Vintage cross rides are over....
It was fun while it lasted but the roads are to icy and the dirt roads and trails are to deep.
My home brewed vintage cross bike worked pretty good and I got a good taste of cross riding. I am actually going to buy a newer cross bike next season and use this ride for camping and spring riding.
I would recommend to anyone that recycling an old commuter into a cross bike is well worth the trouble. And its cheap, so there is no risk that you can't sell it if you find getting muddy isn't your thing.
A before pic in its commuter guise.