When we recently bought this Speedster it was advertised as a medium 2002, but turned out being a 2000 model and a small. After some digging through the vintage parts boxes, I wound up building what seems to be a hot rod hybrid speedster.
Most important thing is the wife / stoker is comfy, and we're pretty close. Being a MTB girl with no road experience, this has been a good compromise. With bar ends it's good for me too.
So for now this will be how this one rolls.
FWIW, I did go with downtube shifters, and just yesterday modified an adjustable 1 1/8 cheapy stem by boring it to 29.8. This made me feel better knowing that chrome tube of the Co-Mo adjustable stoker stem was gone, and not there to inflict injury in mounting or if we were to drop it.
So from our original buy, we are using the frame, seatposts, captains saddle, wheels / tires, chains, cranks, BB's, brakes and derailuers.
The changes included going with flat bars with bar ends, XT V brake levers, downtube shifters, rack, lights, Terry for the stoker and SPD 747's.
The bike rolls fast, rides smooth, and is comfortable plus fun.
So please don't tar and feather me for building what seems like a Corvette, with an Impala body.
After seeing the recent ebay White Cannondale with Aerospokes and flat bars, I didn't feel quite as guilty.
Thanks to everyone that offered advice, either from current or old posts.
Jeanne and Paul