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    Origin 8 classique cargo handlebar/basket combo

    i saw one on a surly today. looks.....substantial.
    searched the archives and found origin-8 stuff discussed, but not the cargo bar.

    if you own one could i get an opinion, please?
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    Looks interesting. I've never seen one.

    I went on their site, Looks like the handlebars are included.
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    I have one, and yes, it's weighty. I haven't weighed it, but it ain't light. Also, and this is clear from the pics, it's quite deep, so you either wind up with very high bars, or a basket rubbing the front wheel. There are two clamp bars, so there's some accommodation for height, but in any case it's a high rise situation.

    Ultimately, depending on a) how much room you have between tire and stem, and b) how sporty a setup you want, this combo will be somewhere between 'doesn't work at all," and "not very sporty".

    It's cool, though, and chicks dig it.

    Just about all the other combo bar/baskets I've seen have shallower mounting depth, though are also more expensive. This basket is deep, though.
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    Mine's not mounted, so I just weighed it: 1485g or about 3 1/4 pounds!
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    I ordered one for my mongoose beast fat tire, doubt that the weight will be an issue. It is also my understanding that the classic is shallow but the newer ones are deep and the bar ends a little wider. At least I'm hoping that is true, will know in a week.
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    Looks interesting, but not sure how it would play with the geometry of the bike. Would be interesting to see if a MagicShine kind of light could be mounted on the leading edge of the platform, though...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdswitters View Post
    I ordered one for my mongoose beast fat tire, doubt that the weight will be an issue. It is also my understanding that the classic is shallow but the newer ones are deep and the bar ends a little wider. At least I'm hoping that is true, will know in a week.
    I hadn't noticed the new version has a shallower, two-wire basket. The older one had a deeper, 3-wire basket, but overall height looks the same, bar width spec is the same, and model name, Classique Cargo, is the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chaadster View Post
    I hadn't noticed the new version has a shallower, two-wire basket. The older one had a deeper, 3-wire basket, but overall height looks the same, bar width spec is the same, and model name, Classique Cargo, is the same.
    just arrived, basket is indeed shallower, bar width is probably the same, which is still a bit narrow but I'll get over it.
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    It has been installed, and last night we took the bikes to old town for an outdoor adventure film festival. I loaded up the front with two lawn chairs, blanket and clothes for the ride home in the dark. While this doesn't work for every bike it worked great on the walgoose fat tire. Pictures soon, too dark last night after I remembered. Glad to get rid of the seatpost rack, that just didn't work on anything where the bike bounced.
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    Lawn chairs?!?!
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    i love old town fc! used to have a streetcar system. there's one of their cars or electric buses at the railroad museum in golden.
    alright folks, picture up! lawn chairs, too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Artkansas View Post
    Looks interesting. I've never seen one.

    I went on their site, Looks like the handlebars are included.
    i'm gonna go hunt that dude/dudette down at the bike cafe. i've seen it often enough
    that he/she may work there....or just be a regular. i want to check the clearances
    and get input. would prefer the older one to carry more stuff i don't need, snort!

    are the bars farther/further (difference?) apart for better control w/ a heavy load?
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    I'm thinking about getting one (pending results of medical testing and clearance from provider to ride again). I could order from Amazon, but I would like to get full credit if this doesn't work for my purposes.

    Think that there would be any issues if I were to wrap a bit of inner tube around the bar where the stem clamps on? The intent is to reduce/eliminate marring of the products finish.
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