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Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking This has to be the most physically intense sport ever invented. It's high speed bicycle racing on a short off road course or riding the off pavement rides on gravel like :The Dirty Kanza". We also have a dedicated Racing forum for the Cyclocross Hard Core Racers.

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Old 08-21-06, 11:45 PM   #1
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road to cyclo?

is it possible to convert my single speed road bike into somewhat of a cyclocross bike? i really jsut want to make it easier to go off road a little. and im a little light in the wallet area btw.
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Old 08-28-06, 04:20 AM   #2
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...add some knobby tires and go. ~jg
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Old 08-28-06, 08:20 AM   #3
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Need more info on your road bike. Could be there is not sufficient clearance for knobbies.
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its a track bike form the little 500 at indiana university. ill just have to take it to the LBS. but knobbies would be all i need?
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check out my FAQ: http://plusonelap.blogspot.com/2005/...questions.html

also, here is a road bike I converted:

http://plusonelap.blogspot.com/2006/...e-for-now.html
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Old 09-03-06, 09:22 AM   #6
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I'm into my Road bike conversion to CX build for about $50 so far. (Including bike) See link below.

I've removed the 53 inch chainring since the pictures and have a line one some bar end shifters for $15. The only future investment might be a CX fork with Canti brakes. I've seen some used ones on eBay go for +/-$30

What drive train ratios are you running?
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