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 Post subject: MTB to Cross conversion
PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2005 9:06 pm 
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I have a 1996 Schwinn Moab S Cro-Mo frame that I am looking to convert to a cross rig. I read C+ (Cycling Plus) the other month and they had an article about this. Is it as involved as cutting the canti posts and having them reattached? Is there a mechanical way of solving this? Any pitfalls I should look out for? Thanks in advance!

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 Post subject: MTB to Cross conversion
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etownfwd wrote:
I have a 1996 Schwinn Moab S Cro-Mo frame that I am looking to convert to a cross rig. I read C+ (Cycling Plus) the other month and they had an article about this. Is it as involved as cutting the canti posts and having them reattached? Is there a mechanical way of solving this? Any pitfalls I should look out for? Thanks in advance!

-efwd


Before you start cutting or buying anything;

    Does the rear triangle take a cross wheel? I put Cross wheels in my MTB for winter use. My rear 30mm Tufo Tubular Clincher has only 5mm clearance to the bridge between the chainstays. That is not a lot!
    Does your fork take a Cross wheel? Put in a road wheel to check!


I have disc brakes, so I do not have the brake boss position issue. Maybe somebody else can comment on ways to solve that.


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Hi

I did see this one, and it surprised me
http://www.speedgoat.com/product.asp?pa ... &brand=155
only the max. suggested tire with is 25mm so that will be a problem when having a cross tire.
it's a simple sollution for the problem though.

Bas


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2005 11:51 pm 
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paul motoBMX brake is a very simple and elegant looking solution. I have no idea how well they work, though.

http://paulcomp.com/


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Thank you for the suggestions. Gives the clearance issues with the Mavic Adapter, it seems as though the motoBMX is the better solution, albeit more expensive... Do y'all know of any other things of which I need to be made aware regarding converting this old mtb to drop-bars, cyclo-x wheels, etc.? Thanks again!

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If the Moab fit you well as a mountain bike you will probably need a much shorter stem when using drop bars to compensate for the forward reach of the bars and brake hoods. At least I had to when I did something similar.

If you do end up going with the motoBMX brake please post your impressions of how well it works for you.


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