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    Junior Member LSUAnthony's Avatar
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    Could I change a cylocross bike into a Road bike?

    I found this bike online where I am at and have come to a stop in my searches, but not very big into cyclocross but looking for a road bike, http://woodlandsonline.com/clps/clitem.cfm?AdsID=355765 , if anyone can let me know what they think and if its worth the money.
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    Papaya King waynesworld's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
    walk right in and punch the first guy you meet in the head
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    Papaya King waynesworld's Avatar
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    Also guess I should have answered your other question. Yes, cyclocross bikes make great road bikes. Mine is a Kona Jake.
    Quote Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
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    if ya get a spare set o' wheels you can have knobby and road, in a one minute switch. road bike now, trail bike in a minute ...

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    I use my Nuevation FCX 100, a cyclocross bike as a Road/Touring bike. I'm a big guy and 23/25 mm tires on Vermont roads and rail trails was not going to cut it.

    I put 32mm tires (28 mm would work too) and didn't look back. For me it is a great compromise between comfort and speed.

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    Yup my Colnago world cup is set up for road riding right now as well, two bottle cages, a saddle bag, some skinny tires and it rides just like a road bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ParaDoc View Post
    Yup my Colnago world cup is set up for road riding right now as well, two bottle cages, a saddle bag, some skinny tires and it rides just like a road bike.
    +1. I love my WC. It's like a black suit. Good for all occasions just change the wheels.

    I keep a set of Mavic Ksyrium Elites with GP4000s for road training. The stock shimano 500's with cross tires for commuting, a pair of aksiums with Schwalbe Snow Studs for winter and a rear Shimano 500 with in indoor trainer on it.

    I had it built with a 50T/34 as I mostly ride on roads. Hoping to race for the first time next month.
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    You can use wider tires, and put mudguards on them ,
    they have become an update of the 27 x 1 1/4" wheel bike of the 80s.

    featuring : wider tires & fairly sturdy wheels .. better than average brakes ..
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