Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Senior Member matt0ne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Tacoma, WA
    My Bikes
    90s Gios Compact Pro. 80s Battaglin w/ Dura Ace 7400s. 70s Medici Pro Strada
    Posts
    353
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Nishiki Touring/cyclocross combo? Maybe?

    I've been interested in getting into a bit to cross, but only have steel road bikes. I've also been looking at getting a better commuter (where I can hang fenders etc). So, I found this guy on Craigslists and wondering if I'm crazy to try to learn to race on this thing (i also don't have much money)

    It's an 88 Nishiki Cresta touring frame.






  2. #2
    Senior Member brockd15's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Frisco, TX
    Posts
    1,089
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I don't see why not. I'd do it in a heartbeat. In fact, I've been looking for something like that or an early hybrid to turn into a dirt road/cross bike. The geometry may be a little slack, but it seems like it would be a good platform for cross otherwise.

  3. #3
    Senior Member XLR99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Medina, OH
    My Bikes
    85 Cilo, '91 Bianchi Volpe, '00 Gary Fisher, '74 Raleigh SuperCourse, '06 Soma Groove, '09 Nashbar X
    Posts
    275
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Yes, you're crazy.... now go get a set of cross tires and get muddy....

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Norway
    Posts
    1,233
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    A tad heavy probably but for 200 bucks you get a good commuter that will do ok as a first CX-bike.

  5. #5
    Senior Member AZORCH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Liberty, Missouri
    My Bikes
    1966 Paramount P-13 | 1971 Raleigh International | 1982 Gazelle AA Champion Mondial Special | 1980s Freschi Supreme Super Cromo | 1985 Katakura Silk | 1989 Waterford PDG Paramount | 2012 Boulder Brevet | 2014 Cycles Toussaint Velo Routier
    Posts
    2,467
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    No little nubs on the bottom of the top tube to grind into your shoulder... go for it!
    The Early Morning Cyclist: marksbikes.wordpress.com
    Life's too dang short to ride ugly bikes.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •