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New ride(11 posts)

New ridePatM
Jan 5, 2004 9:23 AM
Well I pulled the trigger today on my new frameset a Look 461 from excel - the $1098 price was just to low to pass up - now I just have to explain that big box arriving soon to the wife !
Please post pics when it arrivesDave Hickey
Jan 5, 2004 10:20 AM
What color did you get? You should have had the frame sent to your office:-)
Dave, what is the difference, 361 vs. 461? nmmainframe
Jan 5, 2004 11:12 AM
Big structural differencesDave Hickey
Jan 5, 2004 11:40 AM
I haven't ridden the 461 so I can't comment on ride qualities but the differences are as follows

461- Oversize tubes- wishbone seat stay- LDS 4 carbon fork/steerer- the 4 smallest sizes have sloping geometry..

361- Smaller tubes- standard seat stays- Aero 2 carbon fork with alloy steerer.
I should add that the 361 is the 451 for 2004... confused yet?Dave Hickey
Jan 5, 2004 11:47 AM
As much as I love LOOK frames, I hate their habit of changing numbers every year. Sometimes the number change is justified when they make changes to the frame but most of the time it's just paint option or a new fork.

I just bought a 2003 381i. Part of the reason I got such a good deal is for 2004, the same frame is called the 481. Good for me.. bad for the guy I bought it from....
I should add that the 361 is the 451 for 2004... confused yet?mainframe
Jan 5, 2004 12:10 PM
Yea, I was thinking about the 451 (not 61) but you answered that too. I ride a 361 and really like the bike, basic design notwithstanding.
I should add that the 361 is the 451 for 2004... confused yet?Dave Hickey
Jan 5, 2004 12:13 PM
I really like the ride of the 361. My 76 and 86 are basically the same design. Very comfortable on long rides....
Please post pics when it arrivesPatM
Jan 5, 2004 11:12 AM
The blue / black combo debated on the pure black - she parks right in front of where I hang the bikes so she would notice - its comming out of my bonus so it should be fine.
My new frame is from my bonus alsoDave Hickey
Jan 5, 2004 11:30 AM
It's due to arrive on Jan7th. A LOOK 381 Jalabert
Nice(nm)PatM
Jan 5, 2004 11:45 AM
That blue isn't what you think it ispitt83
Jan 5, 2004 12:29 PM
The pictures are deceiving. Check out the A3.1 pedal; that's more like the true color.

PS: Nice bike, mine's been great!