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Old 03-04-06, 03:50 AM
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Show us your Look bicycles

I did a search of this forum and I couldn't find any existing threads on this subject yet I have seen a few posts of members showing off their Looks. So here are mine:





The 2002 KG381i is my training bike (was my race bike) and it now has a stem mount for my Garmin Edge 305 (instead of the Polar 710i as noted by the speed sensor on the fork).

The 2005 KG481SL is my new race bike. I haven't ridden it in anger yet but I may do so this weekend.

So, show us your Looks!
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I can't wait until I graduate and get a sweet bike like that. Only 1 and half more years!!!
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LOOK, Bikes......


Sorry Couldn't resist, Nice rides!


While not Mine, this is one of the sweetest Look bikes I have seen, make that Bike in general

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Hello mirona,

Nice bike. Nice to see that it has Campy on it too.

I grew up and started racing in the northeast many years ago. Raced in Fitchburg several times. Guess you still don't have riding weather this time of year.
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Hello Ross,

Nice 585. Interesting to see that you use Mavic brakes instead of Record brakes. The Mavics are kind of rare in this part of the US. Do you like the feel of them better than Campy?
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My 585 has been on order for 5 weeks, boat was supposed to hit shore last Friday hope to be posting pictures soon. Until then i only have my imagination...
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Originally Posted by mirona
since when did you have a look?

No more giant?
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Nice 585. Interesting to see that you use Mavic brakes instead of Record brakes. The Mavics are kind of rare in this part of the US. Do you like the feel of them better than Campy?
Well spotted. I have only just replaced the Record brakes with Mavic and rode them for the first time this week. This was because I found the Record brakes to be a bit too soft compared to the Dura Ace brakes on my other bike. The Mavic brakes are a little more powerful, but also feel a a bit smoother and seem to brake with a bit more control. I was tempted by the Zero G brakes but they are too expensive and have had mixed reviews (and I am not too concerned with saving 100g or so on brakes). So far I am very happy with the change to the Mavic brakes and they look good as well.

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Hello SDRider,

The KG461 seems to be quite popular and so does Campy on Looks.
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Hello SDRider,

The KG461 seems to be quite popular and so does Campy on Looks.
LOOK and Campy were made for each other. It's like maple syrup on pancakes.
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Hey Cleave, still a bit cold up here, but I ride all year round. This is my first campy bike and I love it. I have, however, a problem with the headset binding, so I've been riding my Peugeot until I get the spacer doodad in from LOOK.

hi565: I got the LOOK because my friend wanted to get into road cycling. He has all the same measurements as me, so I sold him the Giant for practically nothing which gave me an excuse to get a new-ish bike Everyone's happy!

SDRider: That white scheme is schweeet!
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Hi RossB nice bike.

I'm considering a 585 for my next purchase. Maybe you could tell us what your thoughts are on the 585?

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Originally Posted by mirona
Hey Cleave, still a bit cold up here, but I ride all year round. This is my first campy bike and I love it. I have, however, a problem with the headset binding, so I've been riding my Peugeot until I get the spacer doodad in from LOOK.

hi565: I got the LOOK because my friend wanted to get into road cycling. He has all the same measurements as me, so I sold him the Giant for practically nothing which gave me an excuse to get a new-ish bike Everyone's happy!

SDRider: That white scheme is schweeet!

wow, well nevertheless...ITS HOT!
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My look KG481. Has 5,000 miles on it (I have replaced the drivetrain only recently) and still going strong! Very comfortable geometry, climbs like a bat out of hell, and descends like a banshee. The 1" carbon steerer on the fork does make it a little flexier up front than the new models, but it does soak up the bumpy roads like butter.
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Hi RossB nice bike.

I'm considering a 585 for my next purchase. Maybe you could tell us what your thoughts are on the 585?
Thanks. I highly recommend the 585. It is very comfortable without deadening road feel, it has responsive handling without feeling nervous or twitchy, it feels stiff enough (for me, but I'm not a big guy) and of course it is very light. In other words, it is a pleasure to ride and I have not for a moment wished that I had bought something else.

When I went shopping for a bike a few months ago, I had some specific criteria: carbon frame, no funny shaped tubes, either traditional geometry or at most a slight slope on the top tube, carbon frame, comfortable but not sluggish, and it must be a classic which will last for at least a few years, and not be replaced by the next flavour of the month, and it must be relatively rare around here. This narrowed it down to only a few: primarily the Time VXR, the Colnago C50 and the 585. The Colnago was tempting but I tend to think of c-50 riders mostly as 50 year olds who drive 5-series BMWs and invest more in their equipment than their training (an unwarranted generalisation, I know; especially as I'm not too far off that stereotype myself, or at least will be in a decade). It was therefore a toss up between the Time and the Look. The Time was reputed to be a harsher ride than the Look and I preferred the appearance of the Look, so that is what I bought, and I have been very happy with it.
 
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Originally Posted by shawneebiker
Hi RossB nice bike.

I'm considering a 585 for my next purchase. Maybe you could tell us what your thoughts are on the 585?

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It's their top of the line model! What more needs to be said?
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Originally Posted by RossB
When I went shopping for a bike a few months ago, I had some specific criteria: carbon frame, no funny shaped tubes, either traditional geometry or at most a slight slope on the top tube, carbon frame, comfortable but not sluggish, and it must be a classic which will last for at least a few years, and not be replaced by the next flavour of the month, and it must be relatively rare around here. This narrowed it down to only a few: primarily the Time VXR, the Colnago C50 and the 585.
It was therefore a toss up between the Time and the Look.
Hi Ross,

Your criteria were very close to mine and my final choices were essentially the same as yours except that I was looking at the 2005 KG481SL vs. a 2004 (NOS) Time (I forget which model). Having had a 2001 Bianchi XL Ti with a sloping top tube (it rode fine), I decided that visually, I just didn't like compact frames that much. They are OK, but they just don't turn me on emotionally. Anyway, I finally decided to go with the Look because it had identical geometry to my 2002 KG381i and I like how that bike handles (especially decending).

That being said, the 585 was tempting because it was lighter.
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Traditional geometry gives me a rubbery one. I cut my road teeth on a Bianchi Trofeo, then got a compact geo Giant. I didn't care much for the Giant's handling or ride quality, so I went back to my roots.

I'll get some pics of Mugatu in action when the snow clears up.

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Traditional geometry gives me a rubbery one. I cut my road teeth on a Bianchi Trofeo, then got a compact geo Giant. I didn't care much for the Giant's handling or ride quality, so I went back to my roots.

I'll get some pics of Mugatu in action when the snow clears up.

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Cypress, that is a fantastic bike with a sweeter set-up. Those wheels make that bike look like she could fly. How much weighs it?
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Sorry, "how much does it weigh?"

Dyslexic must I be. never post on BF when you're post-call.

Anyway rad bike.
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sweet bikes and great pics!


Originally Posted by Cleave
I did a search of this forum and I couldn't find any existing threads on this subject yet I have seen a few posts of members showing off their Looks. So here are mine:

The 2002 KG381i is my training bike (was my race bike) and it now has a stem mount for my Garmin Edge 305 (instead of the Polar 710i as noted by the speed sensor on the fork).

The 2005 KG481SL is my new race bike. I haven't ridden it in anger yet but I may do so this weekend.

So, show us your Looks!
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Sorry, "how much does it weigh?"

Dyslexic must I be. never post on BF when you're post-call.

Anyway rad bike.

17.5 lbs. Not bad for full Ultegra with Dura-Ace cassette and chain.
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