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rensho3 06-25-15 12:38 PM


Originally Posted by carleton (Post 17924840)
That's great news!

Maybe now they'll install bathrooms in the infield :D

There will at least be porta-potties behind the velodrome at track level, like they do for all major races. I wish they would put in the toilets, but I doubt they will spend the money.

Bulldogsprinter 06-25-15 01:04 PM


Originally Posted by queerpunk (Post 17925384)
HUH.
I'll be 35 in 2018.

Same here! Started training as man one for team sprint already ;)

gtrob 06-25-15 06:34 PM

bah, Im only 34 in 2018. Very cool to hear though, maybe we can get it at Milton for 2019 :)

8bits 08-07-15 08:18 PM

new Look carbon frameset for 2016 at an "affordable" price :love:

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/305/2...60efa04b_b.jpg

carleton 08-07-15 08:54 PM


Originally Posted by 8bits (Post 18055291)
new Look carbon frameset for 2016 at an "affordable" price :love:

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/305/2...60efa04b_b.jpg

That's very interesting!

Maybe they wised-up and realized the huge gap in their track product offerings. They currently have 2 (aluminum and steel) $1,000USD frames and 2 (carbon) $10,000USD frames and nothing in between.

They probably realized that most of their customers were passing on the aluminum and steel track frames and wanted carbon but weren't going to pay $10,000USD for it.

Smart move that took too long to make :D

EDIT: It's fake :(

EDIT EDIT: OK maybe not fake. Need more info.

Murakami 08-10-15 01:19 AM

Is this for real? I can't find any more details online?

carleton 08-10-15 02:55 AM


Originally Posted by Murakami (Post 18060631)
Is this for real? I can't find any more details online?

Now that you mention it, it looks fake.

- Miche chainring
- Double-straps (not showing off LOOK pedals)
- "Flip flop rear wheel" = Mavic Comete which is not flop flop

I'm an idiot. It's fake. Maybe a student's industrial design project.

EDIT: Maybe it's not fake. But I'd like to see more on this before I get excited.

treborm 08-10-15 07:02 AM

As far as I know the frame is for real, aimed at the omnium, to be released around September this year.

gtrob 08-10-15 08:02 AM

It does makes sense for them to have. They have plenty of road bikes, why not offer a track bike for the masses too.

The ad is odd, obviously would not come with those wheels so why picture it with it. I guess we'll see.

8bits 08-10-15 08:20 AM

it's not a fake people:
Hawley

treborm 08-10-15 03:09 PM

New Look track bike targets the mid-range - Cycling Weekly

carleton 08-10-15 03:43 PM


Originally Posted by treborm (Post 18062911)

Sorry, I was wrong. It's real.

http://keyassets.timeincuk.net/inspi...11-630x420.jpg

8bits 08-11-15 04:12 PM

picture of the real thing,what a beauty!

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...look-cr564.jpg

Dalai 08-11-15 04:58 PM

Rebranded Axman frame?

http://img.everychina.com/pic/358360...trial_bike.jpg

taras0000 08-11-15 05:17 PM

1 Attachment(s)
Another angle

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=470633

Seems like all that LOOK did is swap out the HT. The widening of the bottom aspect of the TT at the ST is identical, as is the crease one the side of the DT and fork blades. ST clamp looks different. Also looks like LOOK took their pic on more of an angle so that it was harder to compare the kinks in the CS.

Dalai 08-11-15 05:22 PM

In my photo it appears they changed the HT. If this is the case, it is a very expensive paint job! 1799 just to have the Look scheme...

carleton 08-11-15 05:34 PM

Also known as Pricipia:

(The only noticeable difference is the lump on the head tube)

http://www.veloveritas.co.uk/wp-cont...night5-028.jpg
http://forallmyfriends.com/wp-conten...ipia-track.jpg
http://www.pedalroom.com/p/principia...am-14962_1.jpg

Principia TT weave team - Pedal Room

carleton 08-11-15 05:37 PM

Dammit, LOOK.

They pretty much phoned this one in.

For non US folks:


Phone It In means: to put in a half assed effort at something, but complete it. Often pertaining to work which is complete and pretending to have worked a long time on, when in fact little to no effort was put into it. Derived from deciding to not physically attend a meeting in, but rather to be present by phone only.

carleton 08-11-15 05:54 PM

This really sucks.

One of the largest, most successful, and technically innovative bike companies in the world and (arguably) the leader in making world-class track racing frames with their team of engineers simply opens a white-label catalog and orders the same frames that any small business owner can...and proceeds to mark them up astronomically.

Yeah, I know it's probably not feasible for them to hand craft them to order like they do the 496 and 596. But, at least they can have a new, unique mold created for mass production...and not use one that's been around for nearly 10 years.

I wonder if they thought people wouldn't notice?

Dalai 08-11-15 06:42 PM


Originally Posted by carleton (Post 18066843)
I wonder if they thought people wouldn't notice?

Not that there is anything wrong with the Axman frame. These have been rebranded by a few companies and perform very well...

I'd be happy racing one, would just rather pay less and not bother with the colour scheme which I don't like the Look of anyway... Sorry couldn't help myself. :lol:

taras0000 08-11-15 10:57 PM

1 Attachment(s)
Fixed what was wrong with the new LOOK


http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=470696

carleton 08-12-15 03:02 AM


Originally Posted by Dalai (Post 18066969)
Not that there is anything wrong with the Axman frame. These have been rebranded by a few companies and perform very well...

I'd be happy racing one, would just rather pay less and not bother with the colour scheme which I don't like the Look of anyway... Sorry couldn't help myself. :lol:

I agree. I'm sure that it's a really good frame.


Originally Posted by taras0000 (Post 18067631)
Fixed what was wrong with the new LOOK


http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=470696

Hahahaha

Velocirapture 08-15-15 07:11 AM

recommended by my coach: Analytic Cycling, Interactive methods for estimating cycling performance.

haven't checked it out thoroughly, but looks good at first glance

Hida Yanra 08-15-15 09:45 AM


Originally Posted by Velocirapture (Post 18077307)
recommended by my coach: Analytic Cycling, Interactive methods for estimating cycling performance.

haven't checked it out thoroughly, but looks good at first glance

yup - I've used it quite a lot when working on pursuit stuff -
actual testing will always trump projections - but it has certainly gotten me into the ballpark on several things.

Dalai 08-15-15 07:41 PM

If you have a PM and want to aero field testing - try using GoldenCheetah Aerolab.


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