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90ish Schwinn Crosscut - 3rd time a charm for a Schwinn?

Old 11-29-17, 06:50 PM
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Cross Point was top tier.
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Old 11-29-17, 09:29 PM
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Originally Posted by 3speedslow View Post
Cross Point was top tier.
You're right- depending on year-

the first year Crosscut was TOTL

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I have the Crosspoint. I updated the crank to a compact double since this photo.

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Old 11-30-17, 12:18 AM
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Originally Posted by BrandonSanders View Post
if i were to take this bike on a trip say 2000 miles what parts would i have to looking into getting best version of so that if something were to go wrong with this bike i would know what to prepare for, thank you.
New bearings and grease in the wheel hubs, headset, and bottom bracket.
New quality 120tpi 35mm or better/larger tires.
Check spoke tension and wheel trueness.
Check chain wear and replace if stretched.
Check cassette and chain ring teeth and replace if worn.

These are the main things to make sure are in good working order to reduce issues while riding.
None of it is specific to the bike model, its all standard and should be done for any bike(old or new) that is going to be ridden 2000mi.

After all this is done, make sure it fits and is comfortable at the contact points(saddle, grips, pedals). Its a really solid option to get into loaded touring relatively inexpensively.
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Old 11-30-17, 08:06 AM
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Old 11-30-17, 05:19 PM
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I appreciate the advice very much. Glad to have that reassurance as i don't know the technicalities of parts
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Old 11-30-17, 05:58 PM
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I really like MTB/hybrid/cross to townie conversions like this. i actually have plans to do something like this with a Univega mixte MTB (welded, but has awesome pink script "cromoly" decals!!!). I want to make it a little bit more of a cruiser.
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Old 12-02-17, 11:29 AM
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what would you recommend is best for tires, tubes, rims even. looking for a something that will be good for roads/trails but just in case things get a little bumpy or if i want them to i want a set up i know is good. im just getting into touring and plan to build myself up on the equipment side of things, but its good to hear this bike will do for what im looking to do
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Old 12-03-17, 07:19 AM
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Originally Posted by BrandonSanders View Post
what would you recommend is best for tires, tubes, rims even. looking for a something that will be good for roads/trails but just in case things get a little bumpy or if i want them to i want a set up i know is good. im just getting into touring and plan to build myself up on the equipment side of things, but its good to hear this bike will do for what im looking to do
First off the Crosscut is an awesome bike and if you got it in complete original groupset great. Follow the previously given advice as to service and regreasing and you'll be good to go as far as you want.

As to tires, I have mine setup with 35mm and am able to run fenders with no issues. When I had the fenders off a while back I tried a set of 700x42 Continental Top Contact II tire, on the front it was fine but the rear only had a mm or 2 clearance. The 42's (which actually measured 42mm) fit but getting them centered and secured to ensure they didn't shift would be important especially if carrying a lot of weight. That said I did use 32mm briefly before switching to the 35's which give a very comfortable ride. I should note that my riding weight plus bike is more than most fully loaded touring rigs plus rider. The Continental Top Contact II tires are worth looking into, they are fast rolling on pavement and have enough tread and puncture protection that I never had issues on the limited offroad riding I do. With the Conti tires I used the lighter weight Conti tubes but that's personal preference.

As to wheels, due to my weight and the fact that I got my Crosscut as a bare frame/fork I went with a 40h Sun Rhyno Lite wheelset from velomine, they are IIRC 27.5mm external width and there's plenty of room for brake adjustment. Any good 700 wheelset will be fine.

Side note, the Crosspoint is often and correctly said to be top of the line for the Schwinn cross bikes and it is but only because of the groupset. According to the Schwinn catalogs of the day the Crosscut and Crosspoint are both 4130 double butted. The difference other than paint is that the Crosscut came with Exage 400 and the Crosspoint with Exage 500.
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Originally Posted by Rotten View Post

Side note, the Crosspoint is often and correctly said to be top of the line for the Schwinn cross bikes and it is but only because of the groupset. According to the Schwinn catalogs of the day the Crosscut and Crosspoint are both 4130 double butted. The difference other than paint is that the Crosscut came with Exage 400 and the Crosspoint with Exage 500.
I purchased my Crosspoint from a scrap metal truck a block away from the scrap yard. The frame had a dent so I really purchased it for its original top of the line Deore components for another build. I decided at a later date to build the frame up to ride using my parts bin.
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Old 12-03-17, 03:26 PM
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Whatever happened to old @cuda2k ? I see the Velobase is still thriving, but looks like his last post was about a year and a half ago.
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