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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2011 11:06 am 
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LOOK is Canadian? I thought it was French?


French-Canadian?
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Yep! French Canadian, the frames were designed/enigineered in France by Look, but actually fabricated in Canada


It's right ! :wink:


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- I'm not 100% sure which company fabbed them up, whether a Look owned operation or another maker...


Probably either Devinci or Balfa.


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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2011 2:49 pm 
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Probably made by Procycle - they also made Oryx, bought out and destroyed Balfa, Peugeut Canada, Rocky Mountain, and several other house brands, including Oryx, Mikado and others.

Handbuilt by a guy in a factory, sadly.

Nice bike, though.


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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2011 4:02 pm 
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Can I just say RichieB has the best collection of bikes I've ever seen.


Carry on!


al. :D


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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2011 4:17 pm 
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albatros38 wrote:
hydorah wrote:
GoldenEraMTB wrote:
classen wrote:
LOOK is Canadian? I thought it was French?


French-Canadian?
:o


Yep! French Canadian, the frames were designed/enigineered in France by Look, but actually fabricated in Canada


It's right ! :wink:


Learning some new stuff, in this thread :)


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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2011 6:45 pm 
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al wrote:
Can I just say RichieB has the best collection of bikes I've ever seen.


:shock: Yeah!

Where can I see some pics of them??


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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2011 6:55 pm 
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RichieB wrote:
Probably made by Procycle - they also made Oryx, bought out and destroyed Balfa, Peugeut Canada, Rocky Mountain, and several other house brands, including Oryx, Mikado and others.

Handbuilt by a guy in a factory, sadly.

Nice bike, though.


Ha yeah, they always say handbuilt! It'd fairly hard to fully automate bicycle frame production, so 'cos a human puts tubes in a jig then welds them together = handmade

And yeah the welder sticking his initials in a little square on the frame probably helped Look justify the lofty figures they were asking for these things... They were eye brow raisingly priced...

Definitely a super nice ride and gorgeous attention to detail

I was thinking ProCycle too, they certainly seemed the most likely candidates, but it doesn't appear on their timeline would have thought it would be big time bragging rights

I'll look into the Davinci and Balfa options, I don't know a single thing about either of these makers! :oops:

It be nice find out for sure


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Ok. I redid my DeKerf over the winter. Here's what I came up with. Build thread here.

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?p=1115800#1115800

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Ok. I redid my DeKerf over the winter. Here's what I came up with.


Now thats a Canadian bike, no confusion. Perfect build.


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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2011 11:56 pm 
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Ace DeKerf!

I like the shiny fuel tank


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