Greetings and many thanks for your fine efforts.

A Specialized Crossroads Sport circa 2001 started its life as a vehicle for your grandma.

The frame had some lines, though, that demanded attention and proper treatment.

The reincarnation:

Stripped, cut of all braze-ons, rear bosses, cable guides and other errata (incl. derailleur hanger) and rattle-canned flat black.

Shimano clipless push Shimano 600, 172.5 cranks & BB.

42 x 16 is the preferred gearing and by shear luck I wasn’t forced to swap out the vertical dropouts for fork ends. With a half-link

added, the gain and tension is perfect.

I removed the Suntour 9 cassette and re-dished the Campy Omega 19s, 36h 700c spinning around classic Maillard 500’s,

Dura-Ace cog spun on & old BB lockring for peace of mind.

Syntace Aero 5 deg. bars on a Mutant 3T 120m stem w/ a Profile 1 1/8 threadless adapter to keep the stock threaded fork.

Syntace TT brake lever (fitted drive side for signaling in traffic) links a Ritchey Cyclo V brake, rarely used, but I do value life.

To top it off, a Brooks B-17 Professional sits atop a no-name pin. I swear its adds a pound, but she demanded it. Ya feel me?

She’s a hoot & holler and turns a few heads… all coming in at a fortunate 22.4 lbs. & man, for these aesthetics, I’ll carry the load.

mattie b

Port Townsend, WA

mbenardis@msn.com