I just got a new road bike care of a friend and so my old Schwinn road bike is going to sit idle. I was thinking it might be fun to make some minimal modifications to it & convert it into a cross bike. I'm not talking about a race winning bike, just something different from my Mountain bike.
It's a lugged chrome molly frame with little collector's value so I'm not worried about it getting a little bit beat up from rocks and such, I just don't want to break it . I figure the steel frame should make it solid but wanted to make sure I wasn't making a terrible mistake.
I figured something like this would work for tires:
It's a 27x1 1/4" wheel equipped bike and I don't feel like changing rimsize or wheels for that matter.
The only thing I might want to do is get a 2 speed crank with a lower 1st gear for climbing or maybe one of those 6 speed Shimano mega range freewheels.