|mtb to cx conversion???||qtip|
Feb 20, 2002 12:17 PM
|i've got this old mtb frame that would be cool to convert to cx if possible. i've been doing a lot of rigid ss riding lately and love it, but still have a desire to get out on my road bike so.....here's a pic w/ reg 26" mtb wheels. is it possible to convert this to a cx? w/ 700 wheels? what all would you do? handlebar, brakes, wheelset, gearing (i would like to keep it ss)? thanks for the input.|
|try this guy's lead||bn|
Feb 20, 2002 12:33 PM
|re: mtb to cx conversion???||Blair|
Feb 20, 2002 9:23 PM
|The quick cheap experiment would be to toss on some 1.5" tires and put a narrow flat handlebar on. The handlebar could be found in a parts bin. If you can avoid the 700c issue, you can save the most expensive part, and not change the brakes.
The danger is that changing lots of parts is expensive and you could have gotten what you really wanted.
|Get "Ultech" brake adapters from www.bike2build.com,be happy.NM||Jan_Gerrit|
Feb 22, 2002 5:34 AM
|heres some pics of my conversion-cross||dirt diggler|
Feb 26, 2002 4:02 AM
Feb 26, 2002 7:33 AM
|re: mtb to cx conversion???||dirt diggler|
Feb 26, 2002 8:28 AM
|let see if this works|
Feb 26, 2002 9:40 AM
|a ss mtb w/drop bars....
btw, you're not the dude who's picture somebody posted awhile back on the General board, are you? Bike sure looks familiar.
|dirt diggler revealed!||js|
Feb 26, 2002 2:00 PM
|It is the same bike!!!!|
|yep.. dat be me||dirt diggler|
Feb 27, 2002 3:07 AM
|yes its me... i replaced the tires to conti. cross country 1.5's and moved the avid v-brakes to the top part of the drop bars.. the bike is fun to ride and i have hired a stylist from gucci to help me match my cycling wear.
great research JS.