I'm in search of the cheapest way to build up a "real" cross bike.
My shop has invited me to get into it this winter, and I love to support them, but all my money has gone into a home rennovation this year.
I have an abundance of 126mm frames in various states of build up. There's a Trek 620 with canti bosses, but I truly want to have a real nice touring rig. I'd take my 66cm panasonic out, but it has calipers and not much room for big tires.
One thing I was thinking about was my 700c Shogun 600. It's got a 62cm ST and something like a 54 cm TT. Cable guides on the top of the TT. Horiz. dropouts. I'm not sure what the BB drop is on it.
Wouldn't that make a cool jerry-rigged 'cross frame? If a framebuilder could install bosses for fairly cheap, I'd have a sub $300 rig to go and mud up.
Has anyone else done something like this?