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Old 06-13-09, 05:58 PM   #1
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Origin 8 Del Pasado

Am researching this frameset.

Any opinions would be appreciated as i have never rode or seen one or know anyone who has.

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Old 06-14-09, 08:09 AM   #2
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Yeah I was wondering the same thing. They are just so cheap.
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Old 06-14-09, 10:11 AM   #3
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yeah at adrenaline they have em for 180 plus 40 for shipping but i cant find any real geometry or stand over heights
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you know that thing costs $99 retail.
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i like the low seat stays!
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you know that thing costs $99 retail.
nah that's wholesale.
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thats it, wholesale. it doesn't matter, the bike is still kinda iffy
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takes a 25.4 seatpost or something. cheap crappy tubing. would not buy. get a scrambler instead.
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better idea the tomasso agusta is on sale for like 225 plus free shipping for the frame and fork in white blue and orange @ rs cycle

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bike is not for me, or anyone i know.

i am simply looking for opinions, not suggestions, but thanks.
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bike is not for me, or anyone i know.

i am simply looking for opinions, not suggestions, but thanks.
ok, here is an opinion. crap. a big pile of steaming **** kicked out of a factory in china. horrible tubing, ugly welds, but it looks like it could bar spin
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i like the low seat stays!
reminds me of my mbk that i was originally going to convert to fixed. ended up building up the frame with some gears

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4 posts up: "kinda iffy"

last post: "pile of steaming ****"

lol. which one is it?
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4 posts up: "kinda iffy"

last post: "pile of steaming ****"

lol. which one is it?
4 posts up is some tomasso. that's not an origin 8, just posted because it's a good deal and in the neighborhood of this origin 8 frame

the pile of **** is a motobecane, and I guarantee a good sight better than the origin 8 frame. this is based off the fact that the bit of experience i've had with origin 8 stuff has been full of lols at the terrible quality

the mbk rides great, makes for a nice commuter and much more practical than any other bike for $280 that i can think of.
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thats it, wholesale. it doesn't matter, the bike is still kinda iffy
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ok, here is an opinion. crap. a big pile of steaming **** kicked out of a factory in china. horrible tubing, ugly welds, but it looks like it could bar spin
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last post: "pile of steaming ****"

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4 posts up is some tomasso. that's not an origin 8, just posted because it's a good deal and in the neighborhood of this origin 8 frame

the pile of **** is a motobecane, and I guarantee a good sight better than the origin 8 frame. this is based off the fact that the bit of experience i've had with origin 8 stuff has been full of lols at the terrible quality

the mbk rides great, makes for a nice commuter and much more practical than any other bike for $280 that i can think of.
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yeah lupin, i was writing a reply to joeeasy, and you posted before i hit send. wasnt calling ur moto a piece of ****.
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4130 is fine, Surly makes all there stuff out of it, and they've been doing it for a while.

Welds are completely cosmetic.

Everything comes from china/asia.

I wouldn't buy it, but it's comparable to every other cheap "track" bike.
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4130 is fine, Surly makes all there stuff out of it, and they've been doing it for a while.

Welds are completely cosmetic.

Everything comes from china/asia.

I wouldn't buy it, but it's comparable to every other cheap "track" bike.
This is what I was thinking. So the quality of this bicycle is comparable to BD bikes and the sub 500 dollar brand name bikes? Seems about right.

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yeah lupin, i was writing a reply to joeeasy, and you posted before i hit send. wasnt calling ur moto a piece of ****.
lol okay, i was all like it's not that bad.

but i'd still pass on the origin 8 frame. their pedals are garbage, but they come in colors so they sell like crazy
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takes a 25.4 seatpost or something. cheap crappy tubing. would not buy. get a scrambler instead.
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The thing is a cheap rip off of other frames. Welds look more like barbie toys-r-us bikes for $39.95.
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My buddy has one of these, he really likes it and others that have ridden it really likes it... and if I recall, it can't do bar spins cause the wheel still hits it... and I think the only major complaint is that the bottom bracket sits pretty low...
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due post some pics of your buddies bike i'm quite curious as to what one looks like in its natural habitat.
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due post some pics of your buddies bike i'm quite curious as to what one looks like in its natural habitat.
<-- this is all we have on the pc right now... before it was done completely...
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