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Old 11-18-03, 07:52 PM
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2 years ago a fellow was selling Ross Super Gran Tour NOS road bikes still in their shipping carton on e-bay. They were heavy HiTen frames with the early, ornate Shimano 600 component set, Araya alloy rims & so on. Apparently, top notch components on a cheap frame was not a good marketing decision as this fellow had quite a few up for auction. My winning bid was $96.00 & I stripped all the new parts & wheels off to build up a 1971 Raleigh Super Course I had just repainted. This made a great, inexpensive sport tour bike. I still haven't decided what to do with the Ross frame, maybe a single speed? Don

edited 1/19/08: I'm adding pics & info to my OP...I never did anything with the Ross SGT frame and sold it Summer 07 to a fellow who wanted to build a single speed, pics are from my Craigs List Ad. The Hi-Ten frame was heavy, weighed over 7 pounds. I used the Shimano 600 components first on the Super Course as shown here, then pulled most of them as I added original Raleigh pantographed parts. the SR Randonneur bars & 600 brakes went onto a Bianchi Trofeo frame, the 600 Shifters, derailleurs & crank to my Motobecane Grand Jubile.
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Last edited by ollo_ollo; 01-19-08 at 11:51 AM. Reason: add pics & addnl info
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