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    Dear Scrod,
    now that you are selling the pake french, i would like to hear your opinions on it if you have any. I am thinking about making this my new build. its hard to find informed opinions on this frame, but it seems pretty nice. and if its as resilient as the rum runner, then i would be real happy.

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    I think the French 75 - and Pake frames in general - are considerably better than most people give them credit for.

    My only beef with the French 75 is the single-sided dropouts, but that's a relatively minor complaint. Overall quality is quite good, the welds look tidy, the included carbon fork is above average and the finish looks great. I've considered building one up for myself but already have an aluminum bike I like very much and can't really justify having two bikes that would be built up so similarly.
    Last edited by Scrodzilla; 04-22-12 at 06:58 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    I think the French 75 - and Pake frames in general - are considerably better than most people give them credit for.

    My only beef with the French 75 is the single-sided dropouts, but that's a relatively minor complaint. Overall quality is quite good, the welds look tidy, the included carbon fork is above average and the finish looks great. I've considered building one up for myself but already have an aluminum bike I like very much and can't really justify having two bikes that would be built up so similarly.
    sweet, this is most likely gonna be my next build once i start working full time and can actually afford it.haha
    i love the blue that they come in. its great having an actual informed opinion on one finally.

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    I think it's really weird that we're not seeing more of them.

    I think a lot of people just dismiss Pake as a cheapo frame but overall quality of both the Rum Runner and the French 75 is extremely consistent.

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    Dear Scrod,

    This is a road forum cross post, but I was hoping you could help me out. Do you know of a fork similar to the ENVE Road 2.0 fork (http://www.enve.com/forks/2.0.aspx) that comes with a 1" steerer? So some sort of oversized carbon fork with straight edges.

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dk2ck View Post
    Dear Scrod,

    This is a road forum cross post, but I was hoping you could help me out. Do you know of a fork similar to the ENVE Road 2.0 fork (http://www.enve.com/forks/2.0.aspx) that comes with a 1" steerer? So some sort of oversized carbon fork with straight edges.

    Thanks!
    I just went through a few of our bigger distributors' catalogs and came up with nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    I just went through a few of our bigger distributors' catalogs and came up with nothing.
    Bummer... thanks for looking! I would imagine there isn't a way to use a 1 1/8" fork on a 1" head tube, right?

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    My stuff in the mail rasta?

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    See the first post in this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dk2ck View Post
    Bummer... thanks for looking! I would imagine there isn't a way to use a 1 1/8" fork on a 1" head tube, right?
    Only on Reverse Physics Day.

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    My bad rasta, tracking number got emailed long ago. Good looking out.

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    Jucifer doesn't even sound reggae nor ska. Odd.
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    If that was my house and you put your stupid bike in my flower garden to take a picture, I would come outside in my underwear and light you on fire.

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    Scrod;

    Calling people rasta, yay or a nay?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GNRC View Post
    Scrod;

    Calling people rasta, yay or a nay?
    Wouldn't this be the same as calling someone with a buzz or shaved head "skinhead" in some "I'm just trying to get a rise out of you" sort of menacing way?

    /notscrod
    THE DEVIL

    Originally Posted by Scrodzilla
    If that was my house and you put your stupid bike in my flower garden to take a picture, I would come outside in my underwear and light you on fire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dk2ck View Post
    Dear Scrod,

    This is a road forum cross post, but I was hoping you could help me out. Do you know of a fork similar to the ENVE Road 2.0 fork (http://www.enve.com/forks/2.0.aspx) that comes with a 1" steerer? So some sort of oversized carbon fork with straight edges.

    Thanks!
    Keep an eye out for used stuff. An old threadless 1" full carbon litespeed fork came and went through our used section pretty quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GNRC View Post
    Scrod;

    Calling people rasta, yay or a nay?


    I am looking forward to the answer to this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GNRC View Post
    Scrod;

    Calling people rasta, yay or a nay?
    I don't call people "Rasta" because I'm not Rastafarian.

    Recently when Angie and I were in West Palm Beach, we encountered this reggae dude named Prince Thompson who ran across the street yelling "Rasta! Rasta people make the world go 'round!" and invited us to a show he was playing in town. We ended up having a couple of beers with him and talked about a lot of really cool ****.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Santaria View Post
    Wouldn't this be the same as calling someone with a buzz or shaved head "skinhead" in some "I'm just trying to get a rise out of you" sort of menacing way?

    /notscrod
    Not necessarily. Rasta dudes commonly refer to each other as so, as well as making up countless nicknames for one another. I can tell when someone is being respectful or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dk2ck View Post
    Dear Scrod,

    This is a road forum cross post, but I was hoping you could help me out. Do you know of a fork similar to the ENVE Road 2.0 fork (http://www.enve.com/forks/2.0.aspx) that comes with a 1" steerer? So some sort of oversized carbon fork with straight edges.

    Thanks!
    Leader used to sell there S805 carbon/steel fork in 1" threaded. You may still be able to get some old stock on their ebay page. I bought one several months back for an old GT road frame and it seems to be good quality (if a bit heavy compared to a full carbon fork).

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    I'm pretty sure those are long gone.

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    Dear Scrod
    Do you prefer riding alone or in a group?

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    It really depends on the situation. Sometimes riding in a group is fun and other times, it's a complete cluster****.

    Typically, I prefer going out alone or with Angie.

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    I'm picking up the last parts to finish my RG Excel and ii have a couple questions.
    I want to fully put it together myself without taking it to a lbs and pops has most of the tools needed except for a lockring wrench and bb tool, which i will get from you.
    but i was wondering if theres any prep i have to do on the frame for the bb and headset? I'm putting sram s300 on it do i have to get the bottom bracket faced and chased?
    the headset is a vp comp from Rg do i have to do anything to the head tube? or can i just press it in

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    Scrod! One of evilcryalotmores friends built an Excel!




    Do you think it'll get a movie? Maybe evil himself will ride it? Who knows?
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    we all know badasses go with chris king headsets... are you a badass or weaksauce?

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    While I don't approve of that gear ratio on a brakeless "commuter", I do think it's a decent looking bike.

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