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Origin8 Uno Bicycle

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Origin8 53/54cm Uno fixed-gear bicycle. New, $550.00

Part# 94750

  • Frame is 4130 double-butted chromoly steel, fork is aluminum alloy.
  • Brakeset: Promax dual-pivot
  • Hubs: KT alumunum
  • Handlebar: Aluminum bullhorn
  • Rear cog: 18-tooth
  • The bike comes set up for 1/8" chain. Both the chainring and the rear fixed cog are 1/8".
  • The rear hub is threaded on both sides with the flip side threaded for a freewheel.

We were asked how fat a tire this bike can accommodate. Here's what we learned:

  • The front will not accommodate a beefy 32c tire like the Vittoria Randonneur.¬†Perhaps someone offers a thinner 32c, or using a 30c. In any case, a normal 28c is about as big as one can expect to fit the forks well.
  • The rear, using the length of chain on it, will accommodate a 32c easily, and by lengthening the chain and mounting the wheel further back in the track dropouts, will allow an even bigger tire.
  • We posted a few pictures of our tire width accommodation testing at the bottom of this post. Or just click here.

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Side view

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Front view

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From behind

Fork close-up

Close-up of the head tube and top of the aluminum alloy fork.

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Close-up of the crankset. Nicely finished.

Rear hub

The dual-sided rear hub with it freewheel (right side) and fixed gear.

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The cockpit, showing the stem, tape and brake levers.

Testing the bike for tire width accommodation:

First, here's a Kenda 700 x 26:

Tire width test

Here's the 26c tire mounted in front.

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Mounted in back, seen between the chainstays

Kenda 26c tire

Another shot of the 26c tire mounted in back.

Vittoria Randonneur 700 x 32:

Vittoria Randonneur tire

Here's the 32c Vittoria tire mounted on the rear wheel.

Vittoria tire

Chainstay clearance

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If the chain is lengthened, there is room in the dropout to move the wheel back and gain more clearance.

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Like so. We cheated and simply removed the chain for this demonstration.

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Resulting in sufficient clearance at the chainstays

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And at the seatstays,