Goin old skool this year...
So I decided rather than racing my mountain bike in cross this year, I'm going for an old school build. I have a fixed gear conversion, 57cm (just a hair small, so perfect for cross) Azuki chromoly frame with gobs of tire clearance, and a set of flip/flop hubs on *red* Mavic MA3's. I just acquired some Mafac Racer centerpulls and levers in a trade, and have a Nitto Technomics stem and Radonneur 44cm bar on my touring bike I plan to pull off. I'm going to run it SS with something just a tooth over 2:1. I'm stoked. I think it will be a fun, solid bike, and since I don't really care about winning it should serve my purposes. Can't wait for my broken hand to heal and cross season to start!
commuter turned bike mechanic turned commuter (also a Velocity USA employee, but this is my personal account)