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90's Specialized Crossroads Rebuild

Mid-90s Specialized Crossroads. I stripped the bike down to the frame/fork/BB and built it back up with better parts. It's a work in progress. Aren't they all?

Frame:
22 inch double butted TIG welded chromoly steel. Not sure if all tubes are butted; could just be the main frame.

Fork/Headset:
1" chromoly fork and basic threaded headset

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Shimano 500LX triple crank, granny gear removed; Tange unsealed BB

Pedals:
VP-747 rat trap platform pedals. The "scar makers"!

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Shimano 2x8; 46/34 front, 11-32t cassette

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Shimano 400LX mechs and Deore DX thumbies (these work with 8 speed in friction mode just fine)

Handlebars/Stem:
90 degree Nitto Dynamic II stem and black Dimension cruiser bar with carbon bar ends mounted between stem and brake levers. It also has Clark's ergo grips which are very long grips.

Saddle/Seatpost:
Brooks B17 Standard; Kalloy black alloy post (it was a 400mm version and I cut off about 7 inches of it!)

Brakes:
Avid Speed Dial 2-finger levers; Tektro v-brakes, black. I had to add a clamp-on cable stop at the rear of the top tube because this frame didn't have one.

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
700c; Matrix 750 double wall rim; Formula hub; Panaracer Comet Hardpack 700x38 folding tire

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
700c; Matrix 750 double wall rim; Shimano 8spd freehub; Panaracer Comet Hardpack 700x38 folding tire

Accessories:
Carbon fiber Titec bar ends used as aero extensions; Stem-mounted flick bell; modified Rothco canvas travel bag ($18 on Amazon; this is the large green bag only seen in one photo).

Bike History

Click a link below to see past stages of this bike.

  1. Initial
  2. Stage 2

Added by analogkid71. Last updated 21 days ago.

11 Comments

capreese

capreese says:

This bike looks so nice! I was wondering how good the deore thumbies work with 2x8. And did you just take the smallest chainring of and your chain won't fall out?

Posted about 1 month ago

analogkid71

analogkid71 says:

Unfortunately, the Deore thumbies have to operate in friction mode only. That doesn't bother me, though. I took the granny gear off because I rarely use it and I am trying to shave off some weight. She comes in just over 29 lbs. Ugh.

Posted 21 days ago

robinvanmullem

robinvanmullem says:

Those bars are really nice! Do you mind if I steal that idea on my build?

Posted 5 months ago

analogkid71

analogkid71 says:

Go for it! I like to see cyclists sharing ideas and being creative. Share some photos when you're all done.

Posted 5 months ago

doc

doc says:

I LOVE THIS LAY OUT GREAT REBUILD

Posted over 1 year ago

analogkid71

analogkid71 says:

Thanks. It is super comfortable, too!

Posted about 1 year ago

Shekly

Shekly says:

Did your black rims without machined sidewall drillings on it looks fine after usin with this brakes?

Posted over 2 years ago

analogkid71

analogkid71 says:

Ehh. Braking performance is OK but I've noticed a LOT of squeaking, no matter how I adjust the brake pads. I don't need a bell in traffic...I just ride the rear brakes and everybody turns to look at me! I'm likely to get some Tektro CR720's and see how they work.

Posted over 2 years ago

pearleen

pearleen says:

nice 90es sloping frame

Posted almost 3 years ago

Nathap470

Nathap470 says:

Dope

Posted almost 3 years ago

ghostridethewhip

ghostridethewhip says:

+1

Posted almost 3 years ago