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    Ross Gran Tour II at local thrift shop

    The local thrift shop has this 10 speed Ross road bike. It has a sticker saying 1020 tubing, it is lugged. 3 piece cranks. Didn't look too close at the derailers, probably SunTour or Shimano. Stem shifters.

    It sort of fits me, steel rims with one broken drive side spoke. Steel handlebars and a super stubby stem I'd have to swap out. I'm thinking of getting it as a loaner bike or setting it up as a commuter or flipping it. The chromed fork ends have some surface rust. They only want $16 for it so cost isn't a big factor.

    I don't really know the Ross brand and usually pass them by. But there seems to be a few folks here who really like them so maybe I've passed on some nice bikes.

    What do you think of this bike? I'll try tp post a cell phone pic, or will post it later. Thanks for any comments.

    Yep, phone won't play nice with pic posting so later for those.

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    In the right lane gerv's Avatar
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    The bike collective I volunteer at had a Ross Touring bike




    They wanted much more than $16, but it was a nicely done-up package. Tubes weren't Hi-ten (1020). Nonetheless, if it is salvageable, a great price. I'm always a bit wary of really low-priced or free bikes. Sometimes, the price of fixing them up can be steep.

    However, if you like the bike, $16 dollars is nothing....

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    Bottom end bike, but if the price is right, go for it.

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    1020 steel isn't 4130 Cro-Moly, but, it isn't Wally World plumbing pipe, either.
    For $16, I'd grab it and restore it. Would make a great beater bike (and you wouldn't have to worry about it getting stolen!), and, with the right collection of parts, could turn into a real decent commuter.

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