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Originally Posted by trmcgeehan
Does anyone know the history of the Ross company?
I think the name Ross exists todays as a line of cheap kids bikes given as web premiums and incentives: http://ncp.awardselection.com/index....b_category=303

Here's a web site regarding the founder of Ross Bicycles: http://www.expertwitness.cc/curric.html

The latest reference I can find about Ross bikes is a recall dated 1998: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml98/98099.html It seems they were making cheap MartMart type bikes back then. The toll-free phone number listed is to Rand International which still lists Ross brand products: http://www.randinternational.com/ which seem to be cheap imports now.

You might want to contact Tom Kellogg of Spectrum Bicycles. He worked for Ross Bicycles for a couple of years back in the early '80s. From the Spectrum web-site: "November, 1980 - June, 1982 - Tom sets up the legendary "Signature" department at Ross Bicycles and develops the Ross Signature line. After a motorcycle accident, Tom leaves Ross Bicycles and founds Spectrum Cycles. Tom hires Ross Bicycles’ Master Builder Jeff Duser away from the Signature Division of Ross in March, '85."

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