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here ya go DavidW56
sorry it took me almost a week.



Sugino GS crank
no pedals pictured, but I've been riding with my GR-9's on this bike and my fixed gears.
WINPISTA road handlebars.
no name seat, all i can see is a "made in italy" underneath.
oh... and the front wheel is not original, it's a rigida rim with malliard hub as the original
was destroyed at a local bike shop this past summer.The kid working at the bike shop was filling
the tire and the tire exploded with a magnificent BLAM! destroying the tube and rim in the process.

The rear rim i believe is an early Mavic and it has a sunshine hub.

It had a brown rubber covering on the brake "hoods" as well, but they were so dry rotted
I had torn them off.

I'm torn as to what to do with the bike.

I love the way it rides, it was my first lugged steel bike, coming from a aluminum MTB and an
aluminum fixed gear.

I really don't want to sell it because Ross doesn't get the same respect as say a Bianchi would
even though they both used the EX 4130 Ishiwata triple butted tubing.

I could convert it to a singlespeed or fixed gear bike but i already have a Bridgestone Kabuki conversion
and a Raleigh 29er singlespeed.

It may end up as a 3speed city bike with racks.I had a schwinn suburban with a Sturmey Archer 3 speed hub 2 years ago and loved it.

It could always be converted back.
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