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Originally Posted by Yotsko
I think the last two comments have convinced me...I'm going to try cross. I've got an old Trek 930 I've been trying to come up with something for sitting in the garage. It sounds like I could buy some new wheels and a pair of 35mm tires and that'll do for now.
I did the same thing with my steel Fuji Touring. Just popped off the rack, fenders, bottle cages, and threw some 32's on there. Did my first races last season with that setup and I was fine. I could've swapped out the triple chainring up front, but was too lazy--completely hooked after my first race, I knew I'd be building up a dedicated cross racer soon anyway.
While I didn't race very well, I don't think the bike's to blame.
Do it. Good luck.
...and yes, the girls are hotter.