Had a bit of a bike cull which leaves me without a HT MTB for general fitness duties (which combined with a liking of nice ale is causing problems with my belly..)
Considering i'm really not feeling much love for getting out on the road in the middle of winter - how feasible is it to convert the road bike to more CX/general use? I know the obvious differences in geometry, but will i just destroy every part of the bike by doing this?
I'm not talking mad off road just canal tow paths and the odd XC route. Racy ally frame, ultegra group and carbon fork. Crap wheel set and I'm pretty sure there's not going to be much chance of getting big tyres on it - road 25's would be a push. Will I end up in a heap after the first rock with a snapped fork and a handful of spokes missing?