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fixie frame to cross bike

Old 09-25-13, 08:03 PM
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fixie frame to cross bike

So, I have this used pure fix frame that i bought a few years ago, (yes I know, I was ignorant back then) and I have 0 use for it, isn't really worth selling so i figured i'd turn it into cross bike. My hypothetical way of doing it would be to grind off a bit of the seatstay beam/brake mount (however you call that thing) and weld some cross brake mounts on. (yes i know they sell the strap on brake mounts but my teammate told me they slide alot) any suggestions? Thanks
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Old 09-26-13, 06:11 AM
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You might get a greater response to your question if you posted it in the Alt Bike Culture forum.
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Old 09-26-13, 09:09 AM
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If you had the skills to be welding brake mounts onto a frame, you wouldn't be asking about it here, and you could probably build a frame from scratch. Sell the frame, and buy a cross frame it that's what you really want.
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You'll most likely end up breaking the Pure Fix frame riding CX on it (and possibly getting hurt). I wouldn't bother.
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Old 09-26-13, 11:33 AM
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I guess you guys are right, probably would break it, any beginner cx frame suggestions?
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Old 09-26-13, 11:40 AM
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I've never seen this bike but:
https://www.bikesdirect.com/products/motobecane/uno.htm
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Originally Posted by mattface View Post
If you had the skills to be welding brake mounts onto a frame, you wouldn't be asking about it here, and you could probably build a frame from scratch. Sell the frame, and buy a cross frame it that's what you really want.
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