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UPDATE: The Allez now has a new home.

Know of anyone looking for a good beginner bike to help get them started in the wonderful world of cycling? I’ve got one for them. There is a 2006 Specialized Allez Elite with upgraded wheels and components waiting for them in my garage.

2006 Specialized Allez Elite

2006 Specialized Allez Elite

It is a 58 cm frame. It has Shimano components (105s and a compact crank). Those are Mavic Kysirum Elite wheels. I just got it back from a full going over. There is new bar tape waiting for someone to get a grip on it.

There is one ding on the top tube where my children knocked it over. The shifters on one side are a bit scuffed from me sliding down. However, the frame is in great shape and it is a solid bike and at 19 pounds is a great beginner machine.

I’m asking $800 or best offer. I’m looking forward to getting a team bike and selling this one will help go toward paying for my upgrade. This was my first road bike, so I have to say there is some sentimental attachment.

If you know of someone interested (or if by some chance you are – I assume most people reading this blog already have their bike), give them my email address at