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Finally, an affordable LOOK track frame

Postby ciaran » Mon May 10, 2010 5:19 pm

This will be my next track bike, I am pretty much 99% sure about it. Look AL 464 P

Aus RRP is about $1500, but can be had for under $1k shipped from chari and co. (should avoid import duty at that price)

LOOK and drool. :)

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Re: Finally, an affordable LOOK track frame

Postby Chaderotti » Mon May 10, 2010 6:07 pm

not my cuppa tea :D
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Re: Finally, an affordable LOOK track frame

Postby brentono » Tue May 11, 2010 11:41 am

Look, Look, Look is all I see. Look...'s heavy to me. :shock:
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Re: Finally, an affordable LOOK track frame

Postby sogood » Tue May 11, 2010 12:17 pm

"Affordable", average looking LOOK track frame? Sounds like there's a lot being paid for the 4 letters.

There are alternate solutions. ;)
http://cgi.ebay.com/LOOK-FRAME-DECALS-p ... _704wt_970
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Re: Finally, an affordable LOOK track frame

Postby ciaran » Tue May 11, 2010 4:22 pm

Frame is 100g lighter than the Look 496 ($12K for frame only). So no, it isnt heavy.

Anyway, just thought I would share it. It looks like a top bit of kit to me.
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Re: Finally, an affordable LOOK track frame

Postby sogood » Tue May 11, 2010 5:18 pm

brentono wrote:Look, Look, Look is all I see. Look...'s heavy to me. :shock:

When did track riders start to worry excessively about weight?
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Re: Finally, an affordable LOOK track frame

Postby brentono » Tue May 11, 2010 6:01 pm

sogood wrote:
brentono wrote:Look, Look, Look is all I see. Look...'s heavy to me. :shock:

When did track riders start to worry excessively about weight?


Nearly 2Kg seems heavy for a modern alloy frame without any fittings, eh. :o
And as I said, "LooK"s heavy. :idea:
Track Riders, are like anybody else, mate, when you reach a level (you may, some-day?)
every little thing counts, I can personally vouch for that (more so than road riders)
Every millimeter and microsecond counts, if your not familiar with the track, and competition.
Hope that helps your understanding.
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Re: Finally, an affordable LOOK track frame

Postby hung » Tue May 11, 2010 6:27 pm

Nicce
I know its a track frame
but i always have liked he LOOK of LOOK bikes
simple NO wavvey bits on it

I guess its we can all LOOK but not touch :wink:
Colnago C59 for the long road
Cervelo S2 for the short road
GT Carbon Pro for the mountain
Kono Kula deluxe / slicks for the foot paths
Cannondale dually for the big stuff

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Re: Finally, an affordable LOOK track frame

Postby foo on patrol » Tue May 11, 2010 6:37 pm

So long as you, have done your research, on the frame and you're happy with it, that's all that matters.

I like the colour scheme on it. 8)

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Re: Finally, an affordable LOOK track frame

Postby MiG » Sat May 15, 2010 5:06 pm

Looks like any other double triangle frame with an "aero" downtube to me.
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Re: Finally, an affordable LOOK track frame

Postby sogood » Sat May 15, 2010 7:03 pm

foo on patrol wrote:So long as you, have done your research, on the frame and you're happy with it, that's all that matters.
I like the colour scheme on it. 8)

Did the research include a Pantone colour match on the end product? 8)
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Re: Finally, an affordable LOOK track frame

Postby brentono » Mon May 17, 2010 11:52 am

Mate,
Just go for one of these, :idea:
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/fixie-track-fixe ... 414f374854
Doubt you would notice the "differance", when you LooK at it, and save yourself ~80% of the price. :o
Can put the savings to some "LOOK" decals. :wink:
Anyway, all the best, it will only be the time you put in on the bike,
that will make the final difference. :)
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Re: Finally, an affordable LOOK track frame

Postby Beanzy » Tue May 25, 2010 2:12 pm

Track bikes still have to meet a minimum weight.

With less "dangly" bits than a roadie, there can be more weight in the frame which usually results in a stiffer bike. Perfect for power transfer. So because the frame maybe heavier than a roadie frame doesnt mean trackies dont watch their weight.

BTW i dont worry about weight!!

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Re: Finally, an affordable LOOK track frame

Postby brentono » Tue May 25, 2010 3:47 pm

It looks like a top bit of kit to me


This looks like a top bit of kit to me :wink:
(You can bid it up to a grand :) )

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Cinelli-Supercor ... 0392996381

If your LOOKing for a top track bike, works for me.
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Re: Finally, an affordable LOOK track frame

Postby ciaran » Fri May 28, 2010 9:43 am

that is a very nice bit of kit indeed! I would lurve some steel for a nice road or track bike, one day I will own a nice Colnago Master x-light... mmmm...

Are there any shops in the Sydney area that keep a reasonable range of track bikes in store? Most places I've visited all have to order a bike in order for me to be fitted for it... And if I don't end up getting it I'd feel like I was wasting their time.
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Re: Finally, an affordable LOOK track frame

Postby alex » Fri May 28, 2010 5:29 pm

i quite like the 464, could be tempted to buy one although i have something else in mind for my next track frame :D
if i get killed while out on my bike i dont want a 'memorial ride' by random punters i have never met.
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Re: Finally, an affordable LOOK track frame

Postby brentono » Wed Jun 02, 2010 5:39 pm

brentono wrote:
It looks like a top bit of kit to me


This looks like a top bit of kit to me :wink:
(You can bid it up to a grand :) )

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Cinelli-Supercor ... 0392996381

If your LOOKing for a top track bike, works for me.
Cheers,
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"Bit over the budget" :cry:
Went for $1455.90 and must be two happy punters, buyer and the seller. 8)
A very nice frame.
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