Category Archives: Components

LOOK 585 Pro Team Rebuild

I had waited for this day for almost three months—the completion of the rebuild of my 2009 LOOK 585 Pro Team! I got the call Thursday evening and picked it up the next day—I couldn’t believe what a beautiful bike it was. This is … Continue reading

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The 40,000-mile chainring

I have been enjoying the heck out of my newly rebuilt LOOK KG486. There is nothing like a “new bike” to re-motivate (actually, the frame is 10 years old and most of the components only one year younger)—in the five weeks … Continue reading

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Too dark to ride… oh wait!

I totally figured I wouldn’t be able to ride today due to an all-day seminar, but I got out at 4 pm, felt the mild temps (mid-40s), looked at the sun still hovering tantalizingly high in the sky, and decided … Continue reading

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LOOK KG486 Resurrection

After hanging in my garage for six years with a cracked top tube, I had my 2005 LOOK KG486 frame repaired by Calfee Design. (You may recall that I crashed this bike in the 2008 Missouri State Time Trial.) Calfee did a … Continue reading

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Nothing like new wheels…

…to make a 4-year old frame with 8-year old components feel like a brand new bike! Copyright © Ted C. MacRae 2013

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Fi’zi:k white handlebar tape

Let’s face it – if you’ve got a racing bike, the only stylin’ choice for handlebar tape it white! White is hot. White is pro. White looks good no matter what other colors the rest of your bike sports. That’s … Continue reading

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Let Tim sell your stuff!

Tim “TK” Kakouris has been around the St. Louis cycling scene for as long as anybody.  A former professional BMX racer who enjoyed high national rankings, he went on to rule the local mountain bike scene for many years, notoriously dropped … Continue reading

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