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cyclocross conversion(4 posts)

cyclocross conversionhusker
Sep 12, 2002 5:22 AM
Is it possible to convert an old road bike to a cyclocross bike? Specifically, can a cro-moly frame take the abuse (no special fork). If it is possible, how would this task be accomplished? Or is the bottom bracket hieght and tire clearance to big of an obstacle to overcome?
Qualified "sort of," but post on the 'cross boardcory
Sep 12, 2002 6:57 AM
I converted an old tourer into an OK crosser, but I just use it for fun--it certainly wouldn't compete with real cross bikes in a race. Post on the cyclocross board for details from people who really know what they're talking about.
Qualified "sort of," but post on the 'cross boardhusker
Sep 12, 2002 9:55 AM
Thanks for the reply. I noticed that last fall this site had a cyclocross board, but it is not listed as an option on the homepage. Is there another site that I'm not aware of?
re: cyclocross conversionbrider
Sep 12, 2002 7:28 AM
Depends on the frame. Tire clearance COULD be an issue. Standard road brakes will most likely be pretty weak for 'cross use, and cause tire clearance issues of their own. On the 'cross courses we run here in the Northwest, BB clearance wouldn't be much of a problem.