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Old 05-23-06, 05:27 PM   #1
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track frames on the cheap

so I'm looking right now at an iro mark V, a pake, or one of those $350 complete windsor jobs (selling everything and rebuild from the ground up). anyone know any frames under or around the $300 mark that are worth looking into? or which of these is my best bet?
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Old 05-23-06, 05:34 PM   #2
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ebay Bianchi Pista
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Old 05-23-06, 05:39 PM   #3
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you know that black frame is pretty
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Old 05-23-06, 05:48 PM   #4
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the mercier is the cheapest track frame you'll get new.
the fork is nicer than the windsor, fuji or pista.
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Old 05-23-06, 05:56 PM   #5
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Spicer! (KHS)

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i love my pake, as my signature attests. solid. black. beautiful.
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Old 05-23-06, 06:11 PM   #7
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pake.. smae geometry as soma rush but $100 less.. I like my bike
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Old 05-23-06, 06:27 PM   #9
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I have a Pake and I like it.
Probably going to be selling it soon, though.
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Spicer/KHS/Mercier - all the same.

If you want to support spicer spend the extra cash, from what i read here, Gene's a great guy.

but the title of this thread is track frames on the cheap.
The Mercier is the same frame, but black, and for $25+/- more you get a complete bike...

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Old 05-23-06, 07:45 PM   #11
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I have a Pake and I like it.
Probably going to be selling it soon, though.
making room for the cannondale?
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Old 05-23-06, 08:06 PM   #12
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Anyone got a link with more info on the Pake? I'm looking to expand the fleet in the near future.
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Old 05-23-06, 08:12 PM   #13
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wow craziness, I think they just put this up today, I just saw it on FGG

check it out:

http://www.pakebikes.com/
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pake.. smae geometry as soma rush but $100 less.. I like my bike
and straight gauge 4130 instead of tange prestige. bleh.
there are tiny differences in geometry. and a couple fewer sizes
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Old 05-23-06, 08:48 PM   #15
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Old 05-23-06, 11:43 PM   #16
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wow craziness, I think they just put this up today, I just saw it on FGG

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how much do they cost, i cant find it on the site
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Old 05-24-06, 12:50 AM   #17
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wow craziness, I think they just put this up today, I just saw it on FGG

check it out:

http://www.pakebikes.com/
hey, I've got a pake question--do you run a 49 on the front? is your bottom bracket small enough to make the left crank nearly flush with the frame?

the way mine is set up (by the lbs), the bottom bracket seems too big for the frame, yet the chainring doesn't look like it can get any closer to the frame without scraping. weird?

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Old 05-24-06, 12:51 AM   #18
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how much do they cost, i cant find it on the site
http://store.somafab.com/pacrtrfr.html

it's running at 310 at soma.

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hey, I've got a pake question--do you run a 49 on the front? is your bottom bracket small enough to make the left crank nearly flush with the frame?

the way mine is set up (by the lbs), the bottom bracket seems too big for the frame, yet the chainring doesn't look like it can get any closer to the frame without scraping. weird?
sounds like you have an assymetrical BB. like a shimano 110mm.
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sounds like you have an assymetrical BB. like a shimano 110mm.
hm. hm. Is that something I should worry about/change? Or just leave be?
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if you feel totally lopsided, or you just hate the aesthetics change it to a 107. you'll have the same chainline.
otherwise no problem.
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Old 05-24-06, 02:22 AM   #22
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if you feel totally lopsided, or you just hate the aesthetics change it to a 107. you'll have the same chainline.
otherwise no problem.
sweet. thanks much.
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Old 05-24-06, 06:16 AM   #23
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http://store.somafab.com/pacrtrfr.html

it's running at 310 at soma.
Unless you're totally in love with the threadless fork, the angus seems like a better deal for that price.

*edit - oh right, geometry too..

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Old 05-24-06, 07:17 AM   #24
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Pake! It's like a tank with wings!
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I was just on FGG and now Pake is a "Gallery" supporter. Looks like Dennis will have it built up and then review it.
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