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naive questionjbw
Jun 16, 2002 5:45 PM
okay... i have a 1986 lemond steel road bike. i want to build up a cross bike. i have very minimal (if any) spare cash. can i convert my old road bike or is that ridiculous? is strength the issue? is it geometry? thanks,
re: naive questionseamus
Jun 16, 2002 9:32 PM
Your LeMond won't have ideal geometry, but more importantly, it won't have mud/fat tire clearance between chain/seatstays, fork and brakes. Yeah, you could convert it and it would work okay, but a nice old steel frame like that should stay on the road. Search ebay or the classifieds and find a cheap cross convert...there are dozens of Redline Conquests out there for cheap, sometimes a few hundred bucks for frame/fork, and that's a good, cross-specific platform.