I just got a new road bike and was thinking about what to do with my old Cannondale CAAD3 bike when the semi brite idea of making a bit of a cross bike out of it hit me. I have some unpaved trails in a state park that has done a lot of mountain bike trail work near the house and figured that if I put some cyclocross tires on the bike and some Shimano PD-M520 pedals I should be able to do some off road riding.
I know that probably is not the makings of a true cross racing bike ( I'm thinking the fork may be a tad to flexable and the brakes could gum up a bit) but, I could get a feal for that style of riding and see if I like it, then if I get hooked, I can invest in something better. For $150 or less I could be giving it a try.
Is this logic sound?