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dearbwjang 03-17-14 01:34 PM

Early Carbon Machine (LOOK KG86 and LOOK KG381)
 
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Hi,

As a part of my commuter bike / training bike, I am thinking of two possible bikes, both of which are same price. Between these two bikes, I am looking for a bike for commuting and possibly for racing in regional competitions. Which one would you recommend?

One is relatively recent 2003 LOOK KG 381 with specs as following,

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=369369

Frame/Fork: LOOK KG 381 56 cm "L. Jalabert" Signature Edition
H-bar: Cinelli RAM - 1 piece carbon bar/stem CTC 42cm, drop 130mm, reach 90mm stem length 120mm
Tape: Fizik silver tape - have found nothing better to stay clean
Seatpost: LOOK TI - Adjustable setback position
Saddle: Selle Italia SLR
Cranks: FSA Carbon Octalink- English
Chainrings: FSA 7075-T6 130 BCD 53/39
RD: Shimano Ultegra 6500 9 spd
CASS: CS-6500 12-27 19 spd
FD: Shimano Ultegra 6500 9 spd
SHIFTERS: Shimano Ultegra ST-6510 9spd
BRAKES: Mavic

Wheels: MAVIC Ksyrium
TIRES: Hutchinson Fusion Comp 700x23 NEW!

WEIGHT: 17 lbs 9 oz.




The other bike is the first carbon model ridden in TDF. The same exact model was ridden by Lemond in mountain stage I believe. The specs are,

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=369370

Frame Model: KG86 Hinault Edition (frame was NOS when I purchased it. The steerer hadn't even been cut.)
Frame Size: 56cm
Serial Number: I56G34 A8

7-Speed Drivetrain

Rear Derailleur: Mavic 841
Front Derailleur: Mavic 860
Shifters: Mavic Downtube
Crankset: Stronglight Delta (53-39)
Pedals: Avocet with Campagnolo Toe Clips
Bottom Bracket: Campagnolo Italian threaded

Handbuilt Wheelset

Hubs: Mavic 500RD
Rims: Mavic Open Pro 32h
Spokes: DT Swiss
Tires: Continental GP4000S - 700x23mm

Other

Brake Levers: Mavic 440 SSC
Calipers: Mavic 440 SSC? dual pivot brake calipers. (Recessed)

WEIGHT: 19lb 3oz

dtrain 03-17-14 01:57 PM

Those are the same price?!

dearbwjang 03-17-14 02:43 PM

Yup. Which one do you think should be more expensive??

dtrain 03-17-14 02:54 PM


Originally Posted by dearbwjang (Post 16586245)
Yup. Which one do you think should be more expensive??

The first one. Neither is much of a commuter. The first one is very much race-ready and has pretty nice parts (great wheels). The second one might have some 'vintage' value, but I wouldn't factor that in given your intended usage. This choice is a no-brainer IMO.

chaadster 03-17-14 05:18 PM


Originally Posted by dtrain (Post 16586289)
The first one. Neither is much of a commuter. The first one is very much race-ready and has pretty nice parts (great wheels). The second one might have some 'vintage' value, but I wouldn't factor that in given your intended usage. This choice is a no-brainer IMO.

No doubt.

Bob Dopolina 03-17-14 05:59 PM

No brainer +1.

Dan333SP 03-17-14 06:05 PM

That first one is a great looking bike! A complete no-brainer. The 2nd one is only the same price because someone thinks the fact that it was the first type of carbon framed bike in the Tour is somehow a selling point (and to someone, it may well be). For a bike you intend to ride daily and race, the KG381 is perfect (assuming it is in good shape).


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