New Project Look 695

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adrianlmp1246
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by adrianlmp1246

I picked up a 2011 look 695 this weekend.
I am Planning on giving it a different fresh new paint job.
I still don't know what paint scheme i should go with or who is going to do the work.
the frame is in pretty good condition for being 5 years old. The zed cranks look a little bit up but they will soon be repainted.
I am Deciding whether i should go with Red 22 or Mechanical super record
Any advice highly welcome.

Sorry, I don't Know why the photos came out so bad.

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kgt
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by kgt

That's a classy frame! I would not repaint it btw. Just remove or replace the crankset stickers.

adrianlmp1246
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by adrianlmp1246

I am thinking about restoring the frame back to its original factory paint.
The frame has a few small clear coat chips that are bugging me.
I also want to see if it's possible to get a less glossy finish.

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by burglarboycie

Lovely frame. I think the colour scheme is good already, I'd love to see it with etap!!!

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lrdunc
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by lrdunc

This is probably my favorite frame...just beautiful. Looking forward to seeing the build progress.

adrianlmp1246
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by adrianlmp1246

I love the idea of building it with Etap but I just don't like the look of the group. I wish Sram would of kept the red 22 colorway on the new Etap.
I've decided on the wheels though.
Corima s+ 47mm

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by alpinestar

That is a super nice frame, lusting for one myself. :D Enjoy building it! Champy does look great on it, and keeps with the euro theme :D

Either a classic Look paintjob, the Holland or Norway edition.
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The Holland edition would look even better with black decals IMO
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by stormur

My favorite ANY Look look is Mondrian. Delicious :) but I'm a fan of "raw" carbon look too ( maybe sometimes matt/ satin instead of high gloss , but raw fibers have some charm )

Superb choice of wheels ! Congrats !
Ok, i'm bit jealous ;)
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adrianlmp1246
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by adrianlmp1246

John from cycle therapy is working on a computer sketch of the paint right now. one in traditional and one in a semi-gloss with the carbon weave still showing.
does anyone know the benefits of the corima s+ compared to the the normal corima s wheels?
i checked them out at my lbs today and the weight difference is only 100grams but the price is $700 dollars apart.

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by stormur

"S" vs "S+" check weight ;) Plus is lighter. Much lighter. 80-90g just on front wheel, but it depends on profile. Another dofference is in hubs.
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by danbjpa

Look + Corima is a true classy french bike! My brother have this combo (but 586 + Aero+). looking forward.


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adrianlmp1246
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by adrianlmp1246

So, I tried to love the original frame paint but I just couldn't. Call me boring, but I love black frames and white or dark logging.
I thought a semi-matte Look 695 with charcoal gray logos would look really cool, so I decided to go with that.
Here is the artwork. The frame is being sanded down right now, and I will get it back in three and half weeks. I'm also really torn between Etap and Super Record Mechanical. I got a chance to try the new Etap and I really like it, but campy is campy, and it looks so beautiful. The only thing that's stopping me from getting Super Record is that I feel that the cabling on Look 695 frames looks messy.

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by burglarboycie

Please get Etap :mrgreen: Please!!!

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by adrianlmp1246

Sorry burglarboycie, I found an amazing deal on a brand new Super Record mechanical that i can't pass up. Don't worry though, by the end of summer I'm starting up BMC Slr01 or 02 build that I'm planning to use Etap for.

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by adrianlmp1246

Had some time on my hand so I made a full Parts list.
I was hopping for 12-13 pounds, but that might not be realists with his frameset.
I emailed John to weigh the frameset, stem, and cranks; so those weights are accounted for. The rest was pulled off the internet, Hopefully the real world weight comes close.
I will reweigh all the parts that were repainted once i get them bank and will update the list.
let me know if my math failed me and suggestions are always welcomed.
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