DRF aka Thrifty Bill
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: The NC Mountains
Bikes: 86 Katakura Silk, 87 Prologue, 87 Cimarron, 14 frame school custom, 73 Paramount
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[QUOTE=callmeclemens;12915824 I've read that the American made Ross bikes (which these are) are of pretty good quality.
I've never read that. Ross made a variety of bikes, mostly really low end (some really crappy), and a couple of decent or nicer bikes. Without pictures, no idea. But at the $50 pricepoint, you aren't going to find much, so if they are ready to ride, why not. If they need much work, the cost of the work will exceed the value of the finished bike.
On made in USA, Huffy, Murray and Columbia bikes were all made in USA, and 99% of what they made was junky. Made in USA is no guarantee of whether bike was decent.
Last edited by wrk101; 07-12-11 at 08:53 AM.