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 Post subject: Look KG281
PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:31 pm 
Old School Hero
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Well, despite my brain telling me I didnt need a winter project that might be a moneypit, I hit bid on the Look KG281 on ebay this week. Collect tonight to see what it's like in real life. A size 56 (hope it's not too small!)

No dropouts (gear side is a D656 that I have) still to find the non drive side and the front mech braze on! (dare i go neo-retro and 1x11 :shock: )

Might be a quick build with what I have or a slow winter trawl of selling sites and ebay for very shiny things £££££ :facepalm:

Build thread might be slow!


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 2:49 pm 
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Cool. What year is it? That advert looks from year 2000?


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 4:03 pm 
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Nice! Can't beat a horizontal top tube. Shiny things are nice so go for it. :)


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 5:04 pm 
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Yep, I think it's a 2000 model (a bit new for RB I know!

I think I've decided on a slow winter build and source a company that can relacquer the carbon. (£500 1st quote :-# ).

But won't be going anywhere if I can't source the non drive rear dropout!


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 Post subject: Re: Look KG281
PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:14 pm 
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...if I can't source the non drive rear dropout!

You should be able to hand whittle something from a decent piece of alloy, just need to find someone with one to measure up.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:38 pm 
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Just got the drive side today, so can finally measure the correct dimensions.
If the machining quotes are too expensive, then I'll get the saw and file out


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