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Painted like a LOOK, not a LOOK, Frame Identification

Old 07-09-24, 05:08 AM
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Painted like a LOOK, not a LOOK, Frame Identification

I could not find any serial numbers on it. 7 is stamped on bottom bracket and fork. Ideas?
  • 68mm English threaded BB
  • Gipiemme dropouts with eyelets
  • Sized 26.6 seat tube opening, but it has the feeling someone may have used a smaller size in the past
  • 74 stamped on Headtube, guessing the angle









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Revised: takes a 22.2 stem. The fork looks like it is designed for French headset, but also see recent heat marks at the flat.


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Originally Posted by kansascity
I could not find any serial numbers on it. 7 is stamped on bottom bracket and fork. Ideas?
Most likely 7 is for 57cm seat tube. My Viner is marked this way, 6 for 56cm.
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Unrelated to identification, but was there a repair done to the flat section of the fork threads? Kind of looks like a mig weld in the picture (and that would be a common spot for a crack).
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To my eye, it looks like a Partridge Family, a la Piet Mondrian.


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Which was LOOK's inspiration, too (Mondrian that is, not the singing TV family)But this looks (no pun) like a middling frame at best: rolled tube brake bridge for nutted brakes, unexceptional lugs and forkcrown, etc. Best things there are GPM DOs and fork ends, but it has the whiff of lower grade tubing. IMO.
Those colors could also be national tricolor of Romania, FWIW
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I am looking at guides on bottom bracket. I have a frame where someone used plastic tubing in the guide. Anyone seen that done?
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I don't think the fork has been welded or repaired. I think it has just been converted to "French" with electric grinder.
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I am looking at guides on bottom bracket. I have a frame where someone used plastic tubing in the guide. Anyone seen that done?
I add plastic liner material (whatever fits and stays put) to all my bike's metal cable guides.

It greatly improves shifting, there is no metal lubricant that gives results even close to plastic lining.

Finding the right sized tubing, then slitting it if needed for installation over existing cables without disturbing the cable installation.
Any indexing adjustment will need to be revisited to make up for the cable being displaced by the thickness of the liner.

I sometimes have to get creative (using epoxy or bending any metal eye) to get something to stay reliably in place, but it's always worth the effort.

Adding actual lined cable housing down there likely will introduce unwanted elasticity to the cabling, so simple plastic tubing is my default since it tends not to spring back in response to changes in cable tension.

I bought a Canadian-market Bridgestone Submariner at Goodwill on New Years Day and it has a roller for a guide that really makes the primitive Shimano Lark derailer perform about like a modern one.

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I bought a look-branded bike that similarly had many low-end features, though equipped with full Campy Super Record!

Visible here in the background, the one with yellow seat tube panel:



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Unrelated to identification, but was there a repair done to the flat section of the fork threads? Kind of looks like a mig weld in the picture (and that would be a common spot for a crack).
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I don't think the fork has been welded or repaired. I think it has just been converted to "French" with electric grinder.
Either of these could be correct, but I am leaning more towards "French" conversion.
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I bought a look-branded bike that similarly had many low-end features, though equipped with full Campy Super Record!
Visible here in the background, the one with yellow seat tube panel:
Do you have any more photos? I had assumed mine was a repaint because the tape lines between colors are not quality. Unfortunately, this one did not come to me with Campy Super Record parts.
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Gippiemme dropouts, usually mean mid level .model Italian bike....
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