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Old 02-28-09, 11:50 AM   #1
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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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Old 02-28-09, 02:13 PM   #2
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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.
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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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Old 03-01-09, 10:39 AM   #4
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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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