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New Bike - Look 566

CakeyPirateCakeyPirate Posts: 10
edited August 2011 in Your road bikes
Hey All

Thought Id post a pic of my new bike. I was riding on a Trek SLR for a good few years until a kind lady 'helped' me off of my bike a couple of weeks ago.

Im taking the opportunity to turn my old bike (which needed new cranks/front rings and wheels) into a single speed for my dad to enjoy. I bought this bike for the road.

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Spec is Rival groupset (with carbon cranks) and Ksyrium Elite wheels (and ultegra pedals not in this photo). I bought the bike from Epic Cycles and have to say the service was pretty awesome.

Hopefully I can put some good miles on it for what is left of the summer. I think I've caught the cycling bug because Im planning to try some sportives around April next year, previously Ive just used cycling to destress and stay fit :)

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  • I love LOOK bikes!

    An old lady helped me off my bike in May. Her insurance company have said they'll sort me out with some extra pocket money, so I've been looking at this and the 586 and stroking my chin...
  • nferrarnferrar Posts: 2,511
    Nice bike and +1 for Epic Cycles, as you say great service and a lot of bike porn to drool over. I think their location helps as they likely don't get many tyre-kickers in, first question they asked me when I went was do I want a coffee rather than did I need any help (i.e. can I sell you something), it's good coffee to ;)
  • FransJacquesFransJacques Posts: 2,148
    These are really under-appreciated frames. Test rode a 55cm (second largest size) in summer of 2009 with my wheels on it. People trot out that well-worn, hackneyed phrase of "I thought the back tyre was flat" but this thing is amazingly comfortable. It is quite undersized in dimensions as opposed to a, say, Cannondale which is built as over-sized as they can get away with while still fitting in a std bike box. The top tube is baslically flat and the seatstays and chainstays have a squished mid-section not unlike a Scalpel's. I mean they're quite radical for '08/'09 design. The TT is also quite sloped as the pic shows.

    I'd go as far to say that for 90% of sportive riders this bike is the silver bullet. If you're > 80kgs & 6', like to muscle your bike and love stiffness, then maybe you might find a Cervelo or Canyon or Cannondale or Isaac or Storck a bit more substantial.

    How much are the F&F going for?
    When a cyclist has a disagreement with a car; it's not who's right, it's who's left.
  • Sorry FransJ, Im a bit of a newb, F&F = Fixtures and Fittings?

    Oh, and I did try a Super Six on the day, which was also super comfy when in the drops but I loved the way the 566 didnt transmit all of the road imperfections straight to my bum.
  • brinbrin Posts: 1,122
    Lovely!!! :)
    far too nice a bike to use for 'destress and keeping fit' tho, there are still plenty of sportives open for the rest of the year, give a few a go, sure the bike will handle superbly.
  • F&F = frame & forks
  • I think LOOK are the best bike company of the modern era. They were making the bikes we ride today, over 20 years ago.
  • brin wrote:
    Lovely!!! :)
    far too nice a bike to use for 'destress and keeping fit' tho, there are still plenty of sportives open for the rest of the year, give a few a go, sure the bike will handle superbly.

    Thanks Brin

    At the moment Im only doing ~100 miles a week, if I can get my weekend ride up to around 70 miles in the next month or so then I might try an end of year event. Otherwise on with the winter commuting miles and roll on next spring :)
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