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Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking This has to be the most physically intense sport ever invented. It's high speed bicycle racing on a short off road course or riding the off pavement rides on gravel like :The Dirty Kanza". We also have a dedicated Racing forum for the Cyclocross Hard Core Racers.

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Old 10-02-10, 01:01 PM   #1
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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?

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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"
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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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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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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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