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    Making a cyclocross bike...

    I have an old, possibly vintage, bike from the 80s, and I was wondering if you would recommend that I use it to make a cyclocross bike?

    It's a 1984 Maruishi Tourace, with 27' wheels. It was a $1000 bike in 1984. It has all of it's original components in good working order, too.

    Perhaps, I shouldn't be in the cyclocross forum.... I'm extremely out of shape, so a super high performance bike is not what I had in mind. What I was thinking was a good touring bike with coaster bike type wheels to handle my weight(400lbs), for on road use only, to and from work 26km each way. Maybe I'd be better off with a mountain bike with 2 inch wide slicks on it?

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    Oh, it'll work. Not so sure about the coaster brake. But tires are readliy available - the Paselas in the 1 1/4" size should work well for you. Have a bike shop get you sized and positioned well. Then, ride and have fun.
    Wig out, wig hard,wig on.

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    Have bike, will travel Barrettscv's Avatar
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    I would visit the Clydesdale forum here at Bikeforum.com. I'm over 200 lbs & a Clyde, I'm a Cyclocross bike owner, a vintage bike owner, a commuter, I'm over fifty... There is a forum for each.
    When I ride my bike I feel free and happy and strong. I'm liberated from the usual nonsense of day to day life. Solid, dependable, silent, my bike is my horse, my fighter jet, my island, my friend. Together we will conquer that hill and thereafter the world.

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    Here's a pic of the bike. I just stole the back rack for my ebike, so the back fender isn't mounted anymore.
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