Hi. This is actually my first bike (since I was a kid) and it is a Ross Professional Gran Tour. I gave $5 for it, and it has got me started riding - which has been awesome. Now that riding has become something I enjoy, I will probably look for a newer, better bike - but this one has been okay.
From what little I've learned about bikes in the last month, this one has a Shimano groupset, but not the 600 that the Super Gran Tours have. Also, from what I've read, I it has the unpopular 1020 Hi-Tensil frame. It was made in Allenstown, PA - so I think it's cool that it was made in US.
This one has 27" tires, on (from what I've read) Ross-made steel rims with Normandy hubs. I'm guessing the handlebars have been replaced (I'd rather have the ram-style bars) and it has a Schwinn [approved] seat. I found an old Raleigh water bottle holder, but there were no holes to mount it - so I drilled and mounted it tonight.
I've probably put 300 miles on it since I got it last month. If I can find a Super Gran Tour, I'd like to buy one.
I'd appreciate any info, suggestions, advice, or comments.