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Question to KG486 owners(10 posts)

Question to KG486 owners6was9
Jan 15, 2004 3:01 PM
This is the question I posted on Look Forum. I figure I'll get the answer here quicker so here it is:

"I just received my new KG486 frame and noticed a small hump (15mm diameter,) with a tiny irregular shape hole on the top, right on the curve where seat tube and the right side chain stay meets on top side of the bottom bracket shell mass. It doesn't seem to belong there and looks odd.

Does it belong there?

From looking at all the side profile and other various pictures of the frame doesn't show the hump which is visible on mine."

I received the frame from Total today.
re: Question to KG486 ownersSchvonzie
Jan 15, 2004 3:09 PM
Pack it back up and send it back. I have no idea if its susposted to be there or not, but if it looks odd, then its something wrong with the frame. You could always call the local look dealer and see what they think
Routing for front derail. cable? nmDave Hickey
Jan 15, 2004 3:09 PM
More...Dave Hickey
Jan 15, 2004 3:36 PM
Look on the bottom of the BB shell and see if there is a small hole. It sounds like the front der cable routing. My KG286 and 386 had the cable routing through the bottom of the frame
Probably....Bixe
Jan 15, 2004 5:50 PM
Sounds like about the same place the front derailleur cable comes up through the frame on this '03 KG486...
What a funky hole! Thanks...6was9
Jan 15, 2004 10:21 PM
I just put a cable thru the hole and voila! Such a funky weird tiny hole that it looks as though it shouldn't be there(looks like some kind of mfg defect) and I didn't think it was big enough for a wire to go thru but you are right, it's the derailuer cable hole. It's a good thing that I don't have to go through returning to Total etc.

The hole on the bottom side look like it belongs there as a perfectly round hole(I thought it was a drain hole or something because it is so small.) Who woulda thunk? There is no such funky little hole ;-) on any of my other frames including another Look! But I shoulda known that Der cable has to get over that fat BB shell mass somehow. I was busy and didn't think it through.

I knew I'd get the answer here from one of you guys. Thanks. What a funky hole!
I did the same thingDave Hickey
Jan 16, 2004 6:02 AM
When I bought my 286, I did the same thing. I saw this hole and thought I had a defective frame...

Please post a picture of the completed bike
OK, I will but...6was9
Jan 16, 2004 9:54 AM
I have 3 going so it'll be a little while but then the Spring doesn't come around here for a while either. It's all timed perfectly so that I won't get the shakes looking for another cycling related fix.

BTW Mike at Total emailed me right away with his detailed explanation and a few pix showing the holes. He saids I definitely am not the only one to think that these holes are a little odd. Here I have to give Total another thumbs up.
LOOK forum? URL please! nmpitt83
Jan 15, 2004 6:23 PM
LOOK forum? URL please! nmDave Hickey
Jan 15, 2004 6:34 PM
There are two.

Go to www.lookcycle.com go to Interaction then forums

Another is www.bikefanclubs.com scroll down to the LOOK owners forum