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Bianchi Lynx to Volpe Sora

Old 01-21-21, 12:47 PM
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Bianchi Lynx to Volpe Sora

Seems like this could work. Picked up the Lynx for $40 in great shape and already have a lot of the parts I'll need. Can anyone give me advice/ input on this project before I start.
The frame is very similar
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You want to turn a 26" mountain bike into a 700c drop bar cx/touring bike? That seems...difficult. Yeah, Ill go with difficult.
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You may find the top tube on the frame is long so you have to put the drop bars right on top of the steerer to make it fit right
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I would not make a drop handle bar cyclocross machine from a mountain bike.
Nothing wrong with installing narrower tires and comfortable bars to make a gravel cruiser out of it.
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Show Your Vintage MTB Drop Bar Conversions
281 pages of examples. Again, you won't turn it into a Volpe since its a totally different bike, but you can certainly drop bar the mtb.
That link is a healthy mix of nice neat examples when done well and questionable examples due to poor fit and geometry.
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