Only LL would call Bits and Pieces a sport route!
As the bolt are place by the first ascent, it is in the definition of trad actually. a modern definition could be more clear, but hard to discuss.
for me gear is not climbing. It is gear. stopper evolve to hex, to tricam and friends in the same way that piton evolve as bolt. and power drill bolting.
I did a route and the move was desesperated. with a chance of ground fall. the rock at that plce wasn't very good. I placed two protection and one of them had two pieces and, still, I wasn't sure of that.
for a sport climber, the more efficient move was a kind of overhang where you fall your back first. I use a kind of bridging very unesthetic to finaly clip the bolt and climb the route after without thinking at falling on my back.
I think that the time that we take to think about safety is the reason why many of us wasn't able to climb as strong as sport climber. going on route that we never heard about before, thinking at the way we will fall, never let competition blind a rational decision, be able to critic ourself as pussy or too dangerous without the idea that we are stupid, climbing bottom up, using just enought pro to be chalenging and to have no injury in a fall, not too much just to decrease the lenght of the fall, etc... is more trad ethic than just gear.