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    So im buying a PAKE frame...

    to upgrade my old Dawes SST and i cant find the exact frame online of the one the bike shop said,its a frame set for 195.95 incl. fork and what not,Are these frames lighter than the dawes? and if its the one i found,it says it has a back brake thing drilled in,is there anyway i can just saw this off the bike or will it compromise the intregrity of the frame? any info on these will be appreciated.
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    They are heavy.

    whats a back brake thing

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    I have one and it's definitely not light. But feels like it should be able to take a good beating

    Why would you want to saw off the rear brake bridge? That's jackass

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    No one is going to make fun of you for having a rear brake bridge dude.

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    even my bike without brake drillings have a bridge
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    haha not making fun it just bothers me,is it heaver than the dawes sst or about the same you think?
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    I don't think a Pake qualifies as an upgrade. Tell us what you don't like about the SST and maybe we can be a little more helpful.

    Also:
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    War Is God.
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    Just the color and the decals,i got it for super cheap and dont like blue or the decals that i cannot remove.
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    The bridge is there for a reason, regardless of brake drilling or not, as ichitz said. And besides, you won't be looking at the bridge while riding, right? So don't let it bother you.

    I can't make weight comparisons, because I've never ridden or held an SST in my hand. But, the pake is indeed heavy. Definitely heavier than my old Scrambler.

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    Well, for less than the price of the Pake, I'd just have the Dawes stripped and powdercoated. If you're hell-bent on replacing the frame, I'd forget the Pake and consider better frames that would cost the same or little more.

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    I have one last question,lets say i just do get the pake would i be able to switch all the parts from the dawes over I.E. Bottom bracket,crank,headset etc

    here is the dawes specs

    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/dawes/sst.htm
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    pake frame blows; get something else.
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    the only reason i want it is i dont wanna wait,they have one at bells bikes for 190 with fork i can get today,i hate having to wait from the internet.
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    Parts should be compatible. Both appear to use 1 1/8" threadless headsets, assuming you're getting the matched fork.

    The Pake frame actually looks like a substantial downgrade at the end of the day. It's straight-gauge CrMo vs tripple-butted on the Dawes. The Pake is almost certainly a good bit heavier.

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    Damn,thank you for your help,any advice around a good black frame with removable decals for around that price?
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    Anyone know where that website is to buy the stripper Kilo tt frames only? i know its like a tropical themed site ha
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    and what about the mark v vs the pake? like i said,180 is not terrible for a frame/fork,im gonna end up spending 120 to powdercoat,30 on philly carshare to get there and back and i still dont have a BRAND new frame ha,i just wanna know how much heaver the damn PAKE is
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    Just paint your frame with industrial grade rattle can paint. If you prep it properly you will have a finish as durable or more than the stock finish. And it will only cost you like $20. I mean, you want black....you have like 34,903 options for black paint.

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    See i heard that thats the WORST possible thing to do and plus i would have no idea how to strip,prime,how many coats of paint PLUS i live in a small inner city apartment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PedallingATX View Post
    pake frame blows; get something else.
    Why does it "blow"? It doesn't feel flimsy, and the geometry is fine, and it's cheap.

    Am I missing something, besides the fact that it's heavy?

    Maybe I'm biased because my frame is a Pake but it feels perfectly fine to me.

    I don't mind the weight thing so much. Moar exercise.

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    Well how insanely heavy is it nate? i mean its not TERRIBLE for 179 or whatever it is with the fork is it? ha
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Messenger View Post
    Just paint your frame with industrial grade rattle can paint. If you prep it properly you will have a finish as durable or more than the stock finish. And it will only cost you like $20. I mean, you want black....you have like 34,903 options for black paint.
    It most certainly will not be anywhere near as durable as the stock finish.

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    i mean is the dawes i currently have THAT much better? wtf
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    i might just cover my dawes in stickers haha **** it
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    you are swapping one cheap bike for another. spend the extra money and get a iro.
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