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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 08-22-06, 05:06 AM   #1
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Miyata 610 touring bike ok for CX?

I was hoping to enter some cyclocross races this season and I'm wondering if it's alright to use my current bike. It's a Miyata 610 from the mid 80's. It has features typically found on cyclocross bikes (cantilever brakes, clearance for tires > 38mm). However, I don't know how touring bike geometry compares to that of a cyclocross bike. I also don't want to damage the frame by going over excessively rough terrain. Suggestions?
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Old 08-22-06, 08:15 AM   #2
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I raced sucessfully for two years on an old 80's Nashbar touring bike. Don't worry about the frame, it's strong enough. I would recommend that you convert the down tube shifters to bar cons. Shifting on the DT is way to difficult in cross.
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if it has canti's, you're good to go. good for you for using an existing bike!
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