I am new to the idea of cyclo-cross and so am looking for a frame to start out.
but it strikes me that a cyclo cross bike/frame would make the ideal bashing around town general purpose bike for a road biker - durable but with road bike proportions. Also, could be ideal as a touring frame.
Question: do cyclo cross frames ever come with braze-ons (bosses?) on the forks or seat stays for racks.
If so, does anyone know what they would be called in French? (I have asked a friend in NE France to keep his eyes open for me, as there seems to be a huge cache of used CC bikes up there.)
Or, am I just mixing my media so to speak. Is there something about a true cross frame (like geometry) that would make it a bad choice for a general purpose and touring frame?