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Have an Old Ross Mountain Bike

Old 06-14-11, 01:34 AM
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Have an Old Ross Mountain Bike

from 81-82, lugged frame, shimano components, 10 speeds
Heard they are getting a little rare, any thoughts?
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Old 06-14-11, 07:25 AM
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I would not say they are rare. older lugged MTBs are enjoying a bit of a comeback for use as commuters, and tourers. depending wether this has a ChroMoly frame and fork is what will really matter. it does look like it will need a good cleaning and tuneup to attrack a buyer. the orange chain really makes it look like a bike that needs alot of work so interest will be low


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Old 06-14-11, 07:55 PM
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Perhaps a 1983 Ross "Force Ten"?,, was a 15 speed. Came with gold anodized rims & hubs. I always liked the motorcycle brake levers.
Went for about 1/3 the cost of a then new Specialized Stumpjumper. Chris
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Old 06-14-11, 10:51 PM
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It's actually a ten speed, says Hi Tch on top tube
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Old 06-15-11, 05:54 AM
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Unfortunately, wheels don't match either. Bike would sell as a project around here, for not much. Or maybe a donor bike, depending on the rust on the top tube.
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The Bull Moose handlebars are probably worth close to as much as the bike. They usually go for $30-$40 on E-bay.
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Old 10-18-11, 03:51 PM
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I have the almost identical bike. Mine is probably an 1983-1984 model. Want to sell it? I am needing the handlebars. Mine rusted out and I replaced them.
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That front hoop could well be an Ukai or Araya, if so then hoop worth maybe $25-$40 on it's own if no fatal damage.
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Originally Posted by landlover1 View Post
It's actually a ten speed, says Hi Tch on top tube
The reason it is a 10 speed is because someone has changed out the crankset. It would have been a 15 speed when new. If I remember correctly, and I built a ton of these back then, it would have been a Force 1 only the first year then the name was changed to Mt. Hood due to some potential lawsuit concerning the name Force 1. Mine had quick release release wheels front and rear.
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