Has anyone on here ever converted an old road bike into a functioning cross bike? I have an old 79-81?Raleigh Super Record that I'm putting some new alloy wheels, mustache bars, and Club Roost 27 in Cross Terra tires on. I'm keeping the stock Weinman Center pull brakes, due to the bike not having traditional canti posts, and putting on some Salmon Kool Stop pads. I am not yet sure what I want to do with regards to shifters, but I do know that I HAVE to get rid of the stem shifting system it currently has.
Has anyone ever had any experience with doing this? I'm not looking to compete or anything, and am more interested in having this as my beater/bad weather bike. If you have converted an old bike or have seen any old bike conversions, please post pictures so I can have some inspiration.