Giant Cross City cyclocross conversion

Especially for light weight issues concerning cyclocross / touring bikes & parts.

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poursuivant
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by poursuivant

Definitely not a weight weenie but a fun project none the less.

I wanted a cyclocross bike but there’s not much around secondhand (especially in XL sizes) as it’s just beginning to become popular in Western Australia.

I had this cross city for riding to the beach and short trips, I found it secondhand a while back for $500 with a decent alloy frame, sturdy mavic aksiums and Shimano 105 10 speed group.

It had mini v brakes which were stuffed and needed replacing anyway, and when I became interested in a cyclocross bike I figured why not .. it has slack road geometry and compact cranks, it might just work.

On went some Tektro cantilever brakes, Hutchinson toro 32mm cyclocross tyres, and some FSA omega bars a friend gave me (I’m not a fan of an atomic bars but they’ll do for now) and some 105 5700 shifters I repaired.

The TT saddle is just a place holder until I get another Selle SMP and I’m still working on hood position and bar angle but so far it seems pretty capable. Flat pedals just for testing in the stand I have some old Shimano m520’s on it.

Total cost about $650!

Photos below:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/CvY4iCE2X6NjA9Yk6

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