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Old 02-05-09, 04:26 PM   #1
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Would you cross on it?

This is my winter build. I personally plan on using it more to tour and haul around my kids in the trailer but I do believe I will hit some trails as well. What do you think? Cross worthy?

Early 90's Specialized Crossroads.

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Old 02-05-09, 04:45 PM   #2
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Sure.....looks like a fun build. No reason it would not be cross worthy although it might be kind of heavy for really fast racing.

What are the bars and tires?

I am thinking of doing something similar to a beloved Jamis MTB of mine.
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might be a pain to shoulder as well, but it is something to try cross on to see if you like it.
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I have done cross on one. Saw it at an estate sale. Wasn't about to watch it go for just $20 and ended up paying $30. Replaced the brakes, trued the wheels, upgraded the POS crank and FD out of my junk box, and took it out in the dirt. Put fenders on it and used it as my commuter one winter before selling it to a buddy all fixed up for $150.

He left it unlocked outside the bar and it was immediately stolen. What a shame.

The thing that got me wasn't the weight, it was the handling. I already owned a dedicated cross bike and the Crossroads handled more like a touring bike but wasn't set up to carry heavy loads. Yep. You got it. I replaced it with a touring bike about 6 months after I sold it.
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I don't see why not
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Sure.....looks like a fun build. No reason it would not be cross worthy although it might be kind of heavy for really fast racing.

What are the bars and tires?

I am thinking of doing something similar to a beloved Jamis MTB of mine.
The bar is an On One Midge bar and the Tires are Panaracer T-Serves which I an sure are better for street or fire road use as they do not have an aggressive tread for dirt and mud.
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