looks like i need to visit st. vincent de pauls.
i built my cross bike from mostly spare parts, and other projects i had gotten . i did splurge on the chainring, and wheelset, but in all reality it was already bought for my fixed gear. i just made it a cross bike by trading for a set of knobbies from my friend for some extra slicks i had, and buying brakes from the local co-op (mafac racers), and a new freewheel. i am having quite a bit of fun on it. its an old schwinn world, it weighs a ton, but i don't have to worry about it breaking anytime soon.