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My budget build list. What do you think?

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My budget build list. What do you think?

Builidng this mostly with parts that I have laying around, or that I have picked up in anticipation of this project from ebay if the price was right. I will post picks when finished.

Motobecane Fantom Cross Pro Frame and Carbon Fork and seatpost.--$125
Cane Creek SCR-5 Brake Levers--on hand
On One Midge Bar--on hand
Salsa Stem--on hand
Mavic MA3 wheels laced to 32 hole 105 hubs--on hand
Suntour XC Pro Canitlevers--on hand
105 double fd--$5
Deore XT 8spd RD--on hand
Ultegra 8spd bar end shifters--on hand
Kenda Kwik tires--$30
FSA Omega 50/34 compact crank and BB--$50
WTB Saddle--on hand
Jagwire cables--$45
Sram Chain--on hand
12-25 or 11-32 cassettes--on hand
Tubes and Bartape--$20
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You will need to replace those chainrings with some that are a bit more cross-friendly. If I were you id ditch both of them and the FD and run a single 42t ring and the wide range cassette in back.
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the 11t on the cassette, a 46t chainring will be fine, common change for cross racing
Compton runs a 44..
just get another chainring to swap out ..
a 50t is what I run when I've got a 13t .. on my touring rig.

of course Nobody can judge what you really need with out knowing
what the course designer has planned for you.

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I am not a race kind of guy. It will probably see more action as a back-up road bike and Katy Trail cruser with a little smooth fast single track riding for fun. I do kind of like the idea of running it as a 1 by 8 though. I mighst think about that.
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look forward to your finished building
 
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Here it is!

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I like it
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Not bad, not bad at all. You will have to let us know what you think of the Midge Bars with the CX setup. I am contemplating using that on my Jake. You have plans on racing it like this? I am going to try out racing the local series for fun this year and if I get "bit" by the bug then I may invest in something more substantial, maybe even build up my own race bike like the Chinese Carbons from GengFu or whatever they are.
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