HOT: Active* forum members generally gain 5% discount at starbike.com store!
Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Blog NEW Articles FAQ Contact About




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 48 posts ] 
Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 1:11 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:45 am
Posts: 1
I actually won a Look titanium frame in France in a drawing at the end of a ride in 1997 (L'Ardechoise). The frame was built up by a local shop in Tournon. It was built up with mavic helium wheels and full dura ace components. The frame has a small Look sticker on the bottom of the seat tube with KG292 -titanium tubular frame - team. Another small Black sticker at the top of the seat tube says built by T.H.T. for Look Cycle - but no other Look ID. I am thinking the frame was sent to local shops unbadged so that the shops could put their name on it after it was built up. Mine is a Look titanium frame but badged as a Mallarte - the name of the shop that built it up. It has a seat post and a stem (no ahead set) that was painted violet and etched with " L'Ardechoise 1997 in yellow - violet and yellow were the colors of the ride. By the way I was the only American rider out of 9000 riders. My wife said the drawing was "fixed". Does anyone know who would have made the frame? and what is the threading on the BB. I think I need to repack or replace as I am getting some creaking noise from down there. It is a sweet ride.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 4:38 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Nov 30, 2002 4:49 am
Posts: 1902
T.H.T. was/is a French titanium fabricator/ manufacturer. Made some wild stuff ridden by ONCE before the UCI outlawed them.

See Tthis thread for some more info

_________________
Success is how far you you bounce back up after being knocked down


Top
 Profile  
 
Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 4:38 pm 


Top
  
 
PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 4:11 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:10 pm
Posts: 138
Should I go with 7700 or 7800 crankset? What do you guys think?
Image
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 12:45 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Aug 06, 2011 10:07 pm
Posts: 7
Cyco wrote:
T.H.T. was/is a French titanium fabricator/ manufacturer. Made some wild stuff ridden by ONCE before the UCI outlawed them.

See Tthis thread for some more info


Yet another potential frame builder in that case! I wonder if the serial number would help solve this mystery.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 7:35 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Mar 06, 2011 1:53 am
Posts: 38
victorduraace wrote:
Should I go with 7700 or 7800 crankset? What do you guys think?


I like the more classic look of the 7700 on a frame such as this, but you could do both. Here's my 7700 crank with 7800 rings:


Image

_________________
Mr.Gib wrote:
I think this is where you are making a mistake. If it was my money I'd be looking for a frame that climbs like a scalded baby monkey on amphetamines. A goat on steroids will just not be as fast uphill.



Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 10:00 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:10 pm
Posts: 138
It looks cool and I can get this crank pretty cheaply. Findinig big 7800 ring for sale will be trickier, though. There should be some stiffness improvement from this.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 11:28 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Mar 06, 2011 1:53 am
Posts: 38
The shifting on the 7800 chainrings is easily the best I've tried. It's so smooth, too. The crankarms I posted have been sanded and polished for a fine brushed finish. I noticed that you are planning on using 7900 DT shifters, I have those as well. They work fantastic and have a nice feel.

_________________
Mr.Gib wrote:
I think this is where you are making a mistake. If it was my money I'd be looking for a frame that climbs like a scalded baby monkey on amphetamines. A goat on steroids will just not be as fast uphill.



Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 4:09 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Sep 03, 2011 6:48 pm
Posts: 35
The history of classics :) Still you can take a sweet ride on this machine..


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:19 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Sep 08, 2011 10:36 am
Posts: 1
one vote for the 7700 cranks - here is my Columbus Nemo Look 253 with full 7700..


Attachments:
DSC02830.jpg
DSC02830.jpg [ 47.99 KiB | Viewed 740 times ]
DSC02865.jpg
DSC02865.jpg [ 35.31 KiB | Viewed 740 times ]
DSC02876.jpg
DSC02876.jpg [ 28.24 KiB | Viewed 740 times ]
DSC02878.jpg
DSC02878.jpg [ 31.75 KiB | Viewed 740 times ]
DSC02899.jpg
DSC02899.jpg [ 33.32 KiB | Viewed 740 times ]
DSC02938.jpg
DSC02938.jpg [ 46.99 KiB | Viewed 740 times ]
DSC02857.jpg
DSC02857.jpg [ 52.32 KiB | Viewed 740 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 1:38 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:10 pm
Posts: 138
Sweet ride this one. Not too short chain, though?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 1:59 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat Aug 06, 2011 10:07 pm
Posts: 7
victorduraace wrote:
AaronO, how good is it's stiffness and acceleration? What about going uphill, climbing while standing? You say road vibration damping properties leave a lot to be desired. This actually is pretty suprising to me, as I heard of titanium regarded as excellent at it. Will the frame filter some minor road cracks and irregularities? Any handling impressions on tricky descents? What is your Merlin made from? Steel/ carbon/alloy?
cheers
PS: If you plan to sell the bike, don't hesitate to contact posters on first page. They wanted my frame, but I'm not selling it, decided about that .

