This bicycle has been updated again - click here for the previous version
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Recent updates, I think it's just about done ...

Nitto aluminum Albatross bars, Raleigh sewn leather cruiser grips, forward grips are Velo-Orange hand-sewn elk hide over a double wrap of leather and cotton. Nitto Technomic Deluxe stem, Dura Ace 9-speed bar end shifters, Brooks B67 chromed-sprung saddle, Cateye wireless computer. Cane Creek Interrupter brake levers ö these were added for twisty-turny fast downhills and safety in traffic

Left to do ... Chris King headset on order

This bike is one-of-a-kind, ready for a ride around the block or a trek across America, a kinetic piece of art, and she rides like a dream.

The other bits: Aerospoke carbon composite wheels with Aerospoke 135mm hubs, Rivendell 700x27 Ruffy Tuffy tires dressed in Velo-Orange Honjo-Koken fenders Nigel Smythe over-the-top olive plaid mudflaps. Polished silver Raceface crankset and bottom bracket with rings as follows: 42 (Raceface), 32 (Raceface), and 20 (AccuTech titanium). Shimano 9-speed 11-34 MegaRange rear cassette, giving a gear inch range of 102.2 to 15.7 LX front derailleur, XTR 2007 normal rise rear derailleur, XT brakes, XT brake levers Rivendell-designed MKS aluminum Grip King pedals with "Knee Savers" pedal extensions Japanese brass bell, Topeak Mini Master Blaster frame-mounted tire pump, Silver Nitto front rack, Silver Pletscher rear rack Blindingly bright C-cell Task Force Super 3-Watt LED Aluminum Flashlight with 1930ās style Velo-Orange mounting brackets 2 red blinkie lights, one Cat-Eye and some other one. Nigel Smythe olive plaid L'il Loafer in front for rides around town; matching Country Bag in back for anything more than that; other stuff added as needed for touring. Carbon Zefal S-Cage water bottle cage with either an aluminum 18-oz Trek coffee thermos or a 27 oz. Klean Kanteen stainless steel water bottle, depending on time of year Oberlauda parabolic bike mirror Velo-Orange leather chain guards and Kevlar frame guards Greenfield kickstand

Gremlin Bell - Everyone knows that evil road gremlins plague bicyclers and often attach themselves to bikes. In fact, road gremlins are responsible for most bikesā problems. As it turns out, gremlins canāt bear the presence of a ringing bell. They get trapped in the hollow of the bell and the constant ringing drives them insane. They lose their grip and fall to the roadway, creating potholes when they hit the surface. Potholes are proof that Gremlin Bells do their job!



Specialized Crossroads - rear detail


Specialized Crossroads - front end view


Specialized Crossroads -  a more head-on view
Specialized Crossroads -  side view
Specialized Crossroads -  rear angle view



This bicycle has been updated again - click here for the previous version
click here for an earlier version

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