Hi, all. I've been looking for a new touring frame for the past year that is both light, has canti studs, is strong enough for fully-loaded tours and has the ability to fit 29er tires for some light off-roading. Oh, and it has to be relatively cheap (ie, $500 is pushing it). My find: the origin 8 cx700 frame, here: http://www.origin8.com/page_id=91&sh...set&cl1=FRAMES
Its MSRP is $200, and its got all the other criteria fulfilled too... only problem is that I cannot find it in Canada, and any US distributor I have found has insane shipping rates. Any recommendations on places to look, or Canadian cycle shops willing to order in Origin 8 frames?