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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 8:47 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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My 18 year old Look, finally in for a 5 day restoration. Been in daily use for 18 years and deserves a new coat of paint and some new bits.

Triple butted cromo frame, circa 5 lbs bare, all brazed.

Mainly STX (replaced worn out Biospace gear years ago, and a set of Mavic 121 wheels).

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 8:51 pm 
Lincs AEC
Lincs AEC

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Location: Branston, Lincoln
I haven't seen a LOOK for ages. They were good quality bikes BITD. Nice to see one, looking forward to progress reports 8)


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 Post subject: Spec Sheet
PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 9:53 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Frame: Look Triple Butted Cromo - Brazed

Fork: Look CRMO

Headset:Tioga to be replaced with STX
Stem:Zoom 140mm
Handlebar:Look 170gm
Grips:Tioga
Barends:Tioga

Brakes:Shimano Cantis
Brake Pads:Shimano
Brake Cables:Jagwire
Cantilever cable hangers:Zoom + Original
Brake Levers:DX Sti Units

Shifters: DX Sti 7 speed
Front Derailleur:STX
Rear Derailleur:STX
Derailleur Cables:Jagwire
Cassette:STX
Chain:Shimano IG
Cranks:STX RC
Crank Bolts:-
Chainrings:-
Chainring bolts:
Bottom Bracket:Shimaon Sqaure
Pedals:

Hub Skewers:NO Name Blue Ano
Rims:Mavic 121
Hubs:STX RC

Tyres:Kenda Short Traker
Tubes:Tesco

Saddle:Selle Prolink Leather
Seatpost:Look
Seatpost Binder:No Name Blue Ano

Weight:27lbs


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 9:59 pm 
Lincs AEC
Lincs AEC

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Location: Branston, Lincoln
Are you planning on replacing the graphics/decals?

If so, contact gil_m on here, as he can make you some exact replacements.

Are you keeping the spec the same?


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 Post subject: Day 2
PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 9:00 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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24 hours in and bike stripped down, copious quantities of paint remover and blast cleaned.

Colour will change from Silver to Black with a set of simplified graphics in White. Prefer this to the original, similar to other models of Look MTB's at the time.

Etch primed and base coat applied (Toyota Metallic Black) in 2 pack paint.

Now ready for Graphics. Computer cut paint stencils, air brush the paint.

A set of multi colour Logos will also be applied after the letters, will be a BIGGER paint Challenge, and then 2 coats of Clear Lacquer to finish it off .

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 Post subject: Day 1.5
PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 12:05 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Graphics Completed. An hour or so with the the airbrush produced an acceptable result.

All I need now is for it to stop raining so I can apply the 2 coats of clear over the top!!!

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 12:11 pm 
South East AEC
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looking good


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 1:02 pm 
Lincs AEC
Lincs AEC

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Location: Branston, Lincoln
TheGreenRabbit wrote:
looking good


Agreed

I'm impressed, and do think it looks better black 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 6:09 pm 
Retro Guru
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Location: FRANCE
It's amaizing to see your Look MI60, looking good.

I've got a NOS MI80R


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 Post subject: Day 3
PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 5:11 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Well it finally stopped raining and out came the sun, so on went 2 coats of 2pk clear.

A Vinyl Chain Stay protector was made in Black Vinyl with the look logo just to finish off.

Most pleased with the quality of the finish.

24 hours elapsed to let the paint cure and harden and assembly has restarted.

There will be a gap now as I wait delivery of a new Brake Hanger, I need a bolt on one as there not sufficient space with the STX headset to use the old one, also still waiting delivery of a set of cables. At least it will give the paint more time to harden off!!! and a chance to service the front and rear mechs.

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