What do you think about THIS plan?!?!
I have a road bike that I love, a 2001 Schwinn Fastback Pro with 2004 105 parts and newer ISIS bottom bracket and cranckset.
Thought 1: I don't want to subject the road bike it to another northeast winter of slush and salt.
Thought 2: I really want to dabble in cyclocross
Thought 3: I'm a poor college student and can't afford a new bike : (
I'm thinking instead of getting a cheap winter beater bike, I pick up an inexpensive cyclocross frameset and put the road bike parts on it. Ride some 'cross on it and use it to commute in the winter.
Then come spring, If I've saved enough from Christmas, odd jobs, etc - I can upgrade the road bike frame. If not, I can just put the original components back on.
Does this seem like a viable thing to do? Let me know if there's something I'm completely missing here.