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Old 06-21-10, 11:19 AM   #1
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Origin-8 Folding Bikes

I wasnt aware that they had a line of bicycles that included three folding bikes. I checkeed on prices and the SS and 3 speed are in the $300-360 range. http://www.origin-8.com/products.php?cl1=BICYCLES
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Old 06-21-10, 05:27 PM   #2
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Many manufacturers recognsed the growing folder niche and so are buying OEM bikes and rebranding them. These look like a case in point.
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The F7 Speed was the first folder I had seen at a LBS here in Houston last Aug and the test rides impressed me enough that I was really tempted to buy it but the $400 price seemed high. But I became enamored with the DT Mini and bought one (08 floor model) instead. Now 10 months later I have 5 folders and occasionally I think about the F7 and wonder if it's new owner gets as much enjoyment riding it as I do with my Mini, Ciao, Speed TR and E3s.

BTW, the F7 was sold after sitting in the LBS for 7-8 months. We don't have a lot of folder fanatics here in H-town. Strangely, though I've recently seen two vintage Dahons (E5 and Stowaway) advertised on Houston.Craigslist. The Stowaway is available for $150; the E5 sold really fast for $80 and it looked to be in good condition.
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The 3 speed with coaster brake is what interested me. I have a new 3 speed hub with rim and I am waiting to get a Boardwalk from a family memeber. Thor is sold out of the garage sale Boardwalks.
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Watch out Downtube.
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Performance Bike is selling the 2010 S1 for $219 on sale; regular price $259.
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this is the cheapest I could find the F1 http://www.biking.com/buy-bike-acces...f1-select.html
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I wasnt aware that they had a line of bicycles that included three folding bikes.
Are these rebranded Dahons?
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performance also sells rebranded dahon bikes
downtube, I think, use licensed parts from dahon and are similar in design. I think it said that somewhere on the downtube website

those origin8 folders are rebranded dahons.
It should be easy to tell from the design of the frame, position of the frame hinge, seat post diameter and the telescoping handlebars.
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