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mtb to cx conversion???(10 posts)

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 leadbn
Feb 20, 2002 12:33 PM
http://www.cyclingnews.com/tech/2002/features/frankenbike.shtml
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.

Good luck.
Get "Ultech" brake adapters from www.bike2build.com,be happy.NMJan_Gerrit
Feb 22, 2002 5:34 AM
heres some pics of my conversion-crossdirt diggler
Feb 26, 2002 4:02 AM
nice pics!nFm-
Feb 26, 2002 7:33 AM
re: mtb to cx conversion???dirt diggler
Feb 26, 2002 8:28 AM
let see if this works
that's justNOT!
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 medirt 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.

dirt diggler

great research JS.