Greetings from Portugal!
I loved seeing photos from your excellent Colnago conversion. It looks great! but, how does it work in the mud? Have you tried it out?
I am asking you this because I have the opportunity to get an 80's stylo road frame, much like your Colnago. All I have to do is weld the canti bosses and possibly dimple the chainstays...
Is it worth it, or should I just get a Surly?
Keep up the good work, Pedro
Well, the "worth it" question is one of personal taste. A Surly may be cheaper. But uniqueness is another concern. I love the pantographs on my Colnago and those you cant find on a Surly. Also, the fun and enjoyment I had in building the bike up and choosing the colors and restoring the bike couldnt be matched by buying a stock bike.
Not all bikes will have room for bigger tires. I know that bikes designed for 27" wheels such as 80's Nishiki's work well. They are the best converts in my experience.
I am actually writing an article for CX magazine on this very subject, so I will save much of my ammunition for that article. So if you arent a subscriber, do it now.
Plus One Lap used to be all about cyclocross, now it's my dumping grounds for anything cycling.
Friday, July 04, 2008
Thursday, July 03, 2008
Cyclocross bike weights
Reader, Tim, sent us some weights for some new cross bikes and fork:
Redline 2009 Conquest Team scandium frame—54cm 1480g
The new 12K weave 2009 Redline Conquest Team carbon fork is 450g
And the new 2009 Lapierre full carbon FDJ ‘Cross frame—57cm---1247g
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