23. July 2008 237 words ~2 minutes read

Origin-8 and Sun Bicycles

I am no detective, but figuring out this last one did require a bit of tenacity. I was joyfully plodding through my latest VeloNews when I came across an ad for Origin-8. The ad displayed a beautiful urban three-speed bike called the “Cykel 3-Spd”. I love urban bikes. Especially ones in the Belgian fashion. If I had a commute I would grab one of these. But since I work from home I will stay with shoes.
I jumped on the laptop and typed in www.origin-8.com. Nothing on the site has anything about the bike. Crazy. It has images of beautiful frames for everything but the urban dweller. Now I was engaged.

Off to google typing in, “Cykel 3-spd origin 8”. One item from a terrific blog I have visited in the past: BikesForTheRestOfUs. Bingo. But they call it the “Cyckel”. Looks like Sun Bicycles makes it. Special thanks to Fritz at CommuteByBike for the final leg of info and image.

Here are the 2008 specs:
Frame: Lugged steel (52, 54, 56)
Fork: Lugged steel
Brakes: Chang Start Alloy Lever w/ resin body
Handlebar: Classic Alloy Scorcher bar
Saddle: Classic with coil springs & brass rivets
Shifter: SRAM T-3
Hub (rear): SRAM T-3 internal gear hub, 36H
Rims: Weinmann ZAC-19 Alloy rim, 700C x 36H
Tires: Kenda K-198 Eurotour 700 x 35C

Matt Smart
outsideallday.com Contributor