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Look KX Light?

Old 12-02-07, 10:36 PM
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Look KX Light?

I just won this bad boy off of eBay.

I'm local so I get to save on shipping fees, hooray for me! My plan is probably to grab the Ultegra group off of this bike to rebuild my Bianchi San Lorenzo, which is currently equipped with a 9-speed Veloce group that I'm tiring of. After that I'll sell the Look frame and Veloce parts.

Still, does anybody know anything about the frame? It certainly looks nice, and I'll bet it rides nice as well - but I can't find much information about it on the internet. Who knows, I may even keep it.


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i'd take the LOOK over the Bianchi...
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It's more fun when you win!!!

I don't know anything about it, but it looks nice, and it looks like you got a good deal. Congrats.
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Originally Posted by Surferbruce View Post
i'd take the LOOK over the Bianchi...
Yeah, I know, right? Sigh..

I would keep the Look without hesitation if it were about 2 cm smaller. Owning a carbon Look has been a dream of mine always, and it just so happened that I found one while looking for Ultegra donor bikes on eBay. I don't know if I could manage the fit (which is why I'm inclined to sell it), but I'll have to see when I get it tomorrow.
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Hey, you may want to consider taking the swapping the fork too (that is if your old steer tube is long enough to fit on the bigger frame).... I've heard that LOOK forks are pretty light.
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"Looks" nice. Dealing with local sellers is great.
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nice buy, i might be interested in the frame n fork, let me know when you get it
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Small world. I too have just aquired a Look KX Light. Got just the frame and am building it up slowly.

Early stages of build here.



It's my understanding that in around 2003 the Kelme team used this frame as their team bike. Said to be a bit heavy for carbon, but extremely stiff and comfortable. (Cyclingnews.com has something on it I think). I'm coming from steel so it won't feel any heavier to me. I'm building up with Dura Ace and will upgrade wheel set in the spring.

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http://www.bikecyclingreviews.com/02..._kx_light.html
http://www.roadbikereview.com/mfr/lo...4_4338crx.aspx
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