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Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking This has to be the most physically intense sport ever invented. It's high speed bicycle racing on a short off road course or riding the off pavement rides on gravel like :The Dirty Kanza". We also have a dedicated Racing forum for the Cyclocross Hard Core Racers.

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Old 10-03-10, 08:10 AM   #1
jamesonaride
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1st post, interested in entering races in n.y.

Hello, I am planning to enter some races this fall. I just bought a new road bike this summer, so I cant purchase a cyclocross bike, yet. I have an old late 80s specialized mountain bike i was going to outfit for this. It only needs a new bottom bracket and crankset. plus i was going to get drop bars and the appropriate tires.
My question is- can i install a single speed crankset? its a very old bike and i don't know if the chains have changed. Plus is this a dumb idea? i have heard that some people remove the front derailer, and i rarely switch the front gears when road riding.
Thank You

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