Converting roadie to cyclocross?
I just inherited a semi old (not sure on the year, probably mid 80s) Lotus road bike. Frame says its "manganese alloy," and the bike seems to work pretty well. Ill be using it mostly as a commuter (college student). I assume manganese is a mix with some type of steel. Anyone know anything about these bikes, and could it possibly make a good conversion for cyclocross? What would I need ( I assume new fork, wheels, tires?). Thanks
It looks just like the left bike pictured here:
Except the shifters have been moved up and a flatbar was put on it by my father. I assume its an excelle? Were these decent?
Last edited by kawasakiguy37; 08-18-08 at 06:45 PM.