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Old 02-01-20, 11:07 AM
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My modernized Crosscut

Her she is . Iím finished except for the pedals . I may take it to a local bike shop and pay them to remove them for me .
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Old 02-01-20, 11:59 AM
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I really like the older hybrids like this. What all did you do to it?
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I really like the older hybrids like this. What all did you do to it?
New wheelset with Shimano hubs , 700x40c Michelin ProTec tires , and tubes of course . Replaced the old 12-28 cassette with a Shimano 11-32 eight speed cassette , new Shimano Acera derailleur, new KMC chain , different stem with new riser bars and grips . New shifters and brake levers, for the switch over to Shimano V-Brakes from cantilever. All new cables .
About all thatís original is the frame with bottom bracket with cranks and the seatpost.
The pedals are original and are stuck pretty good . I hope to swap them out for some lightweight platforms .
Rides great . Shifts like butter .
Iíve done a lot of similar work on my early 90ís Schwinn Crisscross except it has old wheels . I may spring for a new set of wheels for it next month . Although they ride straight and true .
Both frames are Chrome Moly and the bikes are fairly light compared to everything else I own . I think around 27-28 lbs . Never weighed them , but thatís what Iíve read in the Schwinn Spec sheet .
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I like it. Looks great!
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For your stuck pedals, spray them with some PB Blaster then give your pedal wrench a good whack with a wood mallet. I've been able to remove stubborn pedals in the past with this method.
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just make sure you are trying to turn them the correct direction!
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
just make sure you are trying to turn them the correct direction!
thanks , but I figured that out years ago. LOL !
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Old 02-15-20, 05:58 PM
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Swapped out my saddle for a Brooks B-67 this morning. It’s a little on the heavy side but was fairly comfortable riding today . May adjust the nose up a little to keep from sliding forward so easily before the next ride .
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Originally Posted by kirby999 View Post
Swapped out my saddle for a Brooks B-67 this morning. Itís a little on the heavy side but was fairly comfortable riding today . May adjust the nose up a little to keep from sliding forward so easily before the next ride .
Did you ever get the pedals off? It doesn't look like it.
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Originally Posted by Korina View Post
Did you ever get the pedals off? It doesn't look like it.
not yet ! LOL ,
Havenít tried. Been too wet or too cold .
waiting for nice weather .
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Originally Posted by kirby999 View Post
not yet ! LOL ,
Havenít tried. Been too wet or too cold .
waiting for nice weather .
I'll send you some of our nice clear weather if you'll send us rain; it's alarmingly dry here.
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Originally Posted by Korina View Post
I'll send you some of our nice clear weather if you'll send us rain; it's alarmingly dry here.
deal ! Weíve had close to 20 inches of rain so far this year . Rain in the forecast for Monday through Thursday next week . Was dry today, but cold . Had snow flurries this morning. Crazy weather !
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Got a new B-67 for my CrossCut , one of the aged ones . Tried it out for 10.5 miles today . I think Iím going to like it. The black B-67 will be going on another bike .
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Upgraded my Crosscut today . Ever since I bought it ,over ten years ago , I’ve been trying to move the old beat up cage pedals from the cranks .
I’ve ruined more wrenches trying to get them off and neither side has moved a micro .
I ruined a new $20 pedal wrench yesterday.

So I got to thinking , why not change out the cranks ? Then I can put whatever pedals I want on it .
I also have been toying with the idea of going to a 1x8 drivetrain and eliminate the front derailleur and shifter .
I rarely shift out of the middle chainring anyway.
Today , I borrowed a set of Shimano Hybrid cranks off another bike that had removable chainrings and installed them and a 36 tooth oval wide narrow chainring on the CrossCut .
Installed a set of pedal extenders and a set of platform pedals .
Then took her for a test ride .
I’m in LOVE .
With this setup , I get to use those middle gears that used to be at the top end spinning down hill to get the mo to get up the next hill .
Riding around the the neighborhood , I got up to sixth gear and purposely approached a few hills slow so I could try out the new low gear . Wow! I just spin right on up the hills .
I‘m going to ride the Crosscut for a week or so , but I’m thinking I may be I’m going to be going 1x8 on my CrissCross and 1x7 my Specialized Hardrock .

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Originally Posted by kirby999 View Post
Upgraded my Crosscut today . Ever since I bought it ,over ten years ago , Iíve been trying to move the old beat up cage pedals from the cranks .
Iíve ruined more wrenched trying to get them off and neither side has moved a micro .
I ruined a new $20 pedal wrench yesterday.

So I got to thinking , why not change out the cranks ? Then I can put whatever pedals I want on it .
I also have been toying with the idea of going to a 1x8 drivetrain and eliminate the front derailleur and shifter .
I rarely shift out of the middle chainring anyway.
Today , I borrowed a set of Shimano Hybrid cranks off another bike that had removable chainrings and installed them and a 36 tooth oval wide narrow chainring on the CrossCut .
Installed a set of pedal extenders and a set of platform pedals .
Then took her for a test ride .
Iím in LOVE .
With this setup , I get to use those middle gears that used to be at the top end spinning down hill to get the mo to get up the next hill .
Riding around the the neighborhood , I got up to sixth gear and purposely approached a few hills slow so I could try out the new low gear . Wow! I just spin right on up the hills .
IĎm going to ride the Crosscut for a week or so , but Iím thinking I may be Iím going to be going 1x8 on my CrissCross and 1x7 my Specialized Hardrock .
Looks nice.

If you keep the setup, be sure to shorten the chain for slicker shifting and better chain retention. Rear brake loop is too long; saddle is not level also.
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I liked my Crosscut as a 1X drivetrain, I decided to change my CrissCross to 1X.
We just had a rain shower , so it’ll be tomorrow before I can try it out properly.
This one has a 11-34 cassette. With a 34 oval wide narrow up front , I should be able to climb any hill around here .
BTW , I like my saddles right where they’re at .

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Nice work! I I like the 1x setup also.
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Originally Posted by hicks View Post
Nice work! I I like the 1x setup also.
Thanks,
Took it on a 12+ mile ride today . Longest Iíve ridden in awhile. On one stretch of road , I actually used top gear and was traveling around 22mph , plenty fast enough for me .
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Originally Posted by kirby999 View Post

Swapped out my saddle for a Brooks B-67 this morning. Itís a little on the heavy side but was fairly comfortable riding today . May adjust the nose up a little to keep from sliding forward so easily before the next ride .
I find that a Brooks set perfectly level, keeps me in one spot, comfortably!
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