I picked up a cheap 8 speed STI 105 equipped road bike with an really rough, rusted frame.
I'm thinking about using the components to build a poor man's cross bike. I'd use it for rail trails, double track type riding.
I'm trying to decide between buying another Inbred 29er and putting a cross fork on it or buying one of the road/cross style frames from the OnOne site.
I'm a little concerned about the cross frame only having a 130mm rear width making it harder to get wheels. Plus if I don't like the bike, it may be harder to re-purpose it or sell.
If I use an Inbred frame, a cross type fork will steepen the head angle a small amount but not make it unrideable - I think. It's 390mm. I figure I can swap wheels around from my other 29ers until I pick up a new wheel. I'd throw a Midge handle bar from OnOne on it. And if I don't like it, I can just turn it into another 29er.
Any thoughts on either solution?
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