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Old 01-15-14, 08:09 AM
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Cinelle Zydeco

here is mine:

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here is mine:

that thing is sexy...
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Old 01-27-14, 04:14 AM
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Her's mine after a first shake out ride, actually more like a cruise around. Will take it around Salem Lake this week for it's first dirt/gravel romp.

2012Motobecane Fantom Uno CX

I will have to shorten the brake cables as they are a bit long and make the braking feel mushy.

I had to clean her up good and replace the brake pads and saddle. The stem was too long so a Ritchey took it's place. The drive side crank has a problem with it's pedal threads so had to cleaned up by re-tapping. Will have to keep an eye out for another crankset.Tires are the original Kenda kwicks 30cc in great shape but some 32cc specialized will take their place. Grip and tread pattern are very much the same.

Plans for this include trail/gravel use and comuting later on.

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Maiden voyage




Dura Ace 7900 10speed
40t Wolftooth single ring with The Hive XCX chain catcher
Hed Belgium Wheels/Clement tires
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Old 02-02-14, 09:38 AM
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Dura Ace 7900 10speed
40t Wolftooth single ring with The Hive XCX chain catcher
Hed Belgium Wheels/Clement tires

Nice. The white stem looks a little out of place, but that's pretty minor.

can you tell me what the deal is with the seat tube water bottle bosses? Are their spacers on there? I've seen them on the trek marketing shots as well but they only ever show them on the seat tube.
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Old 02-02-14, 10:33 AM
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Dura Ace 7900 10speed
40t Wolftooth single ring with The Hive XCX chain catcher
Hed Belgium Wheels/Clement tires
Nice rig!
You find the OEM garmin mount to sufficient when CX'n?
Mine would move around a bit when on a rough course/terrain.
I ended up buying a proper mount, Barfly 2.0.
Now it doesn't move unless I want it to.

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Nice. The white stem looks a little out of place, but that's pretty minor.

can you tell me what the deal is with the seat tube water bottle bosses? Are their spacers on there? I've seen them on the trek marketing shots as well but they only ever show them on the seat tube.
I believe the Crockett has them, but the Ion/Boone doesn't.
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I believe the Crockett has them, but the Ion/Boone doesn't.
The Boone was actually where I first noticed them. Are they for front derailleur clearance? The campagnolo internal battery? That the only two the I can think of.

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Nice. The white stem looks a little out of place, but that's pretty minor.

can you tell me what the deal is with the seat tube water bottle bosses? Are their spacers on there? I've seen them on the trek marketing shots as well but they only ever show them on the seat tube.

You are right about the stem. I am waiting on a black one. I was wondering about the water bottle bosses too, haven't taken them off yet but will.
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[QUOTE=Ghost Ryder;16461292]Nice rig!
You find the OEM garmin mount to sufficient when CX'n?
Mine would move around a bit when on a rough course/terrain.
I ended up buying a proper mount, Barfly 2.0.
Now it doesn't move unless I want it to.


I have had no issues with the garmin moving around, much less coming off.
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can you tell me what the deal is with the seat tube water bottle bosses? Are their spacers on there? I've seen them on the trek marketing shots as well but they only ever show them on the seat tube.[/QUOTE]


They are spacers and I don't know their purpose. I took them off and put the screws back in.
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I wonder why trek is doing this. FD clearance is the most logical, but the bosses seem high enough on most examples that it wouldn't be an issue.

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Old 02-05-14, 03:28 PM
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Finished my build a couple weeks ago and have been having a blast , this bike has given new life to some familiar trails and is capable of some mild trials moves.
2014 Crux disc frame and fork , MTB gearing to handle the trails I like, Stans wheelset with 700x40c tubeless , and Hope Mono disc brakes adapted with Barend shifters 2X10. 18lbs 4 oz which is respectable for an aluminum frame dual disc bike IMO.
This is pretty much a budget rip of Martyn Ashtons Road bike party II bike and somewhat of a tribute to a down ( but not out) biking great.
Anyway, Fun build and really fun learning to ride "in the drops"




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my crux with unorthodox colors
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Originally Posted by motrheadsroadie View Post

my crux with unorthodox colors
Isn't this color called skittles?

Sweet rig!
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Old 02-09-14, 12:34 PM
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no, its called starburst.
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no, its called starburst.
Guessed the wrong candie.
Still "sweet".
I heard theres one called skittles too.

Edit:
Found it, its limited edition apparently.

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the skittles paint was from a year or two ago. the starburst is only available as a frameset for 2014.
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Originally Posted by denisesewa View Post
Finished my build a couple weeks ago and have been having a blast , this bike has given new life to some familiar trails and is capable of some mild trials moves.
2014 Crux disc frame and fork , MTB gearing to handle the trails I like, Stans wheelset with 700x40c tubeless , and Hope Mono disc brakes adapted with Barend shifters 2X10. 18lbs 4 oz which is respectable for an aluminum frame dual disc bike IMO.
This is pretty much a budget rip of Martyn Ashtons Road bike party II bike and somewhat of a tribute to a down ( but not out) biking great.
Anyway, Fun build and really fun learning to ride "in the drops"



What levers are those?
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Hope Mono trials
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Originally Posted by denisesewa View Post
Finished my build a couple weeks ago and have been having a blast , this bike has given new life to some familiar trails and is capable of some mild trials moves.
2014 Crux disc frame and fork , MTB gearing to handle the trails I like, Stans wheelset with 700x40c tubeless , and Hope Mono disc brakes adapted with Barend shifters 2X10. 18lbs 4 oz which is respectable for an aluminum frame dual disc bike IMO.
This is pretty much a budget rip of Martyn Ashtons Road bike party II bike and somewhat of a tribute to a down ( but not out) biking great.
Anyway, Fun build and really fun learning to ride "in the drops"




No brake access from top?
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No brake access from top?
What do you need cross brakes/interuptors for?
With hydro you really only need 1-2 finger to grab the lever.
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What do you need cross brakes/interuptors for?
With hydro you really only need 1-2 finger to grab the lever.
Top as in hoods.

Interuptors? LOL
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Top as in hoods.

Interuptors? LOL
Brake interuptors...Google them...
Heck search BF, I'm sure you'll find a few threads.
You must be a noob to CX, or 12 if you've never heard of them.
Cross brake is a term for noobs who don't know what Brake interuptors are.
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Originally Posted by Ghost Ryder View Post
Brake interuptors...Google them...
Heck search BF, I'm sure you'll find a few threads.
You must be a noob to CX, or 12 if you've never heard of them.
Cross brake is a term for noobs who don't know what Brake interuptors are.
LOL. I must have registered here when I was 3.

FYI, Brake interuptor is an old term. Now days people call them Crosstop Brake Lever. I don't know why you have to insult me the way you did, but I laughed because I haven't heard that term in a while. Anyway, sorry if I hurt your feeling. Have a great night.

EDIT: I work in the industry but, feel free to guide me to things that I don't know.
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