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Old 10-03-10, 12:52 PM   #1
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Pake Alumnium Frame

http://store.somafab.com/paaltrfrset.html

Price is too high. By a lot.
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Old 10-03-10, 12:57 PM   #2
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Lightweight butted aluminum frame with no goofy tube shapes
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Old 10-03-10, 01:00 PM   #3
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$450 is around how much a quality track aluminum frame costs nowadays.
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Old 10-03-10, 01:17 PM   #4
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Looks cool but I'd still rather have a Leader.
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Old 10-03-10, 04:54 PM   #5
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Looks cool but I'd still rather have a Leader.
I agree. A nice fat down tubed one.
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i'm still kicking myself for not buying a brassknuckle when they where available but would not want this one...
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Old 10-03-10, 05:30 PM   #7
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Alien V2, $400; is what I would buy if I had $500 budget for an aluminum frame.
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That is too expensive imo. Too many other good options out there like the aforementioned Leader & Alien, and others like the MTT, etc...
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alien frame: how can anybody ride a 56cm frame with a 59,5cm top tube?
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alien frame: how can anybody ride a 56cm frame with a 59,5cm top tube?
Actually that might actually fit me pretty well. I ride 58cm frames because my torso is so long in comparison to my legs. I almost have no standover flatfooted, like if I were in boxers my junk would be pressed against the TT, but if I'm in cycling shorts I have about 5mm of clearance. However, the TT fits well.
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Old 10-03-10, 05:58 PM   #12
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NO GOOFY TUBE SHAPES. I'll keep my team track
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Actually that might actually fit me pretty well. I ride 58cm frames because my torso is so long in comparison to my legs. I almost have no standover flatfooted, like if I were in boxers my junk would be pressed against the TT, but if I'm in cycling shorts I have about 5mm of clearance. However, the TT fits well.

i ride around 60cm frames with 57-58cm tt and 110 stem. 59,5 feels just so long for the actual frame size. would suspect a top tube like this on a way over 60cm frame but not a 56.
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5lbs for aluminum frame and fork? no thx. everything about Pake just sucks...
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alien frame: how can anybody ride a 56cm frame with a 59,5cm top tube?
that works for me. I'm 6'5". so it'll offer huge saddle-bar drop
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Old 10-03-10, 07:32 PM   #16
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Price is too high. By a lot.
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You can get a decent condition used bianchi pcept for less than that price...
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alien frame: how can anybody ride a 56cm frame with a 59,5cm top tube?
this is geo of my old Raleigh aluminum road bike, intense
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Iv been waiting and waiting on this frame. Now I just hope BTI carries it so I can get it for cheap. Otherwise ill pick up something else.
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I'd rather have the Motobecane Team Track or the Leader 725 for an aluminium track bike.
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5lbs for aluminum frame and fork? no thx. everything about Pake just sucks...
Well that's a bit harsh. Their steel frames and cranks seem to be a good value for entry level stuff.
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5lbs for aluminum frame and fork? no thx. everything about Pake just sucks...
it says 3.5 on the soma site, where are you getting 5?
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everything about Pake just sucks...
I don't agree with this at all. Their steel frames - even though they may be a little on the heavy side - are solid, well made and of above decent quality. Except for Jimmy's. His totally sucks.

I'm sure the aluminum version is a fine frame...just a little overpriced for what it is.
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