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    Help me ID this look

    Hey guys, I have an opportunity to save a vintage frame from utmost humiliation and I need your help ID'ing it. The frame says "look" but the stickers seems a little bit suspicious.

    First off, this is a cromoly (not sure as i have not seen the frame) frame which is why it's somewhat uncommon for a look. based on research it could be based on a kg 221 231 241. but the decals and patterns dont fit any (my eyes are about to bleed from googling look frames etc)

    I've never seen a look badge on the downtube that wasn't strethced on the steel bikes. Also usually there would be a look stamped on flat part of the seatstay where it meets the seat tube. This frame is also missing the head decal.

    Basically, i need to find out if this is really a look or just another looker. If possible what year and model. thanks guys@

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    I actually remember seeing those in the early 1980's or late 1970's. I actually test rode one. At the time, I was heavily into things Italian, though, and I foolishly disdained it. That's all I can contribute.
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    thanks for your reply mapei. so in your opinion, it is actually an authentic look?

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    I'm willing to stake better than even money on its authenticity. But don't give me a red mark if the bike turns out to be a phony. My memories from thirty years back are beginning to get fuzzy.
    Mapie is a conventional looking former Hollywood bon viveur, now leading a quiet life in a house made of wood by an isolated beach. He has cultivated a taste for culture, and is a celebrated raconteur amongst his local associates, who are artists, actors, and other leftfield/eccentric types. I imagine he has a telescope, and an unusual sculpture outside his front door. He is also a beach comber. The Rydster.

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    no worries. i guess its worth the effort to go check it out then.

    do you perchance recall the model?

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