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Old 08-25-12, 08:11 AM   #1
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Origin 8 "classique" brake levers?

Has anyone been looking for these lately, and if so have you found them anywhere? They were in the J&B catalog and I tried to order them, but they were out of stock. I started searching, and I can't even find an image of them installed on a bike, much less for sale on any websites? Do these actually exist other than on the origin8 website? They're modern yes, but not quite as obnoxious as the TRP offering.,,,,BD

http://www.origin-8.com/?page_id=91&...1=BRAKE+LEVERS
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What is obnoxious about the TRP levers? If J&B is out of stock then I guess you're stuck for now.
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Someone posted about them when they were first released, and it was nearly a 80/20 split against them.(My guesstimate) I liked them at first, until I saw them on a bike. Way too huge, and oddly shaped. They did not get a very good reception here, is all I was saying.,,,,BD
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JBI has 50 in IN and 28 in CA...???

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Has anyone been looking for these lately, and if so have you found them anywhere? They were in the J&B catalog and I tried to order them, but they were out of stock. I started searching, and I can't even find an image of them installed on a bike, much less for sale on any websites? Do these actually exist other than on the origin8 website? They're modern yes, but not quite as obnoxious as the TRP offering.,,,,BD

http://www.origin-8.com/?page_id=91&...1=BRAKE+LEVERS
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Well, apparently they neglected to contact me once they were in stock, which they suggested they could do. Oh well, I will order them later.,,,,BD
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Interesting, they look like a Tektro RL340 (which are becoming my favorites.) How does the price compare to the TRP lever?
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$19.99 wholesale...probably $30 retail/internet.

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Interesting, they look like a Tektro RL340 (which are becoming my favorites.) How does the price compare to the TRP lever?
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$19.99 wholesale...probably $30 retail/internet.
Spot on. http://www.amazon.com/Origin8-Classi...origin+8+lever
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If you get them, post some pics once you have them mounted so we can see how they look.
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So, did you ever get these? I was looking into them as an option for a build I'd thought about trying.
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After seeing the TRP, that's what I ordered. Huge or not, the quality and appearance is far beyond the Origin 8's. I have yet to put them on anything though. I have them on a set of bars, with a stem, and cross levers. I think a drop bar mountain bike would be a perfect application.,,,,BD
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I had been thinking about the TRPs, but these were like half the price, so I got hopeful that they might be worthwhile. I also found some gum hoods that could go on the old cane creek levers that I have that are the same shape as the TRPs (minus the faux drillium), so I might use those. I also liked the brown of the origin8 ones better as I'd been planning on using a brown leather saddle, but might go honey brown and can get the color of tape whatever color I want since I'm going with cotton tape and amber shellac.
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Cane Creek/Tektro are completely different design than the TRP levers, even though they're made by the same company. Yellow or white cotton wrap and amber shellac will match best with a honey Brooks. It will need about 5-6 coats to get the match really close though.,,,,BD
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