|Comment re: Look 381i||Overhill|
Nov 2, 2003 4:54 AM
|The reviews are favorable and the general responses have been good, but I would like more input re the Look 381i:
1. Are the adjustable dropouts a pain? Do they stay adjusted?
2. Are there seatpost options [25.0] other than Look and U.S.E.? Does Thomson now have a 25.0?
3. Any problems with the FSA integrated headset?
Most of the reviews were after a short time of ownership. What observations after a year or two of riding? Any glaring problems with this model that should make one avoid it completely? Any warranty issues? Would you buy another one? All comments appreciated. Thanks.
|re: Comment re: Look 381i||kelmeboyAZ|
Nov 2, 2003 6:47 AM
|I have a 2002 Team Kelme edition with HSC 4 fork D/A, Ksyrium, and Look seatpost. After approximately 6000 miles I have had no problems to speak of (dropouts don't shift/move). The ride is fantastic. I have recently gotten a custom fitted Serotta Ottrott ST as my shape and flexibility required. It is superior, but I still have my Look as a backup and enjoy it on shorter rides. The ride is comfortable, but more like Ti or steel than the muted/dead feel of the 120 OCLV Trek that I had before. Great handling and climbing. Seat post options are limited but the Look post is great. Very handsome bike!|
|No, yes, no, don't know . . .||Look381i|
Nov 2, 2003 11:33 AM
|1. Never had the dropout move, and I change wheels and cassettes often.
2. I bought a Corima 25.0 to use for changing geometry to TT use when needed. Thomsons are made in my town, and I have suggested a 25.0 to no avail so far.
3. No headset issues at all, but mine is Cane Creek.
Mine has 14 months and nearly 7000 miles on it. Best bike I've had, all round -- comfort, weight, stiff BB, appearance. I run Campy Record. I suppose I'd buy another if I had any reason to. I think this one will last a good long time.
JaJa wouldn't lead us astray, would he?
|re: Comment re: Look 381i||my327vette|
Nov 2, 2003 2:33 PM
|I use a 25.0 American Classic seatpost on my 381i, and I am very happy with it.|
|re: Comment re: Look 381i||jaybird|
Nov 2, 2003 3:23 PM
|2002 Kelme w/ Chorus & Ksyriums
1.My dropouts have not moved a bit.
2. I have the look and as far as I'm concerned, that is the last post I'll buy. I love the set back flexibility it gives. As posted above, you can get posts from American Clasic and Thomson.
3. I have cane creek also, no probs...
No probs, and I would certainly buy another. It is the most responsive cf bike I have ridden, I liked the feel of it over Calfee and Trek, but that may be that I just liked the geometry better.
|re: Comment re: Look 381i||BigFatSal|
Nov 3, 2003 7:12 AM
|I've only been riding this bike for a few months but here's my what I've found:
1.) No trouble with the adjustable dropouts. I've taken them off and re-installed with Loctite on the screw threads. No trouble at all although in my opinion and for my use they're not necessary but since I've had no trouble then it's a non-issue...
2.) I use the Look seatpost. It's a bit awkward getting it first set-up but once it's dialed in it's totally fine. No slippage, good looks...
3.) No problems with the headset.
I love the ride, the geometry, the handling, the aesthetics. It's got a bit of a springy feel versus a hard feel that some other CF bikes have. I have zero complaints (although it's got an awful lot of Look website decals all over it - kinda feels like a rolling advertisement sometimes!). All in all, I personally feel that it's a well-designed, well-crafted machine.