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    Good enough for a cross bike

    Seeing as there's no real standard for a cross bike:What defines a TRUE CYCLO CROSS FRAME? Do you think my Waterford RSE-11 would be a good non-competitive crosser? Right now it's set up more as utility bike. It's got a Campy mix that just never performed as well as I wanted it to. I have a complete Deore XT 7/8 sp group less wheels that I wanted to put on it. Being thoroughly old school I want a steel frame with barcons. I have a set of Shimano 7 sp barcons but don't care if the bike has 7,8 or 9 sp.

    The frame is using 700 X 32C Specialized Nimbus tires now with room to spare. According to Waterford, I could go up to 37C width. The rear brake cable is top mounted, actually side mounted.
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    what do you mean by non competitive crosser? looks like a fine bike to me.

    the sprung brooks is a boat anchor, i love mine but it comes off for the season.
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    Heck, I'd race that bad boy, minus the saddle of course. Cool bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtyphotons View Post
    what do you mean by non competitive crosser? looks like a fine bike to me.

    the sprung brooks is a boat anchor, i love mine but it comes off for the season.
    Of course the seat will go to another project. You can't believe how comfortable that seat and the fat tires are. Riding on rough pavement and mild off road conditions are unbelievable.

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    cs1, I think it'd make a fine ride, and could be competitive if you wanted without a problem. Afterall, I'm taking the same route (using an old road bike with suitable gearing and barcons). I used to ride a late '80's Bianchi on the MTB trails in Cleveland (the new one, near the Towpath trail) with 32 Paselas. All in all I think you'll have a lot of fun with it.
    Wig out, wig hard,wig on.

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    Oh, God no. I'll PM you my address so I can rid the world of it! Yes it's a great bike. Most people would kill for a Waterford.
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    yeah don't look back.

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