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, 2017 All City Nature Boy 853
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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.