Before: 1997 Steel Bianchi (recently restored, road ready)
After: New fork, Cantilever brakes, Pedals, Tires (30mm), flipped stem, went back to old aluminum seatpost (my carbon one kept turning in practice)
I mig welded the Canti bosses myself. Tires fit pretty well. I could to a 35mm in the front, I think a 32mm is all that this road frame would allow for the rear. The rear wouldn't have fit if I didn't remove the road brake hanger. Tire didn't have enough clearance. I raised and flipped the hanger and attached a cable stop. Welds are strong but not super pretty. Rides good. Fork is definitely lighter than my old steel one. It does flex a little and feels like a wet noodle but for $40 what do you expect. Total conversion was under $150.
I actually think it looks better like this. Still trying to get use to the 1x setup. I think the 39 will be fine for the front but may need a 28 or so in the back (23 now).
I had a lot better pictures but got tired of posting and resizing and it not working. If anybody needs close ups of how I did the rear brake set up, I can email some pics. Just p.m. me.
Bash guard, dog fang, maybe different gearing.
First race (ever) this Wednesday. Wish me luck!