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    My new 650B converted Cross Check/lengthy

    I just won a 650B converted Cross Check frame set (size 52) on E-bay.

    The previous owner says the toe overlap problem is now eliminated
    but OFFROAD he was bashing his pedals on rocks quite a bit more because
    the conversion lowered the bottom bracket.

    I'm mainly going to use it as an all weather commuter,
    but also want to ride it on light trails and.......
    try a Cyclocross race or two.
    Later,if I like it I'll get a dedicated race bike.

    I'm going to come in dead last in (at the very least) my 1st couple of races anyhow,
    and would rather not have the toe overlap than a higher BB

    The only other problem I can see is a lack of tires.
    Going to try either the Schwalbe 650B fatties (45mm wide/900g) or the new
    Pacenti Quasi-moto's (50.8mm wide/550g)
    I know, they're HUGE

    Any other idea's,suggestions or problems I'm overlooking?

    JM

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    i assume you're going to be running this as a freewheel?

    i'd definitely put in some practice cornering. when you go into a tight corner, orient your cranks so the inside crank is at 12 o'clock and the outside is at 6. if you do this, the problems associated with pedal strike (either on the front wheel or the ground) are eliminated. plus it's just a good habit to get into now, in case you want to go back to 700s in the future.
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    Because when fashion conflicts with function, I vote for function.

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    PHOTOS, we need photos.
    1999 Waterford RSE-11, 1995 Waterford 1200, 1989 Specialized Rockhopper Comp
    1989 Raleigh Technium, 1989 Schwinn Traveler, 1986 Specialized Rockhopper
    1984 Specialized Stumpjumper, 1986 Specialized Stumpjumper and just way too many projects to list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cs1 View Post
    PHOTOS, we need photos.
    Haven't got it yet,here's the auction
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBaylSAPl.dll...MEWN:lT&ih=001

    And here's his write up
    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=407467

    Just picture it with drop bars

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