|Cyclocross bike out of a MTB||CJPB|
Oct 9, 2002 7:15 PM
|I was reading a article on the cyclingnews.com website in their Tech section where this guy changed over his mountain bike to a cyclocross bike. I have been email to get details on the bottom bracket he is using as I have an older Shimano 600 crankset that I would like to use. Anybody out there do something like this? What would be a good adjustable BB to use? I appreciate any input.|
|re: Cyclocross bike out of a MTB||Wheelz|
Oct 10, 2002 10:59 AM
|I am using a 110mm Race Face BB with a Kooka Crank set for my MTB Cross set up. It seems to work pretty well.
|re: Cyclocross bike out of a MTB||CJPB|
Oct 11, 2002 1:28 AM
What's the largest chainring that you use or can put on your crank? What kind of gearing doing you have?
|re: best deal in my opinion||richpierce|
Oct 11, 2002 8:06 AM
|There are a LOT of old, standard drive MTB cranksets out there with 7-8 speed rings that are 46/36/26 or 44/34/24. I prefer 8 speed for cross and on my MTB set up for cross I run a Ritchey MTB crankset with 46/36 rings and a 11-28 rear. Handles everything. With this setup you don't need to even think about messing with chainlines. Old school 110-115 BBs work fine for most old school standard drive cranks.
I have never run out of gears on a cyclocross course running 46/11 as top end. I am at a loss to understand why people want huge front chainrings
|re: best deal in my opinion||atpjunkie|
Oct 11, 2002 1:35 PM
|I only use my 48's for commuting (road miles) 46 is fine. Yes go with old MTB and rich is right eight is great!!!|
|Brakes, shifters, and bars question..||Spunout|
Oct 15, 2002 6:17 AM
|So, do you setup with Drop-Bars on these units? What shifter sets?
What about V-brakes? I gather that a road brake/shifter setup cannot handle V-brake, no?
|Brakes, shifters, and bars question..||dropthebars|
Oct 16, 2002 5:07 PM
|I have set up a mt.bike with WTB drop bars and use v-brakes with the road brake levers. the v-brakes have enough power to lock up at any speed but they don't have the crisp feeling of the levers designed for them. there is a v-brake booster available it is a pulley that fits on the brake. or you can try cantalever brakes.
I am currently looking for a good shifter, the shimano sora sti shifter/brake doesn't work with the front derailluer.
so I am going to try the dura-ace bar con shifters.
also if you go from mt. bike to cross make sure your stem will get your bars high enough for correct riding position