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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 11-15-10, 07:55 AM   #1
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new origin 8 frame

anyone know what pricing of this frameset is, or if its available yet, looks to be pretty beefy with fender mounts, could be a good city/commuter bike...

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Old 11-15-10, 08:05 AM   #2
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That's pretty ugly.
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Old 11-15-10, 08:08 AM   #3
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looks like a slug
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I've used Origin8 components and I like them.

Good value for the money.

As for what this frameset looks like built up, I don't know.
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Am I looking at it wrong? What's with the upward-pointing track ends?

That colour really brings out the ugly welds.
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Am I looking at it wrong? What's with the upward-pointing track ends?

That colour really brings out the ugly welds.
upward facing track ends mean that the brake pads stay aligned with the rims as the chain wears. If they're straight, you have to continually readjust.
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Its basic black and the frame aesthetics do leave a lot to be desired.

A pity, considering Origin8 makes pretty good stuff.

This is one frame that brings out all the detractors on here!
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While origin8 parts are affordable, I don't particularly like them. at all. This frame is blaaaaah
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My black cat's like yours. He is a sweet big boy!
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looks like it belongs in Mad Max
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i feel like it's good to see an alu design that doesn't look like a pista concept.

still, this one is a little offensive and reminds me of a pk ripper standing on its head.

feels bad, man.
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