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My Look 585 Optimum

rolf_frolf_f Posts: 15,962
edited May 2010 in Your road bikes
Here is my Look 585 Optimum (all correctly OCP’d) – don’t think we’ve had one here before so hope you like it! Bought for Sportive type riding and one of not so many standard frames that fits me well. I like it!!

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And before the build had properly started…
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Frame: Look 585 Optimum: size large
Forks: Look carbon Monobloc HSC5 SL
Bars: Pro PLT aluminium compact
Stem: Pro LT aluminium
Headset: Look
Bottom Bracket: Campagnolo Ultra-torque

Front Brake Lever: Campagnolo Centaur
Front Caliper: Campagnolo Centaur
Rear Brake Lever: Campagnolo Centaur
Rear Caliper: Campagnolo Centaur

Shifters: Campagnolo Centaur 10 speed Ultrashift
Front Mech: Campagnolo Record Carbon
Rear Mech: Campagnolo Record Carbon

Seat: Fizik Arione CX
Seat Post: Look ErgoPost 4 high modulus carbon

Cranks: Campagnolo Centaur Carbon
Chainring(s): 50/34
Chain: Campagnolo Centaur 10 speed
Cassette: Campagnolo Centaur 10 speed 11/25
Pedals: Look Keo 2 Max Grey

Wheels: Campagnolo Neutron
Tires: Schwalbe Durano
Inner tubes: Vittoria Ultralight

Accessories: Look Carbon Cage Bottle Holders x2, Fizik saddle bag.

Weight: 16lbs 3oz without pedals (on shop scales).

The Campag Record mechs were a free upgrade due to shortages of 10 speed Centaur. A bit chuffed about that!

Originally had more sensible Elite bottle cages but they just didn’t look right so I had to get the hopelessly expensive Look ones!! (see the last picture for the wrong cages!)

Brakes set up European style for better cable runs and less cable rub…..

Custom build by Lincoln at Epic Cycles, Tenbury Wells.
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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    Very nice indeed. :D
  • shmoshmo Posts: 321
    I really like that. Normally a Time fanboy but Look frames are starting to turn my head recently, they look more elegant somehow, must be the colour scheme. White bar tape though surely?!
  • flasherflasher Posts: 1,634
    That is very 8)
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 7,726
    Nice.

    Begging for white bar tape IMO. :wink:
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  • rolf_frolf_f Posts: 15,962
    Ben6899 wrote:
    Nice.
    Begging for white bar tape IMO. :wink:
    shmo wrote:
    I really like that. Normally a Time fanboy but Look frames are starting to turn my head recently, they look more elegant somehow, must be the colour scheme. White bar tape though surely?!

    I posted this bike on commuting and no one picked up on that - I knew they would here though :lol:

    I did consider it strongly. However, a) I didn't want the bike looking like a mid 80s Escort XR3i (too much white!) and b) having got back from my first ride on it, it still looks like new; not like a new bike with slightly second hand bar tape. I have white tape (of the old sort which actually cleans up ok) on my touring bike and even while I ride I get irritated about it grubbing up. Black looks sharp all the time!

    Still, at least white bar tape isn't completely insane. Anyone who buys white tyres needs certifying......!!
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  • JesseDJesseD Posts: 1,961
    If you keep the tape black then go for a black saddle, saddle and bar tape should always match!!

    Apart from that nice bike btw
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  • rolf_frolf_f Posts: 15,962
    JesseD wrote:
    If you keep the tape black then go for a black saddle, saddle and bar tape should always match!!

    Naaah, my tourer has had white tape, black saddle for 20 years and it's fine! People say that saddle and tape should match but people are wrong!

    As it happens, the saddle is white with a black stripe so it partly matches the tape. I considered the opposite but then thought the contrast of the mainly white saddle and carbon black seatpost would work better.
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  • Brommers76Brommers76 Posts: 234
    Very nice. Got to get me those cages. Where did you get them?
  • hopper1hopper1 Posts: 4,708
    Rolf F wrote:
    Custom build by Lincoln at Epic Cycles, Tenbury Wells.

    I thought I recognised that wall! :wink:
    I've never been impressed by Look, but that is a nice bike :wink:

    If you decide to try white tape, go for the Fizik Micro Tex, cleans easily...
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  • rolf_frolf_f Posts: 15,962
    Brommers76 wrote:
    Very nice. Got to get me those cages. Where did you get them?

    I got them from Epic but they seem generally available - my local shop, All Terrain has them and so does Chain Reaction. BTW, I think in one of the other threads, someone said they'd had problems with bottle ejection on these cages. I would assume they were using small diameter bottles because, if anything, I find these cages very tight. I couldn't actually get the bottles that Epic gave me to fit in though they tell me I need to try harder! My Camelback podium does go in fine though. I would recommend the cages but at least half the value is in looks rather than function so you have to ask yourself if it is worth blowing half of £80 just for bottle cage beauty!
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