I haven't found this covered in much detail, but if I'm beating a dead horse, sorry. CX seems awesome, but I lack the funds to get a CX specific bike. I do have an old road bike frame (no name steel, in good condition) that's a little on the small side for road riding, so it just collects dust. I'm thinking about throwing on some wider tires, raising the stem a bit, adding top mounted brakes and just going for it. I don't really plan to compete, just looking to pound around the firebreaks on Ft Bragg for fun. Other than the mods above, is there anything else I should look at doing to the bike? Thanks.