I maybe should have posted this here earlier instead of in the introduction section. Anyway, I recently discovered a Ross Professional Gran Tour II bike in the garage. Since I know absolutely nothing about bicycle mechanics I took it to our bike shop here in town and had them give it a tune-up and get it lubed.
It works fantastically, and if i'm being honest it is probably the most fun i've ever had on a bike. I've been using it to get to campus, work, and for local trails and recreation.
There's a Shimano FE for the front derailer, and for the rear it says Shimano Eagle II. I don't know if those are good, bad, or somewhere in-between. They work great though.
Anyway, all I know about this bike is that it was made by a company called Ross in the early 1980's and that the company went under before the end of that decade. If anyone has any information about this bike, I would love to hear it.