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Eighthinch.com V2 Scrambler frame...opinions?

Old 07-22-09, 11:03 PM
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Eighthinch.com V2 Scrambler frame...opinions?

Anyone have an opinion or review of this new frame and the customer service that Eighthinch.com provides. Looking to build up a cheap ss for the wifey to cruise the neighborhood. Thanks.
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Old 07-22-09, 11:08 PM
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Whats your budget? Even with such a cheap frame you may end up paying more than you would for a decent complete bike of equal/greater quality.
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Old 07-23-09, 05:10 AM
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Out of many track frames I've owned the V1 Scrambler frame has been one of my favorites. It handles well, holds up to city riding and is inexpensive so it's a good lockup bike.
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Old 07-23-09, 09:09 PM
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^^ I have alot of spare parts laying around...so build up cost is not such an issue, as opposed to buying a complete bike.
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Old 07-27-09, 08:46 AM
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Here are some pics if that helps:










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what was your thought process when deciding on those decals?
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Old 07-27-09, 09:51 AM
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what was your thought process when deciding on those decals?
Wanted to keep it simple and with the price point we realized most people wouldn't even apply the decals or maybe just the headbadge...
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have you guys built any up yet? It would be awesome to see some build photos! I've been thinking about getting one but cant decide! Convince me!
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Old 07-27-09, 02:33 PM
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have you guys built any up yet? It would be awesome to see some build photos! I've been thinking about getting one but cant decide! Convince me!
We just did a photo shoot with Peter from Cog Magazine for our new website- we should have pics soon!
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Old 07-27-09, 03:06 PM
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This question is probably irrelevant, but why is that extra piece of steel welded between the down tube and the head tube?
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Originally Posted by Zachee View Post
This question is probably irrelevant, but why is that extra piece of steel welded between the down tube and the head tube?
I was also wondering this. I guessed it was for more structural integrity perhaps? Frame looks pretty nice though.
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Maybe the extra piece is for strenghth when doing tricks or hitting the side of a car at 26mph
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who does tricks at 26mph????
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It's called a gusset. Check it out on some BMX frames..
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Yes- gusset to strengthen that joint on the frame.
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Maybe the extra piece is for strenghth when doing tricks or hitting the side of a car at 26mph
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who does tricks at 26mph????
Yeah, he did leave off a comma or two.
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Old 07-29-09, 08:22 AM
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Here's the two we used in the photo shoots. They held up great. We should get the nice shots from Peter soon but until then here are our own. The photo shoot was really fun though. We shot all night Thursday going all through the streets of MKE. I'll get the pictures posted when we get them in.

And of those of you who haven't noticed, our blog recently crashed and we transfered over to a new address here - http://eighthinch.wordpress.com/. Let me know what you guys think!







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I really like the shape of those classic track bars.
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Those stems look... out of place. Affordable, nice-looking fixed gear stuff with 3T road stems just tickles my funny bone right.
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Any shots of the carbon fork? Also do the top tubes on all the sizes slant upward from seatpost to stem?
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Old 08-03-09, 08:32 AM
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All sizes do have a sloping top tube. We don't have any built up with carbon forks yet but maybe we'll try to get one done for you all to see.

In the mean time here's a few pictures from the photo shoot we just got back. They turned out pretty sweet.









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that bearded guy looks like the guy who made the touring movie.
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that sure is a purdy bike.
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My son and I both ride V1 Scramblers and are totally happy with how they have performed. From what I read about the changes on the V2 it's only getting better.

I've ordered several parts from 1/8" without any issues with customer service.
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How much do these weigh?
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