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Restoring my LOOK KG86(9 posts)

Restoring my LOOK KG86Dave Hickey
Apr 25, 2002 1:15 PM
I'm almost done restoring my LOOK KG86 to 1987-88 specs. I have the white leather saddle, full Dura ace 7400 group, cinelli stem, white bar tape. The only thing left are wheels and tires. What wheels/tires would be appropriate?
I'm holding off posting a pic in Bike shots until it's complete.
DA/MA40s or DA/GP4sgtx
Apr 25, 2002 1:35 PM
Corsa CX for tubulars
not sure for clinchers--they're mostly all different now.

I have two bikes set up with DA 7400--great stuff
Did all tires in that era have gum colored sidewalls? (nm)Dave Hickey
Apr 25, 2002 1:40 PM
no not really,.....Spirito
Apr 25, 2002 1:42 PM
some sidewalls were white as they had cotton casing exposed and i remember seing some red sidewalls.
you can still buy mavic ma2's rims....Spirito
Apr 25, 2002 1:40 PM

but i dont think its a crime to use modern rims as long as the rim profile remains like or close to what was around at the time. i think open pro,s and such are fine.

same for tires: if you aim to use clinchers then something with a black rubber and gum colored sidewalls like the ultra 2000 makes sense and looks the parts.

authenticity is one thing but using modern tires, rims, brake pads etc is no crime as it most of the time makes sense.

what color is the look frame?
you can still buy mavic ma2's rims....Dave Hickey
Apr 25, 2002 1:48 PM
that is so cool.Spirito
Apr 25, 2002 2:07 PM
re: wheels

there are a few dura-ace 7 speed freewheels on ebay. thay are the best freewheels i have ever used (wear and quality) there are new ones but they are pretty narrow. suntour freewheels are great as well and sachs is always an option but fit slightly wider in my experience. where i would use a 7 speed shimano a 7 speed sachs will be slightly wider.

if you can get new hubs then cool but some used stuff regularly appears on ebay. it may be better waiting for the right wheelset.

should never discount phil wood freewheel hubs either and its not a faux pas as he has been making them for a while and are worthy hubs for most any wheelset.
if you plan on riding a lot they would be my choice.

best prices ive seen are at

and they build them as wheelsets for reasonable coin

an option i soon may be taking. still thinking the build out for my project.

Mavic MA2'sNessism
Apr 25, 2002 6:28 PM
Lots of knowledgable folks into you tell you that the MA2 is the greatest thing since sliced bread! I've got a set in some training wheel and they are bullet proof. The MA40's are hard anodized which can lead to cracking - or so some claim.

Mavic GP4 or SSC RimsCT1 Guy
Apr 29, 2002 12:51 PM
The best Mavic rim was the SSC - rare as hen's teeth - might be able to find a pair of GP4s though. Anyone who remembers HP tires from that time will remember how bad they were - grip was marginal and the carcass way too stiff.

I've still got a pair of Campag Sigmas on Record - now there was a fine pair of wheels......