Regards the Look bikes, I totally disagree with some of the stuff being said about them in this thread and that other one on here. I really question the price stated for the bike, the maker of it and many other things!
First, here's the Canadian decal on them:
Sadly that doesn't mean the frames were made in Canada, in much the same way that Raleighs and Saracens that say 'made in Britain' were actually constructed in Taiwan and built up in the UK, or the 'handmade by Tom Ritchey' vs 'handcrafted by Ritchey bikes'.
Second, I'm not sure that Peter Grisley ever built a bike as he wasn't a bike builder- he was a US based marketer and designer. He was based in Utah and bought Reflex from Easton while he worked for Reflex and then went on to produce bonded bikes and taiwanese welded alloy bikes under his name and for Peugeot. Then he sold the whole thing to Peugeot, peugeot moved everything to France and everything was then sold to Cycles Europe and branded as Look. Peter Grisley then went on to work for BH in Spain. So I am not sure where the line in the other thread that Peter Grisley hand brazed bikes in Canada came from, but I hope one of our Canadian friends will prove me wrong.
As far as I can see some bikes were built up in Canada (probably to serve the US and Canadian markets) and some were built up in Europe to serve the EU market.
Finally, unlike some of you, I never remember these lofty prices being pushed around when I sold them or saw them in shops and mags. Sure they had a full range of prices but nothing like £1200 for a steel frame with mudguard mounts! Mudguard mounts almost always mean low/mid end.
Check here for US prices
http://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/Bike ... Brand=Look
Mi50 for $400, Mi70 for $750, top end Mi900 was $1899 so I would suggest that £1200 for the basic Mi60 is pie in the sky.