This is a 1995 Specialized Allez Sport in Ice Green with Purple and Orange decals. It is a 21″ / 54cm / Medium (center of bottom bracket to top of seat tube) Double Butted Cro-Mo lugged Steel frame with a Cro-Mo steel fork. The stand over height is 31.5″ directly in front of the saddle.
There are 21 speeds available through the Shimano RSX three ring (26/36/46t) alloy chainset with 170mm alloy crank arms and the Shimano 7 gear (11-24t) freehub.
The rear derailleur is a Shimano RSX and the front is also a Shimano RSX. Shifting is through Shimano RSX Total Integration Brake Shifters.
The rear wheel is double wall Mavic 192 alloy rim drilled for a Presta valve laced to a quick release Shimano RSX alloy 32 hole hub. The front is a double wall Aurora drilled for a presta valves and laced to an alloy Shimano 105 32 hole hub. Both wheels have brand new 700x25c blackwall tires.
Braking is handled by Shimano front and rear RSX dual pivot calipers.
The black vinyl saddle is mounted to an alloy seat post that moves freely in the seat tube.
Sakae Custom Modolo Anatomic Bend alloy handlebars are mounted to a TIG welded stem. The stem is not frozen in the steering tube.
There is a bottle cage on the down tube and bosses for another on the seat tube.
The bicycle rides, turns, stops and shifts through all of the gears and rings as it should.
In 1995 you could visit your local Specialized dealer and pedal back home for $810 (which is $1490 in today’s dollars). This was the last year for the Allez lugged steel frame. In 1996, Specialized began TIG welding their Allez frames, which is a cheaper way to build frames. It has a claimed weight of 22.5 lbs which still compares favorably to bikes that are 30 years newer. The paint has scratches consistent with use but nothing that would indicate abuse.
For less than the price of a generic Bike Shaped Object that anyone might buy online or from a store that sells bicycles in the Toy Department, you could be riding this vintage bicycle with quality components. The fact that it is still rolling down the road is a testament to how well it was built.
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