Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking - low cash, but need a cx bike.
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08-26-08, 09:51 PM
I'm trying to figure out a way to get a cx bike cheap...i have a frame i can use for it...and i was thinking about building up a ss cx bike. But I wanna get a bike that I can train with because my other bike is a fixed gear, and my dad has a decent Nishiki road bike which rides fair and is pretty heavy. I added it all up and if i build up a decent ss cx bike, it'll cost me about 350ish, and for a geared bike it'll cost me a little over 500. Also I have the option of buying a used 2003 Bianchi axis for 700 which is in great condition. So my options are to build up a ss, and use my dads nishiki for training. Build up a geared cx for 500 and use for racing and training, or save up and get the axis for 700 which would be good for training and racing aswell. Or..should I just try and find a complete used cx bike on craigs list. Keep in mind I don't have alot of money to spend at all, thanks for the help
08-27-08, 06:52 AM
Sounds to me like you have the right plan in mind. You've located a good deal on a Bianchi and you're also looking at CL. And, it sounds like you can turn a wrench so you can mess with parts, etc. Exactly what I would do. I just bought a Cannondale H600 for $100. Don't need it that bad, but it's in great shape and my wife wants to get off the mountain bike and on to a hybrid. It's got some nice pedals and other components on it. I believe that bike new cost around $900.
08-27-08, 07:37 AM
What frame size are you looking for?
See this if a 55 would fit: http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=71910
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