LOOK KG 282 Ti

Look KG282 Titanium

The peloton of the one hundredth edition Tour de France is currently soaring towards L’Alpe d’Huez, with Team Cofidis attempting to make their mark upon their LOOK 695 bikes. LOOK’s titanium 282 frame represents a significant point in the company’s timeline, demonstrating the standard for quality and innovation that helped establish the French marque’s reputation.

Look KG282 Titanium
Look KG282 Titanium

LOOK has always been prominent at Le Tour, as much for the performance of their frames and components as their vivid livery and star riders such as Bernard ‘Le Blaireau’ Hinault. Who could forget the sight of Hinault, resplendent in the Mondrian-inspired jersey, in his constant battles with the press, the mountains and LeMond?

Look KG282 Titanium
Look KG282 Titanium

One of the breakthroughs that LOOK brought to the market were the pédales automatiques that contributed to Hinault’s 1985 Tour victory—the introduction of titanium to their model lineup was another. This immaculate example of the 282 is owned by Byskov, a Danish design engineer, whose appreciation for structural integrity fueled his love for the frame.

Look KG282 Titanium
Look KG282 Titanium

Byskov found the frame for sale on a forum in January and decided upon Campagnolo’s blackened Record gruppo to accentuate the titanium finish and bold decals. The engineering of Thomson’s Elite seat post and stem has already been proven and they’re matched here to a pair of Reynolds Attack Carbon Clinchers and LOOK forks.

Look KG282 Titanium
Look KG282 Titanium

Special thanks to Byskov for the photography. It’s actually his birthday today, so hopefully he was able to take his 282 Ti out for a ride to celebrate. That would make my day.

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  • itsmefool

    Hot bike…love how well the fork and frame colors go together! I’m a sucker for black gruppos, too; I’m betting Byskov rides the heck out of this sweet ride!

  • Kevin Ehman

    sweet jesus that’s a good lookin ride

  • misterdangerpants

    Sharp looking bike!