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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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    Quote Originally Posted by overboard View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by isotopesope View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by muteseh View Post
    PM me I think I have just the right hammer for this job.

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