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Old 05-14-14, 01:47 PM   #451
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What's the rum runner like?
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Old 05-14-14, 11:54 PM   #452
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It likes singing in the shower, romantic dinners and long walks on the beach.
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Piņa Coladas, getting caught in the rain...
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Old 05-15-14, 09:35 AM   #454
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It likes singing in the shower, romantic dinners and long walks on the beach.

Same old scrod I remember. Except now you can see his face in his photo.
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New build, still tweaking.

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^^^ Very clean build !
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Thanks.

Unfortunately had to swap the -17 black stem for a 0 degree silver Nitto Dynamic 2 as my 42 year old back couldn't quite take it. But the less drop let me lower the stem a bit - aesthetic trade offs.

Rides beautifully. Can't really see from the shakey photo but it's got Suzue Pro Max hubs laced to H-Son Plus Archetypes and Campy Record Pista cranks. Kinda of an indulgent build but found the frame on eBay for $150 so I splurged a bit. Really nice ride and tight geometry without being too harsh, just like everyone says about these frames.
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2014 rum runner



Here's mine. 2014 Rum Runner. Double butted now to boot. Bonus. Bought from retrogression obviously.
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^^^Nice looking Pake, but I don't think the frame tubing is double-butted.
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I didn't either but

Then I took delivery and found this sticker. I emailed the pake guys and they said it was as well. Looks like it's internally butted but what do I know. Anyway, something for all the kilo TT clones out there to munch on. Anybody know what level of Tange this is?
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New build, still tweaking.

looks great, what hubs/tires have you got on those archetypes?

how are they riding?
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^^^Nice looking Pake, but I don't think the frame tubing is double-butted.
The current frames certainly are.
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Suzue Pro Max hubs and 28mm Panaracer T-Serv messengers.

The entire drivetrain and ride is amazing. Best fixed I've had. Been tweaking the cockpit a bit but I love the ride.

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looks great, what hubs/tires have you got on those archetypes?

how are they riding?
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Then I took delivery and found this sticker. I emailed the pake guys and they said it was as well. Looks like it's internally butted but what do I know. Anyway, something for all the kilo TT clones out there to munch on. Anybody know what level of Tange this is?
That's great, because it should make the frame a lot lighter w/o affecting its strength or stiffness. Still, I find it curious that there is no mention of this significant upgrade on the Pake website >>> PAKE | Product Detail > Rum Runner Steel Track Frame

Almost all tubing is internally butted, so there is no visible sign that the tubing is butted. I'm guessing that the tubing grade is similar to Tange Infinity, which is on a par with 4130 chromoly. Perhaps someone more knowledgeable like Scrod can shed more light on this.
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The current frames certainly are.
Perhaps the RG website needs to be updated.
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That's great, because it should make the frame a lot lighter w/o affecting its strength or stiffness.
Yea it's a lot lighter frame than people give it credit for. With the retrogression fork and some not so light Weinmann DP-18s/thickslicks. I'd still say it's 21 lbs at the most. I got 19-21 lbs on my bathroom scale. The Pake folk don't much care for weight weenie talk. They are all about butter soft commuter bikes that eat pot holes for breakfast. Mission accomplished.
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I would love to build up a bike using the chrome Rush frameset. Keep everything chrome, black, or leather. I was really close to pulling the trigger and ordering the frame... but my hard drive died in my macbook so I had to spend $600 replacing that.

The next bike I get will either be a build with a Rush or a 735 as the frame.

You Soma folks have some really nice looking bikes!
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Old 09-09-14, 08:32 PM   #468
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My new Pake. So far, success.

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Nice work! How do you like the bike so far?
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What wheels are those
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seen this? soma wolverine.
sliding dropouts, belt drive compatible, geared, ss...whatever you want.


Wolverine | SOMA Fabrications

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sliding dropouts, belt drive compatible, geared, ss...whatever you want.


Wolverine | SOMA Fabrications
Damn, that's nice. Thanks for pointing it out.
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DT Swiss RR 1.2s on Formulas. Ive been riding them for 4 years and have only had to true them twice. They aren't the lightest but they've been dependable as all hell.
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Old 10-28-14, 07:33 PM   #474
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The current frames certainly are.
Oh wow, didn't even notice the sticker when I took it off my 2014..
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Small but significant update to my Khaki Soma Rush

I have been using an internal cam quick release skewer with my rear Wabi wheel, which should work fine, but for some reason the wheel keeps slipping in the dropout under load. So, I've installed the Surly Tugnut from my Kilo WT, which doesn't really need it since it has a standard nutted track axle, and installed a conventional open cam QR instead. Problem solved.

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