I killed my Surly Crosscheck. It's now a bent frame and a box of parts. I don't want to spend too much (the accident was my fault and cost us some money, so my "accountant" has limited me to an amount equal my Christmas money)
If you had to choose one ...
Motobecane Fantom CX
Pake: Steel, More pricey. Heaviest of the lot.
Nashbar: Has disc tabs. No fork. Least appealing to the eye (fat downtube bugs me)
Motobecane: Comes with a steel fork and headset. Nice color. Not sure if cable routing will work with barcons.
BTW, I plan on commuting and also racing cross (for fun and the beer mostly). Any ideas?