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Old 02-21-06, 10:17 AM
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mcyak
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Tom Kellog initially began building the Siganture Bikes in Ross's Allentown Pa. Factory in 1978. His association with Ross lasted till august of 1983 when he left to form Merlin Bike works. Jim Redcay took ofer building the signature series followed by Bill Williamson and Jeff Duser (who had been with Ross sence the late 70s)
The bIkes were offered as either road or track bikes. Built with Ishawata 022 tubing on 73 degree frame angles (slightly more for the track bikes)
The Signatures came with Shimano equipt. but could be special ordered with Campy.
Additionally, in late 1983 Ross also began offering a cheaper entry level racer called the Paragon.
Built with Ishawata 024 tubing the bike was equipped with suntour V series derailleurs SR cranks, normandy hubs and dia-comp sidepulls.
I'm in the process of restoring both at this time.
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