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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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    ebay Bianchi Pista

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    merrrrcier

    you know that black frame is pretty

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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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    i love my pake, as my signature attests. solid. black. beautiful.

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    pake.. smae geometry as soma rush but $100 less.. I like my bike

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    I have a Pake and I like it.
    Probably going to be selling it soon, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roscoenyc57
    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...
    Last edited by jayrooney; 05-23-06 at 07:58 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hyperRevue
    I have a Pake and I like it.
    Probably going to be selling it soon, though.
    making room for the cannondale?
    have:ea50 flats, black, light, stiff.
    144 bcd 3/32" 49t sugino track chainring, possibly 75.

    want: risers, light, stiff, 1", black if that can be
    144 bcd 46t or 47t chainring any kind or width

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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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by mvillan
    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
    http://www.pakebikes.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by Learn_not2burn
    wow craziness, I think they just put this up today, I just saw it on FGG

    check it out:

    http://www.pakebikes.com/


    how much do they cost, i cant find it on the site

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    Quote Originally Posted by Learn_not2burn
    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?
    Last edited by number18; 05-24-06 at 12:56 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pk273340
    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.
    Last edited by number18; 05-24-06 at 01:23 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by number18
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by baxtefer
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by baxtefer
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by number18
    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..
    Last edited by Aeroplane; 05-24-06 at 07:40 AM.
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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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