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    Drop the hammer nalm's Avatar
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    Felt Road bike conversion - Possible, yes. Recommended?

    Hi I'm looking at converting my 2006 Felt F80 road bike to a cyclocross setup.
    I know that it's possible, but is it worth my time/money? Should I just sell it and start over?

    Can I put thicker tires on it despite the road style brakes? Is the lower BB really a big issue? Will I regret having a road carbon fiber fork? These are all the questions racing through my head... Please help!!

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    Luggite bsyptak's Avatar
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    Swap the frame/fork and buy cantis. Sell the frame & fork & calipers. Modern road bikes have barely enough clearance for 23s, no way enough for 32s.

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    +1000 Good way to trash your road bike though. You can pick up a decent used cyclocross bike for less than $500.

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    I've fit 700x28c Zaffiro Pros on my F50 for supported touring but I would never consider racing cross with them.

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