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Show us your LOOK bike

Old 08-10-07, 10:38 PM
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Show us your LOOK bike

Hi all! The LOOK bikes are AWESOME looking and I was hoping to see some user pics. Also, is it a european company? Where it is located? Are their frames built there or produced in Asia like so many others.

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Old 08-10-07, 11:21 PM
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Look's are beautiful. Too much coin though for poor students like us unfortunately.

Yes, it is a European company - from France. I believe they are still made there... but I could be wrong.

Here's another thread that someone started a while back: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=178479
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What sort of reputation does Look have? They opened a tiny OUTLET at one of the retail spaces downtown here. I don't know why. I mean it's a great market because this town is FULL of hardcore cyclists but it just seems like such a big risk. They had no customers in there last time I went.
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Looks are sweet. Wish I had one, of course. The frames are made in France. The cool part is, while lugged frames are basically extinct today, Look makes Lugged Carbon frames. The lugs enable them to make the tubes thinner, therfore the frame is lighter. Looks are also very nice looking bikes. They have a classic French design, very simple and elegant, sticking out amongst the bubble bikes like Cervelo and Trek. I think they have a fine reputation, if you can fork over close to 5 grand.
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My 555 waiting in the wings to be built. I'm thinking Rival or Force or maybe Chorus or Centaur or maybe the new Ultegra SL. I have some decisions to make huh?
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My 555 waiting in the wings to be built. I'm thinking Rival or Force or maybe Chorus or Centaur or maybe the new Ultegra SL. I have some decisions to make huh?
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i have a more period correct cannondale that those parts will be going on.

and you need to buy that look you posted, it is sick as all get out.
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Mine, still waiting to be finished... I was away on vacation for almost a month, but hopefully will get it done in the next couple of weeks:

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I like mine. 2007 Look 555. Ultegra. Sweet.

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Originally Posted by yellowjeep View Post


My 555 waiting in the wings to be built. I'm thinking Rival or Force or maybe Chorus or Centaur or maybe the new Ultegra SL. I have some decisions to make huh?

Excuse my ignorance - what year is that frame? I am very fond of the paint scheme on it.
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Looks are made in their factory in Tunisia, except for this years 555, which is made in taiwan i believe and now only available as a complete bike.
i just picked up an 06 565 on ebay for 1450$ (brand new in the box). 06 555's are on there for like 1200$. Ride quality is amazing.
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i believe it is an 05

what year is that frame? I am very fond of the paint scheme
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^^Those 555's are simply gorgeous
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Originally Posted by Surferbruce View Post
Looks are made in their factory in Tunisia, except for this years 555, which is made in taiwan i believe and now only available as a complete bike.
i just picked up an 06 565 on ebay for 1450$ (brand new in the box). 06 555's are on there for like 1200$. Ride quality is amazing.
So why exactly does mine say "Made in France" then?
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Originally Posted by cuski View Post
So why exactly does mine say "Made in France" then?
It probably was. Look opened their tunisia factory a couple years ago and started producing the 585 there. I might be wrong but i believe their other frames are now produced there too, but yours probably was built in France. BTW the factory in Tunisia is owned by LOOK and run by LOOK employees and not some second or third party subcontractor.
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Tunisia is just as cool as France IMO
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I am thinking about getting an 07 555. How do you guys like yours?
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Here's a couple pics of my new 565 and a pic of the frame it replaced. After too long on something that was just too small, it feels great. 06 centaur drivetrain with 07 centaur cranks and brakes and 06 zondas.

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Surferbruce...the cervelo team and the 555 are bikes I am considering....you own both (close), which do you prefer? Thx. :-D
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really i haven't put many miles on the look yet, maybe 200 or so. initial impressions are a much smoother ride and more stable neutral handling on the LOOK. The Cervelo was a great frame, and i almost went with another one (one size bigger), but found the deal on the LOOK, and just wanted to try something different. The LOOK is a bit lighter, but the Soloist might have the edge in stiffness/power transer. It (the cervelo) always just jumped when you pushed on the pedals, the faster you went the better it rode.
right now though i'm pretty blown away by the quality and smoothness of the LOOK. i always kinda dismissed the claims of carbon fibers compliant ride, but i'm becoming a fast believer.
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Sorry, I spent all my money on the bike instead of a digital camera. Cell phone pics will have to do.
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Originally Posted by Surferbruce View Post
right now though i'm pretty blown away by the quality and smoothness of the LOOK. i always kinda dismissed the claims of carbon fibers compliant ride, but i'm becoming a fast believer.
Bruce, is that a Look Ergopost Ti 4?
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Originally Posted by Surferbruce View Post
really i haven't put many miles on the look yet, maybe 200 or so. initial impressions are a much smoother ride and more stable neutral handling on the LOOK. The Cervelo was a great frame, and i almost went with another one (one size bigger), but found the deal on the LOOK, and just wanted to try something different. The LOOK is a bit lighter, but the Soloist might have the edge in stiffness/power transer. It (the cervelo) always just jumped when you pushed on the pedals, the faster you went the better it rode.
right now though i'm pretty blown away by the quality and smoothness of the LOOK. i always kinda dismissed the claims of carbon fibers compliant ride, but i'm becoming a fast believer.
Thx. I am looking at both. I like to do a lot of Tri's so I am considering the Cervelo since I can switch the seat post around for a more aggressive angle and I can pop some tri bars on it. Have you ever switched your post around? If so, how did it feel? The LOOK just looks so sweet and the all carbon is awesome and I can do some centuries on it. :-) So many things to consider!!!

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