could choose an Allez it would be the 86 or 87, but I'd rather have a Sequoia from then instead!

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