Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: O'Fallon, MO
Bikes: 1973 Raleigh Professional, 1993 Raleigh Technium Olympian, 2006 Cervelo Dual, 2008 Cannondale Caad8, 2010 Kona Unit, 2013 Trek Superfly 100 AL Pro, 2014 Trek Crockett 9
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a less expensive way to get involved...?
I'm interested in getting involved in cyclocross, but only have a road bike currently.
Any good ideas for getting involved without dropping a bundle?
I don't have any fantasies of winning races, etc. Just looking to have some fun on a bike that can handle road, dirt, grass, and less techinical single-track. I don't need the latest & greatest and don't mind turning a few bolts.
Are there any specific older commuting bikes that I may be able to pick up cheaply that could be easily converted to being more cyclocross-friendly (ie. rugged, good tire clearances, pre-rigged for cantilevers, etc.)? If so, I'd love to know the make/model/year(s) to look for.
Or, would I be better off looking for a light(er) mountain bike?
Thanks for any help you can provide.