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    Motobecane Fantom Cross UNO

    Just got the first production unit in. This bike was built based on lots of input from this and CX forum.
    Thanks

    I love this bike - spacing wide enough for 38c [and maybe 42c] tires
    eyelets; rack brazeons FRT & rr
    38T x 16T stock gearing
    precision sealed hubs; dbl wall rims
    all 4130 tubing; super nice fork
    Avid cantis

    better photos soon
    booking available soon at intro price of $399
    comes in BLACK or WHITE
    49, 52, 54, 56, 58, 61, and 64

    Landing around Sept 10th or so -- could easy sell out first load before they land [I think]

    Sorry my first photo is not to good [the imaging guy in the office will do a better job than I]



    I love SS/FG and CX - so this is a great combo to me
    lots of fun to ride too

    Mike
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    Wish you had this back when I got my San Jose.
    Fixed gear CX is the best.
    They arn't as hip as tarck bikes, but damn they sure do make a ton of sense for commuting, are a ton of fun on the trails.

    And that picture reminds me that I need to order a cross lever for my brake.

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    Very nice.

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    frame-only option?
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    O RLY?

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    Quote Originally Posted by baxtefer View Post
    frame-only option?

    YES
    frame and fork should be in during October
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    rear spacing?
    frame price?
    geometry?
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    O RLY?

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    Are those decals over the clearcoat? Please tell me they are.

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    cx with cable under the tt? tisk tisk

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    are these the same frames as the moto messenger? the bikesdirect link to the pictures links back to the moto messenger pics, as well as the geo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baxtefer View Post
    rear spacing?
    frame price?
    geometry?

    Rear Spacing is 120

    Frame price I do not know yet
    but will be close to what BI sells a Kilo for
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmichaeldesign View Post
    Are those decals over the clearcoat? Please tell me they are.
    We never put decals over clearcoat - sorry


    BUT the white version has white decals with silver trim; so they can hardly be seen
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    Quote Originally Posted by daybreak View Post
    are these the same frames as the moto messenger? the bikesdirect link to the pictures links back to the moto messenger pics, as well as the geo.
    I had not even seen the link yet

    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/motobecane/uno.htm

    As it is not 'offically' on the site yet and gallery etc is not completed
    web guy will complete today

    Geo is same as messenger with small changes for tire spacer needed [different rear tri and fork]
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    Here is a better picture; once gallery is up - details will be easier to see


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    i agree that the cabling is a dealbreaker.

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    Track ends, 4130, clearance for 1.9's, $400? I have found my next bike.

    Monstercross it is :-)

    -Rob.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bw286 View Post
    i agree that the cabling is a dealbreaker.
    why is that?

    cable slap taking out paint?

    better at 7 o'clock?
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    Cannot shoulder it with cables underneath.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jet sanchEz View Post
    Cannot shoulder it with cables underneath.
    Cannot shoulder it as well wtih cables underneath.

    -Rob.

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    Hey Mike- do you have any photos of the white frame?

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    Quote Originally Posted by erinu View Post
    Hey Mike- do you have any photos of the white frame?
    No - I wish I did [as I want a white one]

    The white is 'standard' White
    and the decals are the same color - so only the real thin silver and red trim lines will show.

    The look will be ghosted out

    Like we use on the Vent Noir

    ~~~ this is interesting
    White just paseed Silver as nUmber 1 car color
    AND of the top five "colors" only one is a color
    WHITE, SILVER, BLACK, RED, GRAY
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    beautiful. unlucky for me i have no money, but white sounds great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jet sanchEz View Post
    Cannot shoulder it with cables underneath.
    someone needs a top tube pad

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    needs standard brake levers as well. another position.
    not banned anymore

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    Quote Originally Posted by jet sanchEz View Post
    Cannot shoulder it with cables underneath.
    Ahh. that makes sense.

    I was way off
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    I just bought one, this is essentially exactly what I was looking for when I was searching for my all terrain commuter all those months ago.

    everything else i saw took away as many features i was looking for as they were offering, so I am very happy with the feature set. was in between the 61 cm and the 64, ended up going 64.

    i have a question though, why are the breaks being put where they are and not further down on the drop bars like normal?


    i know i already made the payment but it would be nice to see some offered with racks and fenders, i think a lot of people will be getting these for urban commuters where they will be spending significant amount of time going thru construction zones

    glad it was offered in cromo, aluminum would have been a dealbreaker for me.

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