I show the process of building a basic cyclocross bike from a hybrid bike. I think hybrids make a good foundation for a DIY CX bike, as they are cheap, readily available, have 700c wheels, clearances for wider tires, and have bosses for cantilever brakes. The bike in the video is a mid-90’s Trek 700 Multitrack. Any of the Trek hybrids (700,710,750, etc) would probably work. A Specialized Crossroads would be a good choice too. Try to find one with a light Cro-Moly frame. You will probably want to avoid one with shocks. Just make sure to find a bike that will fit you to begin with. This is just the start of my project. I plan on replacing the brakes, bottom bracket/crankset, derailleurs, and wheels. The weight of the bike will drop. I will probably upgrade to 9 speed shifters in the future too. But it’s your choice how far you want to go with your DIY cross bike, and what your budget will allow. Most of the parts are used, bought cheap on ebay, or might be stuff I had lying around. Watch for more videos as I do more work on this bike.
Parts I used in this video:
Trek 700 Multitrack bike (1995?)
Bontrager Select drop bars (used)
Shimano 3×7 RSX Shifters (used)
Fizik Saddle (used)
Profile Design Threadless Stem Adapter (new)
Raceface Threadless Stem (used)
Cables/Cable Housings (new)
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