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    Vintage Ross "Hot rod" bike

    Looking to buy an all original vintage bike, the seller believes its a 1960's or 70's bike looks very cool so that's the reason I'm thinking about buying it, let me know if someone has any more info on it (year, value, etc) it's for sale for $40, seller says its ride ready even with original tires, thanks!
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    wrk101 summarized the situation well. If you can find some 26" aluminum rims and/or a 2- or 3-speed coaster hub at a very low price, those would be among the best upgrades you could make.

    As one can see from the geometry, there is nothing new about a "townie."
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    Quote Originally Posted by wrk101 View Post
    If the tires are original, then its not ready to ride. Bike tires do not last 40 to 50 years. ...
    One of my RRAs has its original tires, from 1938. Nothing I'd want to dash down hills on, but for boulevard cruising they've been fine.
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    Do you think it's worth the $40?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bjur85 View Post
    Do you think it's worth the $40?
    If you go into it knowing you're going to have to spend some $40 on tires... If the bike doesn't look rusty or crappy to you- and that's the kind of bike you're looking to enjoy- it'll be PLENTY easy to get $40 of fun out of that bike.

    If this is your first bike that you're picking out- and you decide to go in another direction (like a different style of bike)- I think you'll be able to sell it for $40.

    Best of luck and enjoy! Come back and tell us about it!
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    That's a pretty cool bike. It's not a fast bike, or a lightweight bike, or a long-distance bike, or a practical bike or a valuable bike; but $40? What the hell.
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    So went and picked the bike up, it is in very good shape, has surface rust on wheels, but other than that really clean, barely any scratches on frame and handlebars look brand new! This is what is what I found out about the bike:

    Equipped with Shimano
    Mesinger seat (black with 3 white stripes) Made in the USA
    Vredestein Anti Slip front tire (hold air fine, just have dry rot cracking) and rear is Regency
    BMA/6 sticker (guessing bike is from the 70's)
    Rigida (made in france) rims
    the front emblem says Ross and "CDC" on top and "NY" on the bottom
    Serial # 72246862

    Anyone know what year it's from?
    Last edited by bjur85; 12-20-14 at 08:18 PM.

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    I believe that it is a Ross 'Central Park' model from approx. years 1968 to 1972. I think that they made this model as a coaster brake, 3 speed with 2 hand brakes, and a 3 speed with built in foot brake. Manufactured in the Allentown, PA , Ross (aka Chain Bike Corporation - CBC) plant. Very surprised that it has Rigida rims as I think that they manufactured their own chrome steel rims.

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    Yes it is a single speed with coaster brakes

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