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    Cxx

    I just ordered my Motobecane Fantom CXX today in yellow, 50cm from BikesDirect. I was first going to get the Windsor Tourist, then I looked at Nashbar, and for some reason I kept looking at the steel cross bikes on BD. Nashbar's steel cross bikes had a carbon fork and I did not want a carbon fork. I decided the Motobecane Fantom CXX would be the best choice as this bike is not going to be a dedicated touring bike. It will also used for commuting and fun rides. I will use it for touring but I like pulling a trailer more than loading my bike, even though I do load my bike lightly. Besides, I like to go fast from time to time. I wanted an everything bike ultimately so I think this is a good choice. Now I wait.....

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    That looks like a nice all-rounder to me!
    "It doesn't get easier, you just go faster."

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    Quote Originally Posted by dannwilliams View Post
    That looks like a nice all-rounder to me!
    That gives me some comfort. Thanks!

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    Mine has been great. Have fun with it!

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    I finally received my CXX and the rear dropout was bent. I emailed BD so let's see how they handle the issue.P1150014.jpgP1150010.jpgP1150012.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by OdieInAz View Post
    I finally received my CXX and the rear dropout was bent.
    That sucks.
    I don't do vintage, I bought them new, rode them, kept them. Now they are just old bikes
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    I had to send the whole bike back. As soon as it is on it's way BD said they would send me a whole new bike. Here's to another week of waiting........

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    I hope the next one is better! It is a hassle for sure....

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    Bummer that the bike was not quite right. Glad BD seems to be trying to make it right.

    When I got my CXX last year it had a bent fork. The dropouts were spaced 2cm too narrow for the hub. BD was quick to pull a fork off another CXX and ship it to me.
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