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Origin 8 stem or PureFixCycles stem?

Old 06-06-14, 04:27 PM
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Origin 8 stem or PureFixCycles stem?

Yesterday someone stole my bike stem. I ordered this one Origin-8 Pro Fit Alloy Ergo Stem - 25.4mm (+/- 8-degrees). Are those logos on it removable? I could find anything that didn't have ugly logos all over it. I finally found one that I like from PureFixCycles their Fixie Stem for $18 does anyone own this stem? It looks a lot better than the origin 8 stem, I have not received the stem yet and I can't return it for a refund. I am making plans to sell it if I can't get those logos off. Thank you for any help.
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Old 06-06-14, 04:46 PM
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The Pure Fix stem is literally made of cheese.
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Old 06-06-14, 05:00 PM
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What kind?
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What's a fixie stem? Can it take the abuse of riding beyond the cafe?
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Old 06-06-14, 05:17 PM
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Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
What kind?
I've never tasted it but it appears to be of the hard, crumbly variety.
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I don't want to pay more than 30 dollars, I guess I will learn to love the origin 8 stem. Maybe I'll go over the logos with paint marker?
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try acetone, if that doesnt work, eat it.
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Get the Origin8 and don't worry about it. I used an Origin8 stem for a couple months while dialing my bike in and honestly, they're pretty darn nice. The logos are etched in I believe and barely noticeable. Very light and plenty stiff IMO. I'd actually say it's a better piece than the NOS Profile Designs stem I swapped it out for (length issue, not performance). I've sampled a handful of Origin8 parts while figuring out my bike and quality has not been issue at all. I've used their:

ProForm UL pedals (great platform pedals, just switched to SPD today)
brake cable stops (still using)
bar-end brake levers (still using)
urban aero seat (still using)
stem (no complaints)
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Old 06-06-14, 10:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Newtofolders View Post
I don't want to pay more than 30 dollars, I guess I will learn to love the origin 8 stem. Maybe I'll go over the logos with paint marker?
I shall grant you this one wish.
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
That's perfect exactly what I want, I will contact the seller of the origin8 stem and ask to cancel the order. Is the 83/97 the 8 degree rise? Thank you.
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Old 06-07-14, 12:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Newtofolders View Post
That's perfect exactly what I want, I will contact the seller of the origin8 stem and ask to cancel the order. Is the 83/97 the 8 degree rise? Thank you.
Pretty sure that's a 7 degree rise/drop.
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Old 06-07-14, 12:46 AM
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97-83=14/2=7 deg.
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OK. I've canceled the origin 8 stem order, I really wanted something without logos. Thank you all for the help.
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Old 06-07-14, 05:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Newtofolders View Post
OK. I've canceled the origin 8 stem order, I really wanted something without logos. Thank you all for the help.
I hope you didn't buy the purefixed on instead... theirs is lower quality than the origin 8 one.

Also I found this for their description of their stems:
This stem is 80mm with a 7 degree grade.
Pretty much sums up my confidence in their brand. =0
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Old 06-07-14, 06:18 PM
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No I didn't get the purefix stem. I got one from the site recommended byscrodzilla. I like the more cylindrical look and finish + no logos.
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