Classic & Vintage - Look Prestige
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07-09-09, 11:44 PM
I found a good bargain for Look Prestige roadbike and i was wondering,somehow is there any way for me differentiate either the frame is replica or genuine.The bike are fully equipped with classic 7 speed shimano exage action groupset.Thanks in advance
07-10-09, 04:01 AM
The French company "LOOK" started as a manufacturer of ski bindings during the 1950s. Then 25 years ago they began to market clipless bike pedals. They have also been making bike frames for over 20 years. They were one of the first companies to build frames using carbon fiber construction.
I'm not familiar with any of the bikes or the specific models, but they still make frames and complete Road and Mountain bikes today.
Are you talking about an older 1980s or 1990s bike which you think may still have the original components?
Is there some reason you would question that it was not entirely original?
As I recall, the Shimano Exage components were pretty decent middle-level budget components from 20 or 25 years ago. And there were several different models within the Exage name. Certain ones were made for Road bikes and others for Mountain bikes.
Photos might be helpful to someone familiar with the older LOOK bike models.
07-10-09, 04:22 AM
Unfortunately i couldnt take nay pictures as the bike is still with the original owner.The bike looks mint though,most probably 8/10.I found another thread about the same bike
The bike looks exactly same like these besides theres no any reynold tubing sticker(its either originally without the sticker or the previous owner peel it off).Im from malaysia,so theres a chance that the frame might be a replica frame.(thats what a local bicycle shop owner told me).
As far as i could concern,like some of my friend's frame,theres a brev campagnolo engraving on the drop out,im not sure if theres one on this bike im buying as the white paint is lil bit thick.Thanks
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