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look kg286 -- anybody ride or ridden one, or similar?(9 posts)

look kg286 -- anybody ride or ridden one, or similar?JS Haiku Shop
Jan 15, 2003 6:13 AM
I have a chance to pick up an unused 2000 kg286 for a real bargain. reviews, experience, advice welcome.

and, how do you say "monocoque", anyhow?


re: look kg286 -- anybody ride or ridden one, or similar?look271
Jan 15, 2003 6:30 AM
I've heard from a cat 1 racer that I know that they are typical Look-lively for a carbon frame. Mine, being lugged, would ride different from it, but I suspect you'll like it. Allot. (mono-cock, by the way =) )
Similar to an OCLV rideDave Hickey
Jan 15, 2003 7:19 AM
I have a 286 and can best describe it as very similar to an OCLV.
can you comment on the sizing?JS Haiku Shop
Jan 15, 2003 10:48 AM
i've read that the kg386 sizes funny--a 52 sizes up more like a 54. i ride 56-58 cm frames. the one i'm considering is a 56, though he also has a 59--this is measured bb/center to top of top tube. the 56 has a 56.5 cm tt and the 59 has a 58 cm tt. ht/st angles are both 73*. i'm having a tough time deciding.

then again, considering the difference in tt is only .6 inches, and the vertical length means i'd only be showing 1.18 inches more or less seatpost, i'm really getting my bloomers in a twist over this one.

Double check with him on seat tube measurement..Dave Hickey
Jan 15, 2003 11:05 AM
I don't remember if the 286 was measured center to top of top tube or top of the seat collar. The seat collar extends about 2cm above the top tube. If it's seat collar, you might want to consider a 59cm.
measurementsJS Haiku Shop
Jan 15, 2003 11:54 AM
he is measuring center of bb to center of tt, stated explicitly. oh and btw, in this short amount of time, the 59 has already been sold. guess if it's way too small i'll have that long stem & acres of seatpost european look. LOL. i just sealed the deal on the 56.
Cool, What color? nmDave Hickey
Jan 15, 2003 12:02 PM
colorJS Haiku Shop
Jan 15, 2003 12:33 PM
i'll have to take a pic and send it when it arrives. it's not a standard paint job. let's just say it's a stealth kg286. =) =)

what size is yours?
53 center to top?Dave Hickey
Jan 15, 2003 12:49 PM
That will look very cool in black. I've seen yellow and orange.