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Help date a Specialized Crossroads

Old 03-19-19, 03:02 PM
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Help date a Specialized Crossroads







Can you help me date this bike? I think all the components are original, except for the tires, cables, pedals, handlebar, and saddle, which I changed out when I got the bike about 5 years ago. I also added the accessories. I can get more pics if needed.

Specialized Crossroads
18" Steel frame
700c tires
Maroon color
6 gears on the back
3 gears on the front
Twist shift gear changer
SRT2001-61 (or SRT200-61--hard to read) embossed on the gear changer hardware clamped to the handlebar
Cantilever breaks with "Shimano" embossed on the round disk
Single piece stem with riser--black with "Sakae" embossed on it
Altus C50 rear derailleur
"USA" on a USA map on TT near the seat tube
"DIRECT DRIVE CUSTOM" on seat tube
Original handlebar was black with a small rise (about an inch) and angled slightly back towards the rider

Thank you,
Roberta

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Old 03-19-19, 03:10 PM
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You'll need to either peruse old catalogs for pictures and spec's, OR simply find the tiny, two-digit letter code on any of the Shimano parts.

I'm guessing early-90's vintage. The first digit/letter of the code is the year, 1991 would be letter P for example, 1992 would Q.

The codes are on the rear of each crankarm, and on the back side of each derailer.
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