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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...???

    Quote Originally Posted by Bikedued View Post
    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.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_in_Miami View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by buldogge View Post
    $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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