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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 12:25 pm 
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Well, this is not a MTB, and it is not a roadbike, or a cyclo-cross bike.
But it puts a smile on my face everytime I see it and I ride it, so I wanted to share it with you.
I use it as a go-to-work-city-pub-cruising-bike.
It's '94 Crossroads in very good condition, with a nice steel double-butted Tange frame. The colour fades from light to deeper purple.
I replaced the group for some Mountain LX parts I had lying around, an old roadie stem and big back sweep bars.
Hope you like it 8)

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 1:06 pm 
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Very nice and very clean!

You've got to get a matching saddle (with the grips)!


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 7:30 pm 
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Thanks.
About the saddle, I'm looking for a Brooks Swift, but they are very expensive.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 8:19 pm 
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very nice :)

BITD I bought a TREK MuliTrek 720, but had a Crossroads also on my list. As far as I can remember that bike class was en vogue that days and even major Bike magazines are featuring thos bikes in their mags. :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 10:01 pm 
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magas wrote:
very nice :)

BITD I bought a TREK MuliTrek 720, but had a Crossroads also on my list. As far as I can remember that bike class was en vogue that days and even major Bike magazines are featuring thos bikes in their mags. :lol:

Could it be a 29'er avant le lettre? :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 2:15 am 
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With the Brooks will look really good. Likin' what you done with it!


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:43 pm 
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Im working on one of these as a commuter - that looks like fun.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:28 pm 
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That looks like a happy bike! :D


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 7:38 pm 
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Rod_Saetan wrote:
Im working on one of these as a commuter - that looks like fun.

What year and colour is yours?
And it is a nice commuter, it won't disappoint you.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:59 pm 
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its purple, but not the fade, slightly naffer 'crossroads' on the DT too. Nicely made though, and looks pretty good as is, considering.


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