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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 08-09-08, 09:05 PM   #1
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Bike Conversion on a Budget

Hello, I've recently taken an interest in Cyclocross and was thinking I could convert a road bike I have (Aquila MackAtak 650 Pro), and was wondering the step i would need to take, a new crankset would be one though, but i was wondering what else?
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Isn't that a triathlon bike? If so, you're going to be hard pressed to fit CX tires in there. I'd just sell the Aquila and use the funds to buy a new bike.
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Alright, thanks for the opinion, I may just be stubborn and try and fit the wheel on anyways (Yes, it is a tri bike, a lower end one, so it was worth a shot)
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Is a tri-bike going to take the abuses of cyclocross?
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I may just be stubborn and try and fit the wheel on anyways
Kind of like trying to cut off your nose to spite your face. Good luck

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this is a great thread. i have an old beach cruiser i want to convert to a cyclocross bike so i can ride on dirt paths and bumpy roads. will it be fast? will i need a new seat, or can i just take the kickstand off? how many gears can i run with a springer fork? if it won't work, i can use a carbon road fork. the frame's headtube is 1", but the fork is 1 1/8". i'm thinking i can get it to fit though. maybe file it down? right on!
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this is a great thread. i have an old beach cruiser i want to convert to a cyclocross bike so i can ride on dirt paths and bumpy roads. will it be fast? will i need a new seat, or can i just take the kickstand off? how many gears can i run with a springer fork? if it won't work, i can use a carbon road fork. the frame's headtube is 1", but the fork is 1 1/8". i'm thinking i can get it to fit though. maybe file it down? right on!
PM me I think I have just the right hammer for this job.
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