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    My new build!!!

    I'm excited, if you can't tell. After posting countless questions on this forum (thanks to all who humored me and replied), I finally got this thing together.

    First time I've actually built a bike up from the frame. Really satisfying, though more time and $$ than I had planned for...(always seems to happen like that).

    Cellphone camera = poor picture quality, sorry.


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    Looks good. What are the parts specs?
    Last edited by Andy_K; 10-02-10 at 05:18 PM.

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    Frame: Motobecane Fantom CX
    Fork: Whatever cheap steel thing it came with
    Headset: Cane Creek
    Brifters: Shimano 105
    Crankset: FSA, forget which model and the lettering has worn off by now
    Brakes: Kore Sport cantilever
    Rear D: XTR 9 speed (2001?)
    Wheelset: Alex hubs/rims
    Stem: Ritchey Pro
    Seatpost: Ritchy Pro (27.2 mm)
    Seat: Felt "Carbon"
    Tires: Ritchey Speedmax

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    Nice job, it looks pretty bullet proof with the steel fork. I was looking at that exact frame. Have you had any real riding time on it yet?
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    Nice bike. Be careful with remounts and that saddle.
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    cs1 -
    I went for a couple hour ride on it this morning. The first thing I noticed was that the frame felt large for a 54cm, but part of that could just be me being used to a size M compact frame. Once I got used to it though I really enjoyed it, tore around some muddy fields and trails with rollig hills. Feels fairly fast, and despite the steel fork not that heavy. I'd recommend the frame. It looks nice in the matte grey too. Some of the welds are a little sloppy looking, but there aren't any gaps in them and the frame is straight so its all good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halebopp View Post
    I'm excited, if you can't tell. After posting countless questions on this forum (thanks to all who humored me and replied), I finally got this thing together.

    First time I've actually built a bike up from the frame. Really satisfying, though more time and $$ than I had planned for...(always seems to happen like that).

    Cellphone camera = poor picture quality, sorry.
    No front derailleur?

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    nope, doing a 1x9 setup. Going to take off the big ring when I get my bash-gaurd thingy in the mail.

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    don't forget an inside chainring catcher (unless your bashguard comes with something like that)
    http://biketoolsetc.com/index.cgi?id...item_id=CD-04A
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