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Old 01-25-09, 08:00 PM   #1
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Pake?

Has anyone had any experience with Pake?

www.pakebikes.com

You can buy the stuff here online.
http://store.somafab.com/index.html

Just wondering what their reputation was as far as frames and whatnot. I've been looking at them recently and hadn't heard much.
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Old 01-25-09, 08:05 PM   #2
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got their cranks on my tarck bike.
seem solid.
plus, they're pink and a fraction of the price of the suginos.
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Old 01-25-09, 08:14 PM   #3
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they're alright frames from what i've heard, a bit heavy but can apparently take a beating.
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pake has a great first bike/timer frame. dirt cheap too.
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great for the price.
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Sweet, thanks for the great and fast replies.

So, for a first build it sounds like a go?

I was looking at either those or the Jury from bikeisland, which is cheaper. Is it heavier or is there something else?
http://bikeisland.com/cgi-bin/BKTK_S...ls&ProdID=1184

Any preference?
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the jury has clearance for much wider tires. If you're looking at bikeistland, check out the Kilo frame, i don't know what it's called on there though, it's like 200 shipped. A simple search on here and you'll find countless posts on it.

edit: here you go:
http://bikeisland.com/cgi-bin/BKTK_S...ls&ProdID=1084
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the jury has clearance for much wider tires. If you're looking at bikeistland, check out the Kilo frame, i don't know what it's called on there though, it's like 200 shipped. A simple search on here and you'll find countless posts on it.

edit: here you go:
http://bikeisland.com/cgi-bin/BKTK_S...ls&ProdID=1084
Yes, I had seen a lot on here about the Kilo frame, haha. It seems to get a lot of love. Thanks.
Hmm, looking here, I don't see that they have 56cm. That's mainly what I have been going with. I'm a sort of a noob though, is there some other way to get around that?
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if you haven't heard anything about pake then you aren't paying close enough attention. using the search function will yield you several threads about a pake a month.

it's cheap, it's heavy, it's plain ol' straight gauge tubing.
the kilo tt on bike island is cheaper, and not as heavy, and comes in a variety of colors
that's why it's more popular. i have a pake and a kilo tt, and why anyone would buy a pake new with the tt available is beyond me.
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if you haven't heard anything about pake then you aren't paying close enough attention. using the search function will yield you several threads about a pake a month.

it's cheap, it's heavy, it's plain ol' straight gauge tubing.
the kilo tt on bike island is cheaper, and not as heavy, and comes in a variety of colors
that's why it's more popular. i have a pake and a kilo tt, and why anyone would buy a pake new with the tt available is beyond me.
That's perfect. Thanks a bunch.
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Old 01-26-09, 08:20 PM   #11
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im riding my frame second hand (tony fast beat it up good before me and i got it real cheap from him) and its still great 3 years into its life. its slightly heavier than a frame twice or tripple its cost, but thats why those frames are $800. it uses tange tubing which is good/ better than no name tubing. its a very nice basic frame and it will last many years. my one problem with mine is that the paint it chipping in a few spots and that usually means rust, but thats another story. if you want a cheap reliable frame, go with PAKE
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