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    Mixitup
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    Ross Countach Information -1990

    I am looking for general information on the ROSS COUNTACH Model I may pick up for a Trainer commuter
    Not much out there in the post's or the net so I thought i would ask here.

    Does anyone know what frame material this is made of or what level it is.

    Here is a pic from Wikipedia which I think came from another Ross related site but is the exact Model just smaller

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    The Silstar cranks and derailleur claw scream "Hi-Ten" to me, but it looks like it has alloy wheels at least. Good enough for a trainer/commuter bike if the price is right. Not too fancy to sweat on and lock up outside but with good braking and standard parts.
    If wanting fair bike prices makes me a leftist I don't wanna be right.

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    Hey Blender, I just picked up a Countach a few months ago for $10 with intentions to flip, but I haven't gotten around to it yet. It is equipped with dia compe side pull brakes, shimano derailers - the rd is rs and the fd is unmarked, stem shifters, no name cheap looking cranks, unfortunately steel rims. The frame isn't marked, but I'm almost sure it's hi-ten steel. Nonetheless, a very sharp looking bike IMO.
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    Mixitup
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    Found out it is made in Tiawan, small non-contrasting sticker at the bottom of the ST.
    Dropouts are not stamped like most Ross Hi-tens made in USA bikes.
    My thoughtwhen looking at it is they went for an imported Cro-Moly with inexpensive components as a last Gasp.
    The Ross Thread says the Co. closed in 1989. and the graphic style looks late 80's early 90's.
    I also like the looks.

    Someone somewhere knows. They have the catalog and someday it may surface.
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    Ross Countach Frame Material

    I've had a Ross Countach since new in 1986. It's been a good bike. Stock it weighs in at about 31 lbs. Mine came with alloy wheels, steering stem, and crank arms. The crank arms were made by Tracer which as I recall I found to be a Sugino low end brand. I recently converted it to single speed and have been using it as a commuter for a month or so. I got the weight down to about 25 pounds by replacing the bottom bracket, cranks, bars, seat, pedals, and the chainring and freewheel. I ride about 11 miles round trip which includes 500' descent on the way to work and then the ascent on the way home. Its geared at 42/20.

    I just did a material identification test on the frame. It came up as straight carbon steel; no chrome, no nickel.

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    Here's a photo
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