It's been said that "rust never sleeps." That has proved true this year. In contrast to years past, Buddy's gotten parked outside during the day. What's more, it's been pretty much a "rain or shine" bike. In little ways, you can see where Specialized and its component suppliers have not considered how to keep rust at bay.
|OE Cross Top Brake Set Screw is Starting to Corrode|
|OE V Brake is Not Only Ill Suited to the Bike, it's Corroding as Well. No Such Evidence on the Cantilever Brake in Back|
|Chrome Works Well - Until it Doesn't|
|Stem Bolt Corrosion on Specialized Tricross Expert after 2.5 Years of Mostly Dry Use|