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    Would this work?

    I'm already getting anxious for the next road racing season, and need something to do in between. The problem is I don't have a cross specific bike. For my road races and road riding I use my tarmac. On rainy days I use my Windsor Leeds from bikes direct. I thought that maybe I could use my leeds for cross races, but I don't think there is enough room for a treaded tire.

    Which leaves me with the one option of using a gary fisher steel mountain bike. How would this workout?
    Pain is a big fat creature riding on your back. The farther you pedal, the heavier he feels. The harder you push, the tighter he squeezes your chest. The steeper the climb, the deeper he digs his jagged, sharp claws into your muscles.

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    The best cross racers have resourcefulness and a can-do attitude.

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    I see plenty of MTB riders in cross races.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flargle View Post
    The best cross racers have resourcefulness and a can-do attitude.
    I know I shouldn't encourage smart ass remarks, but this is pretty funny.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jacquie Phelan
    Until mountain biking came along, the bike scene was ruled by a small elite cadre of people who seemed allergic to enthusiasm.

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    Old school rigid mountain bikes can do pretty decent for cross. Narrower tires with an appropriate tread help as will dumping any excess weight. If you don't mind the work, fussing with the gear train to optimize gearing will also drop some weight.

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