I need a dedicated bike to ride with the family on bike trails, ride around the neighborhood, pull a kid's trailer, etc. I went to look at hybrid bikes and was appauled at what they were offering for the money. I truly don't want to spend $1000 for a hybrid with a crappy triple front crankset and deore level rear derailleur.
Anyways, I know my Gary Fisher CX bike would fit the bill, but that's staying as-is.
I was thinking of buying a CX frame and building it up with my spare parts, only using a flat bar with V-brakes instead of the drop bars (which I really won't need). My question...a standard modern CX frame *will* work with flatbars and V-brakes, correct? If memory serves correct, the attachment positions on the front fork are the same for cantis as they are for V-brakes, right?
Then I can run mountain 9-speed components that I have (x.7 shifters and f/r derailleurs with a montain cassette).
Am I missing anything? Any reason why this would not work? I'm always afraid when I start a project like this that I'm missing a reason why something wouldn't work properly.