Re: Dream bike..........
The Crosscheck isn't really considered a racing bike.....it's a steel all-around do anything bike. I used to own one and at various times I had it set up as a mountain bike (it has huge tire clearance), a touring bike and a cyclocross bike.
If you put carbon handlebars and a carbon seatpost on one of those...they ride like butter. It would be super easy to set one of these up as an all-day cruiser type of ride.
If some's good...more is better and too much ain't enough.