All you guys with your flat bars encouraged me to swap my child carrying bits over onto my Croix de Fer. I've just started taking my 1 year old out on some slightly longer rides (for him), and after doing 11 miles yesterday perfectly happy (he even slept) then I figure that at least this way the frame might see some use. Plus, room for 38s, which means a smoother ride, which means he'll be happier for longer.
Currently looks like this, and on a spin around the block I can confirm that it's fucking brilliant. I might have to get some of those SJS bars with the extra bar at the front so I can hang a Carradice off it. The front rack I was using isn't playing well with the ridonkulous CdF fork length.
Some sort of front rack. Maybe a low rider to allow for panniers, rather than faffing with a bar bag.
Anyone any idea which trigger shifters would play nice with a 9 speed XT mech and a 10 speed shimano road cassette? The thumby I have on there annoyingly doesn't have enough travel to allow for top and bottom sprockets.