Originally Posted by HapHazard
Best of luck with your new project Mr. Horse! The CX line has a good reputation for torquiness and reliability. Two things (that for me, anyway) lead to a satisfying ownership experience.
The rear suspension ideas are interesting, but I believe you will be contending with the "dip" in the rear subframe (there to lower the seat and look "cool") that is not shown in the "original" depiction.
Looking forward to seeing your progress, especially some pictures with some of your friends, as Mista Vern says.
Almost of the bikes I have owned they all are equipped with rear monoshock. Just because of I love the monoshock set up and really would like to make it to this CX.
One of the very good reference is the Airhead modification of Sparkmoto:
He has given me lots of informative consultant with photos, links and his experiences while making this.