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    just ordered my first bike in 10 years

    got the fantom cross 64cm from BD (799.99)... Have been riding a borrowed motobecane 61cm for a couple of months now, while i dialed in my fit. I may change out the stem for a bit shorter one, but am excited to get it out this spring (riding on rollers for now)...

    figured i could share here without getting flamed to death... Yes, i will be doing my own work, have been tuning up all of the bikes that i can get my hands on lately, and been reading through Zinn's road cycling book...


    am ready to roll (as soon as it arrives). had to ship it to my dad's office so that someone would be available for pickup as i work all day and am not home for signature confirmation

    p.s. clyde 225# looking to get back to about 205# my baseball playing weight in college, decided to get into biking when my ankles stopped letting me run longer distances (wife and I ran couple of 1/2 marathons)

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    Excellent, and no, you shouldn't get flamed here for a BDbike. We've had a few Clydes riding them.
    on light duty due to illness; please contact my assistants for forum issues. They are Siu Blue Wind, or CbadRider or the other 3 star folk. I am currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes. I am making good progress, happily.


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    when i receive it (hopefully next week) i will document packaging/unpacking/assembly with photos etc, and update any problems that i have in the future for those who are curious.

    have given up building 4x4's until the income improves (i.e. wife finishes grad school), and i start paying off my doctorate, but used to do writeups of build progress on those sites, so it takes me back to the good 'ol days doing a build thread lol

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    Cool, and we'll be looking forward to it!

    Welcome to the herd, by the way.
    on light duty due to illness; please contact my assistants for forum issues. They are Siu Blue Wind, or CbadRider or the other 3 star folk. I am currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes. I am making good progress, happily.


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    Adam - I'll be watching for your review. If I didn't get a great deal on a used TriCross Comp last spring I was looking real close at the bike you ordered. Still considering one for my wife -- hoping to get her riding some more road miles this year (her current "road" bike is an older GF Mtb with slicks).

    On a ski forum I read, I have talked with one person who currnently has 3 BD bikes in his family and is very happy with them. I believe they are all MTB's, but I forget. I ordered an IBEX mountain bike for my daughter this past summer -- and IBEX was using basically the same business model as BD without the over-the-top marketing. Very nice bike, excellent price for what we got.

    Good luck, and enjoy the bike.

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    it arrived!!! very happy i went with the fantom cross vs the fantom CX... i put some pics and 'build' pics in the cyclocross section

    http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...8#post10327378

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    Oh my garsh! Not another BD bike!..........I'm kidding man!

    Pictures!Pictures! Pictures!

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    i had to prove all of the... you CAN'T POSSIBLY think it's possible to maintain your own stuff haters wrong...

    my opinion is if you can't take it apart (and it's actually servicable) and figure out how to put it back togather, don't own it... granted this montra has cost me a couple of other people's throwaway computers, has forced me up late nights as i rebuilt a jeep motor etc lol

    you know that you are a clyde when your bike makes 700c tires look like 26's

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    Quote Originally Posted by adam_mac84 View Post

    i had to prove all of the... you CAN'T POSSIBLY think it's possible to maintain your own stuff haters wrong...

    my opinion is if you can't take it apart (and it's actually servicable) and figure out how to put it back togather, don't own it...
    Exactly! That's why like you, I started building my own wheels, favorites are 32 spoke Velocity Deep V's, 3X!

    Nice bikes! I've seen some MotoB's at a local shop. I thought the frame and OS welds looked sweet, nice paint jobs too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adam_mac84 View Post
    i had to prove all of the... you CAN'T POSSIBLY think it's possible to maintain your own stuff haters wrong...
    Then fix your handlebars wise guy !!!

    Seriously, they need to be rotated forward a bit so there is less strain on your wrists when riding the hoods. Nice bike, one of these days I'm going to buy a Fantom Cross Outlaw.
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    By the way, your dog appears to be a bike snob

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    Quote Originally Posted by bautieri View Post
    Then fix your handlebars wise guy !!!

    Seriously, they need to be rotated forward a bit so there is less strain on your wrists when riding the hoods. Nice bike, one of these days I'm going to buy a Fantom Cross Outlaw.
    aah, but yes, i didn't say that i could do it right... i just said take it apart and put it togather... lol


    btw, i hadn't fit and tuned everything at that part

    btw, the outlaw does look pretty sweet!!! i decided against it because i am no familiar with disk brakes and have heard mixed reviews on maintaining/tuning them

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    Quote Originally Posted by adam_mac84 View Post
    btw, the outlaw does look pretty sweet!!! i decided against it because i am no familiar with disk brakes and have heard mixed reviews on maintaining/tuning them
    Disc brakes are unbelievable. If you want to stop promptly, there's no substitute, no matter how many Kool Stop Salmon pads you install.

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