I got a used Cross Check today. It's in pretty good shape, with a few scratches and the right side decals torn half off, but overall, it's a nice frame.
it came with...
Ultegra 52/39 Octalink crankset
LX Parallelogram brakes
105 front and rear derailleurs
Brooks leather saddle
XT rear hub on unknown 700C rim
Ultegra front hub on unknown 700C rim
XT brake levers
RSX 8 speed shifters
I would like to strip it and repaint the frame (if I keep it) if I can get the decals at a decent price. Does anyone know if the decal set is available anywhere in the Montreal area?
Now for the million dollar question, do I keep it a mountain bike/hybrid or turn it into a touring bike with dropped bars?
If I keep it as it is, I will replace the shifters/brakes anyway. I also need to replace the cassette and rear derailleur for a long cage type as I think I will keep the front double.
If I decide to fix it up and sell it, what do you think would be more popular with buyers?
Thanks for the help and info,