Specialized Allez by Yoshi Konno

One of my dream bikes is the 1983 Specialized Allez. Back when Specialized was starting off as a company, they would contract builders to create their frames. Some names include Tim Neenan (Lighthouse), Jim Merz, and Mark Dinucci (Strawberry). This particular year was the first and made by Yoshi Konno (3Rensho).

There's a lot of (mis)information out there and I in no way will vouch 100% for mine, but one thing's for sure; they exist and they are beautiful. I owned a 1986, made by Miyata at the time, for a couple months before I had to let it go. I passed it on to Jared over at Timbuk2 and now it lives in the store grinning with pleasure.

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