Look Kg 281 Restomod - 6,15 kg

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xsnailx
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Look Kg 281 Restomod :)

I got this frame on ebay, at the beggining to be a wallhanger, but upon reciving i thought i will build it as a ridable bike and a testbed for using sram xx rear derralieur on road.

It can be build for less than 6kg easily with darimo cockpit and recon ti casette.

SPECIFICATION:
Frame: Look kg 281 + bolts changed to Ti
Frame size: 54
Hubs: BITEX RAR9 + Novatec A291SB Superlight
Rims: Farsports FSD25t-23UL
Spokes + Nipples: dt aerolite + Alu Nipples
Headset: FRM
Spacers: Look Carbon
Brakes: Ax Lightness Engage Gavial
Shift + Brake liners: Jagwire link
Support: Token BSA for 30mm axle
Crank: Incolor Skypivot
Chainrings: Incolor Skypivot 50/34
Powermeter: Sigeyi Axo
Pedals: Aliexpress Sp.... clone
Chain: KMC X10 Sl
Seatpost: Self made from 25mm carbon tube and Kcnc hardware
Stem: Merida EXPERT CC + black ti bolts
Handlebar: unbranded chineese ergonova clone @190g
Seat Clamp: Built in look + Black ti Bolt
Tubulars: Vittoria Corsa Speed 23 mm
Waterbottle cages: chineese 3k @8g + aluminum screws
Topcap: Aliexpress ;-)
Derailleurs: Sram Red 10s gen 1 front + Sram XX medium cage rear
Shifters: Sram Red 10s
Bartape: Unbranded
Cables: Shimano Dura-Ace
Qr: Token, bolt-on with titanium axle
Cassette: 11-36 shimano xtr , 10 Speed

Total weight - 6,15 kg
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by cajer

FYI, the skypivot cranks are unsafe to ride. There was a recall due to tons of failures at the pedal insert.

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Theese are the latest gen with fixed insert. The insert is now similar to the one found in zed cranks. I can post some photos later today
cajer wrote:
Tue Aug 09, 2022 12:22 am
FYI, the skypivot cranks are unsafe to ride. There was a recall due to tons of failures at the pedal insert.

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by cajer

That would be great I actually have a old prototype version I got when I visited the designer on a work trip to China. I'm glad to hear they sort it all out.

Is it possible to order these now? If so can you post a link?

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by kroem

Looks good, but I cant stand those Skypivot decals... light thou! :D
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by kode54

How do those chainrings attach to the SIGEYI PM?
- Factor Ostro VAM Disc
- Factor LS Disc
- Specialized Aethos Disc
- Sturdy Ti Allroad Disc
- Guru Praemio R Disc

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They are one piece cnc element with the PM - Prototype one,

I will post the promised pedal interface pics today.

kode54 wrote:
Tue Aug 09, 2022 2:37 pm
How do those chainrings attach to the SIGEYI PM?

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here are a pics of the new pedal interface, a removable threaded insert goes into carbon similar way to zed crank,and titanium washer between the pedal and crankset

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by tarmackev

Thats a great looking bike. I love it!

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by spokenwords

I forgot about those adjustable rear dropouts. A real dream machine back in the day. How is the ride compared to contemporary frames?
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For sure it is a little bit more noodly when sprinting, i have never owned a classic geometry before (all my bikes were / are sloping tt). With the wheelbase extended it is suprisingly good in curves. I can safely say that i could do some uphill races on it. It has a more racy feel due to geometry than my previous look 566 and it does not damp vibrations that good. Comparing it to my schmolke it is worse in stifness and road feel.

With the dropouts extended i can safely use 25mm conti tyres on 19mm Inner/26.5 mm outer rims.
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Sun Aug 14, 2022 3:19 pm
I forgot about those adjustable rear dropouts. A real dream machine back in the day. How is the ride compared to contemporary frames?

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by flying

Nice Score & build congrats :beerchug:

I had a 381 in Kelme colors & truthfully wished I kept it
I later had a 585 too but that 381 was special and same as your 281turned & descended great
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Looks great indeed - i regret selling my 596 & 566 too :(
flying wrote:
Sat Aug 20, 2022 5:59 pm
Nice Score & build congrats :beerchug:

I had a 381 in Kelme colors & truthfully wished I kept it
I later had a 585 too but that 381 was special and same as your 281turned & descended great

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