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Old 05-18-2019, 01:57 AM
tuscanyswe tuscanyswe is offline
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Look KG196 Vintage Aero

Im not really a collector of bikes and this is likely not a bike i will ride a lot so dont really know where it will fit in my life but when offered to take a look (ha) at someones bike cave and seeing this thing of beauty fitted with like new Campag Record and Shamals it was not possible to resist making an offer after some thinking. Its even the right size for me (58) which i think may be the biggest they ever made in this frame?

I was approach by someone on the Street who was checking out my bike. A Nice older gent with cool stories. This had been his weapon on exactly 7 races a couple of decades ago. He even documented them. No other rides on this so it looks like new, literally. Should be in a museum.. but for now my walls will have to do

This he said was the most expensive frame you could by at the time. 29000 Sek approx 3000$ in todays money. Seems like a bargain compared to some of the prices today tho but then was considered just as ludicrous i would imagine.

A bike a head of its time..








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Old 05-18-2019, 05:28 AM
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Nice! I really wish I had kept the Shamals I had 25 years ago. I could build a bike around those.
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Old 05-18-2019, 08:42 AM
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Wow. Nothing left to say.
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Old 05-18-2019, 08:59 AM
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Holy crap that is awesome
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Old 05-18-2019, 09:07 AM
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Wow, very nice! I really dig the ergostem.
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Old 05-18-2019, 10:54 AM
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I was looking for one of those in my size for a long time, but it doesn't appear that they made them in an array of sizes.

Yours is absolutely perfect.
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Old 05-19-2019, 12:09 PM
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I found an old geo chart online below. Apparently there was quite a few sizes after all.. A 59 as well but with same tt length as this 58. Both at 57.5. Looks like the 58 is bigger if anything bit weird.

I have not yet tried it. So looking forward to that sometime this week. I always like bikes with those cheat bars for some reason (i presume weak core).
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Old 05-19-2019, 05:27 PM
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That is epic
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Old 05-21-2019, 03:08 PM
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Had one in silver that I purchased new......still might have a picture of it here on paceline. Installed Mavic Zap groupo on the frameset.........rear derailleur electric cable through the frame.

Fastest bike on the flats I ever owned. Nice and stiff too. But heavy.

Sold the frameset to a bicycle shop in socal.....for a client of their's
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Old 05-21-2019, 04:27 PM
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I had one during the height of my Classic & Vintage Bike Jones. Very interesting design and innovative for the time. Yes, fast on the flats, heavy and VERY stiff. On bad road, it felt like I was riding a 2x4 with wheels. But still fun! Congrats!

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Old 05-23-2019, 03:03 PM
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Ah nice bike you had there!

Yeah its certainly fast. Its also feels unforgiving as mentioned 20mm old tubulars is likely not helping with this trade either.) Its interesting how different bikes can feel. Completely something else than my other bikes yet its hard to put the finger on what is so different about it. Well more rides would perhaps help me with this but that could be a while as i rarely take rides outside of work anymore. And its not really what i will ride to the store or to friends and lock on the street.
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Old 05-24-2019, 12:45 AM
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Absolutely mint

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