I'm building up an Origin-8 Mixer frame for my girlfriend, since one of her requirements was a low top bar. However, now that I'm building it up, I'm realizing just why the frame is so damned cheap compared to most mixte's. The small crossbar between the seat stays seem to be welded almost an inch too low. The website claims that the frame clears 700x52, but I'm having trouble with a 32, and probably even a 25. Are there any solutions to this problem?
Bike is upside down in this picture
Just for future Origin-8 Mixer buyers -- the front brake requires a long-reach brake with 700c wheels, but the rear brake is regular. There's no indentation in the chainstay where the chainring would be, so buy a wide bottom bracket! And unless this frame is defective, plan to use 700x23c wheels, and don't be heavy :-p