Also, I found a sticker saying KG 282. Any earlier (or later version)???


Enough time has gone by...the bike is VERY fast, especially in climbs, but I just don't care for the SRAM Force. I'm not in a rush to send it away, but if anyone wants to make me a fair offer, I will listen.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2011 7:04 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:10 pm
Posts: 138
New wheels have arrived
Vintage tubulars on Mavic GP4/ double butted spokes 3x/ shimano 600/ gipiemme hub. Currently used as fixed gear wheels, but I will change the rear hub. Tubs are great condidion Conti Sprinter and Competition.
Some pics:
http://img233.imageshack.us/slideshow/w ... 009932.jpg


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2011 7:26 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu May 04, 2006 4:43 pm
Posts: 5096
Location: Wherever there's a mountain beckoning to be climbed
victorduraace wrote:
http://img233.imageshack.us/slideshow/webplayer.php?id=1009932.jpg

Suhweeet. Is that a DA 7400 brake (if not, I presume 7401 or 7402)? I presume you'll be adjusting the brake shoes. Or will you be installing the 7402 gold anodized custom brakes mentioned/shown in a previous posting?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2011 11:17 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:10 pm
Posts: 138
That's 7402 rear brake. Pads are not adjusted yet, is seems like I need some longer bolt to instal brake and the washer. And I will need to find another brake from the series. Then the anodizing and some engraving, possibly LOOK logo or letters alone.
Regarding the tires that came with it, these are Contis (Competiton and Sprinter) in great condition. I really like the rims' dark anodized colour as they compliment the frame very nicely. They make wheelset in 1750 grams range, but it will be stiff and bombproof. The hub I am thinking of is the previous series Sh 105. I am pretty much torn between going full modern 10 speed Shimano groupset (Tiagra, 105, Ultegra and DA mix) or setting it with vintage 9 speed grouppo. I haven't decided on this yet, I decided to take my time, ride several bikes do figure out which components I like in particular, every bit will be suited to my individual preference.
What I need is compact crank with HT2 system to ensure stiff BB, pretty sure it will be previous Tiagra. I would like to have the classic look with some modern components. The next thing is the saddle, I am initially pleased with classic Flite Gel. How do you like it full blue? Also, I got a nice bar tape which will be Modolo vintage white ribbon.
Image
chreers :beerchug:


Top
 Profile  
 
Posted: Sun Dec 25, 2011 11:17 pm 


Top
  
 
PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:03 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:10 pm
Posts: 138
Should I go 10 or 9 speed grouppo?
7700 seems perfectly stylish and very tempting to me, however parts will be hard to acquire.
The second option is new Tiagra/ 105/ Ultegra mixed together.
I would like the bike to be fully functional and have never ridden a bike with 7700 or 6500 9 speed.
How does it compare to modern stuff? I need a reliable and well- working gear.
Thanks for dropping your two cents.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 48 posts ] 
Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], cyclenutnz, Quattroporte, Yahoo [Bot] and 21 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. Attachment(s) Trek Emonda SLR 10, Thoughts?

[ Go to page: 1 ... 14, 15, 16 ]

in Road

customtune

239

28268

Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:26 am

KWalker View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Bar / Stem Combo Thoughts

in Road

LoggingMiles

1

730

Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:27 am

Frankie - B View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Ultegra 6800 vs 105 5800 thoughts

[ Go to page: 1, 2 ]

in Road

dobuy

18

6115

Mon Aug 25, 2014 5:31 am

53x12 View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Headsets: Lightest/Most Durable- Thoughts/recomendations?

in Road

vidman

4

659

Fri Mar 14, 2014 4:04 pm

LionelB View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. BMC Granfondo GF01 Owners: Thoughts/Reviews/Regrets?

in Road

SGMD

1

786

Sat May 03, 2014 4:39 pm

Oswald View the latest post


It is currently Thu Dec 25, 2014 1:19 am

All times are UTC + 1 hour




Advertising   –  FAQ   –  Contact   –  Convert   –  About

© Weight Weenies 2000-2013
hosted by starbike.com


How to get rid of these ads? Just register!


Powered by phpBB