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Franken-frenchoie-cross bike is finally done!(4 posts)

Franken-frenchoie-cross bike is finally done!KG 361
Jan 4, 2004 5:25 PM
After a month or so of playing around with my $5 e-bay special, I finally converted it to a cross bike. I had it set up as a fixe/SS but since I already have a SS/fixie and it's a 27er, the conversion of this to cross would be MUCH easier. Here are some pics of the beast. I am using a 1x9 setup using an XT rear derailer and an old Simplex f derailer to keep the chain on. It has a Nervar crank and CLB caliper brakes that should provide decent clearance. Ritchey Speed-max 700-30 tires are about the biggest that will fit. I had an old Cinelli stem adapter that a barcon fits nicely on. Pretty handy!

Sorry about the pics-here are the rest!KG 361
Jan 4, 2004 5:29 PM

Sorry about the pics-here are the rest!10SE
Jan 8, 2004 4:43 PM
Cool bike, but why not put the bar end shifter on the end of the bar?
Because.....KG 361
Jan 9, 2004 6:15 AM
I wanted it within easy reach. It may get moved there. Visions of impalement have been haunting me! After setting it up I realize that I probably want a shorter stem for cross, so when I swap that out, I'll most likely mount the shifter where it belongs. Works well where it is, though.