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    Question about new moto

    When you order a bike from BD, I know there's some assembly, but how much? I'm pretty mechanically inclined but just want to be prepared for what I find in the box. Got a fantom pro 29er on the way.

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    On my Fly Ti, (and before that on a fixie from BD), I had to a) install and adjust front brake b) go over and double check all fasteners. c) air up and tune fork.

    It was in a better state of assembly then a "dealer ready" Yeti and other bikes I have ordered previously, but you still need to know your way around it.

    After that I have proceeded to disassemble the whole thing to change cranks and a bunch of other parts to my preference, but that is definitely optional.

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    Try these:
    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=355601

    Follow these posts 1-9 for the full story
    http://motobecanefantom29.blogspot.c...g-started.html

    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=437259

    and my CX bike:
    http://richsawin.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=744


    You will get an email with more instructions if you order, and pay attention to this part:
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    Be sure to tighten all parts and check adjustments prior to riding.
    Even parts that arrive pre-installed should be tightened and adjusted.
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    I found a couple of loose parts that were no big deal to tighten, but would have caused problems later if I didn't.

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    I again will reiterate that after (or before) you do the initial assembly (which won't take very long and is pretty simple) do go over the bike and double check that all the bolts are tightened securely (but don't over torque them). You will get to know your bike better and you will be safer. I speaking from experience.
    Hope you enjoy the new ride!
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