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Best deal on Look KG281 or similar frame?(7 posts)

Best deal on Look KG281 or similar frame?blackjava
May 4, 2002 2:30 AM
Hi,

Where online can I get the best deal on the above frame?
Thanks.
Try these guysDave Hickey
May 4, 2002 4:09 AM
Since the 281 was last years model, it's going to depend on what size you need. Try emailing either totalcycling.com or saddlesore.ent and ask what sizes are still availible. They both buy from the same UK distributor. Exel Sports in Boulder had some left over 281's in stock as did Performance bike. There both worth a shot too. There was also a guy from the UK on ebay (bitz4bikes???)that was selling a lot of 281's for $900. He's not listing them anymore but he still sells a lot of parts on ebay. Do an Ebay search under LOOK pedals to find him. He had the best prices. Try emailing him.
Try these guysblackjava
May 4, 2002 8:35 AM
Hi Dave,
Thanks for your help.
I fell in love with the KG281 after seeing the white frame on totalcycling some time back. Unfortunately, the 53cm sold out before I could get my hands on one. I checked with bitz4bikes previously but they are totally out of KG281s. Sadly, Performance has closed their custom bike shop so no luck there. I've just emailed saddlesore and am keeping my fingers crossed. Hopefully my search will stop here.
Try these guysDave Hickey
May 4, 2002 10:54 AM
I don't know how much you want to spend but R+A cycles in NYC sells LOOK frames. They list a 51 and a 54 for $1400. Their address is http://www.racycles.com/. Also http://www.labicicletta.com/ sells LOOK frames. As you've found out, most of the 281 still left are 55cm and larger. I think your going to find the companies that have your size left are still going to ask original retail, $1800-$2000. For less you can buy a new 381i from any of the UK mail order companies. Let me know if your successfull.

Dave
Try these guysS-U-B
May 5, 2002 7:43 PM
I would also email totalcycling and ask mike what he can do. I just ordered a 381i from them friday. I was worried my size would sell out before I ordered, but he said he could always order another and have it within two weeks. I also liked the white 281 limited edition they had on there, almost bought it myself until I saw a 381. good luck
Thanks guys, will let you know how it turns out.blackjava
May 6, 2002 6:40 AM
Thanks guys, will let you know how it turns out.dasho
May 6, 2002 6:11 PM
For what it's worth, the Look frames run large so get all the specs you can before buying. I was advised to get a size that would have been too big but found out the top tube height dimension and went one size smaller. A great bike:)