I was inspired to post my CX bike build by Toddorado, who posted his build because he was inspired by Lectron who posted his build because...
I built a Redline Conquest Team for myself, and I love it so much that I'm going around insulting everyone's bikes and telling them to get CX bikes. So my brother fell for it and he wants a bike that "does it all" for his limited riding times, street, trail, commute.
I sold his old Trek road bike he never rode and sold his old GT mountain bike he never rode and am using the money to build a 'Cross bike he'll probably never ride.
I'm planning on spending enough of his money to convince him it's a cool bike, and then I'll spend the rest on beer.
So I wasn't finding any decent deals on ebay for frames in his size so I went to Bike Island and got the new Motobecane Fantom CX aluminum frame with steel fork and headset included.
$199 shipped, no tax.
For $30 more I could have gotten the Scattante frame with CF fork but I'd have tax on top of that... and that's about 3 cases of beer. Sorry bro... priorities.
For those of you just tuning in... don't get your hopes up, this one's on a budget.