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Old 09-22-14, 12:42 PM
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upgrading a 2013 Specialized Crossroads

I would like to know what would be a good upgrade regarding headset, stem, and handlebar for the Crossroad without going overboard. Something a bit move aggressive and to be able to add bar ends to. Also, I have had some issue with the front chain ring dropping the chain and thought about replacing the crankset. Any other budget upgrade suggestions would be helpful. Thank you.
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If you want to switch out the adjustable stem, I don't think you'll find a fixed quill without a lot of rise. One option would be to get a quill adaptor coupled with your choice of threadless stem.
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Originally Posted by deepcduck View Post
I would like to know what would be a good upgrade regarding headset, stem, and handlebar for the Crossroad without going overboard. Something a bit move aggressive and to be able to add bar ends to. Also, I have had some issue with the front chain ring dropping the chain and thought about replacing the crankset. Any other budget upgrade suggestions would be helpful. Thank you.
Profile Boa quill stems come in many rises and reaches. Most are for 25.4mm bars but thats not an issue - many cheap 25.4 bars around. A stylish yet pricey solution is a nice road stem with a shim. The easiest thing would be a quill adaptor wih any stem you want. A co-op might have many MTB quill stems laying around, as well as an old LBS.

If your headset is worn out Tange, YST, and DiaCompe make good cheap headsets. Make sure you get the right stack height
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if you're dropping your chain the derailleurs just need to be adjusted. No need to buy a new crank.
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