Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:44 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 24 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:49 am 
Retro Guru

Joined: Thu Aug 20, 2015 9:01 am
Posts: 329
A few months ago I was looking to purchase a carbon frame as all of my current bikes were steel.
When I started my search I really wanted a Trek 5500 in one of the USPS colour schemes but could not locate one in my size or decent condition.


I then found an immaculate Look KG231.


Attachments:
Fotor_153914639340262-800x514.jpg
Fotor_153914639340262-800x514.jpg [ 176.08 KiB | Viewed 1035 times ]


Last edited by dan73uk on Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:30 am, edited 1 time in total.
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:51 am 
Retro Guru

Joined: Thu Aug 20, 2015 9:01 am
Posts: 329
Unfortunately the seller used the thinnest cardboard known to science to protect the frame and very little bubble wrap.
This resulted in some minor paint damage.


Attachments:
Fotor_153914644909938-800x456.jpg
Fotor_153914644909938-800x456.jpg [ 46.5 KiB | Viewed 1034 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:56 am 
Retro Guru

Joined: Thu Aug 20, 2015 9:01 am
Posts: 329
I decided to build the frame as per the 2000 catalogue with DA 7700 and Heliums
(Team KG281)

For some reason I wanted the challenge of trying to source the exact parts as the catalogue :D


Attachments:
Fotor_153914648042615-800x472.jpg
Fotor_153914648042615-800x472.jpg [ 108.16 KiB | Viewed 1034 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:58 am 
Retro Guru

Joined: Thu Aug 20, 2015 9:01 am
Posts: 329
Few more frame pictures


Attachments:
Fotor_15391464196751-800x500.jpg
Fotor_15391464196751-800x500.jpg [ 85 KiB | Viewed 1034 times ]
Fotor_153914637577824-800x579.jpg
Fotor_153914637577824-800x579.jpg [ 150.2 KiB | Viewed 1034 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:02 am 
Retro Guru

Joined: Thu Aug 20, 2015 9:01 am
Posts: 329
I like how there is a carbon window in the top tube, so that you can see the weave.
They are also windows on the rear chain stays but the weave visibility through them is very poor.


Attachments:
Fotor_153914643347685-800x523.jpg
Fotor_153914643347685-800x523.jpg [ 83.76 KiB | Viewed 1034 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:11 am 
Retro Guru

Joined: Thu Aug 20, 2015 9:01 am
Posts: 329
There is a fantastic website which I used for research on the project https://pyfrides.wordpress.com/catalogu ... ujourdhui/

It has Look catalogues going back to 87'


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:15 am 
Retro Guru

Joined: Thu Aug 20, 2015 9:01 am
Posts: 329
I then bought some Zefal cages.
Very difficult to see from the available catalogue pictures the make and model of the cages but these zefal ones look identical.


Attachments:
Fotor_153914805987268-800x1083.jpg
Fotor_153914805987268-800x1083.jpg [ 43.29 KiB | Viewed 1033 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:20 am 
Retro Guru

Joined: Thu Aug 20, 2015 9:01 am
Posts: 329
I then had a lot of luck and found the Ahead stem


Attachments:
Fotor_153914833782076-800x652.jpg
Fotor_153914833782076-800x652.jpg [ 86.36 KiB | Viewed 1033 times ]
Fotor_153914832441026-800x522.jpg
Fotor_153914832441026-800x522.jpg [ 84.49 KiB | Viewed 1033 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:55 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Sat Oct 05, 2013 3:17 pm
Posts: 748
Location: California
epic stuff


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:36 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Thu Aug 20, 2015 9:01 am
Posts: 329
yeti_bomb wrote:
epic stuff


Thanks very much.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 24 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Exabot [Bot] and 5 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group