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Old 06-01-10, 11:56 AM   #1
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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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Old 06-01-10, 12:08 PM   #2
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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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Old 06-01-10, 12:20 PM   #6
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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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Old 06-01-10, 12:23 PM   #7
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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.

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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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Old 06-01-10, 12:35 PM   #13
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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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Old 06-01-10, 12:40 PM   #15
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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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Old 06-01-10, 12:47 PM   #16
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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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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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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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