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Old 03-18-08, 10:02 PM
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To Late !......the picture was shot befor the bike was done, i live at the base of the White Tank Mts. in Phoenix, its shake down ride was to the mountian and up the trail, its been on their race trails a few times, wheel base is to long for a tight course, its real smooth over the rough stuff !..still needs new ross stickers!.................OH ! did you shoot the stuff with Lance and the guys at the speedway ?...
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No, I wish I did. I found those on an IRL website. I'd love to get one of those bikes though. They were autographed by Lance and all of the drivers. Lance drove the pace car for that race also. Glad to hear the Ross is not just going to be a show piece. They were built to ride. I'm not sure where to get the stickers. There are a couple of people on the forums that make decals so you may want to do a search for them.
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Originally Posted by brandenjs View Post
No, I wish I did. I found those on an IRL website. I'd love to get one of those bikes though. They were autographed by Lance and all of the drivers. Lance drove the pace car for that race also. Glad to hear the Ross is not just going to be a show piece. They were built to ride. I'm not sure where to get the stickers. There are a couple of people on the forums that make decals so you may want to do a search for them.
Shouldnt be to hard to find the bikes,are you serious ? I was at Indy that year, didnt make the Lance photo shoot, dont remember why ? The Ross stickers are just that (not decals, & no clear coat)i just need to take the time to get a good tracing, its just a simple 2 layer deal, and off to the sign shop,but it would be nice to work with someone used to doing bike stuff , only real problem is the silver is a very fine semi gloss metalic silver,hard to match, same old deal, keep the torn up orig. or replace it with something that close but not right ! Let me know if you really want to launch a search for one of the bikes......gonna be costly for sure !
I worked on Salizars car 2 or 3 years at the speedway, he brought in some shots of him and Lance and a few other fimilar faces, on a "real mountian" trail some where in Chile !......really cool !
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Old 03-19-08, 11:36 AM
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I'm sure we could find one,but affording one would be the problem..I love IRL racing. As you can see I'm on the budget bike collection plan right now. Here's a thread I started when I saw those photos..
https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/345567-my-two-worlds-came-together-here.html
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I'm sure we could find one,but affording one would be the problem..I love IRL racing. As you can see I'm on the budget bike collection plan right now. Here's a thread I started when I saw those photos..
https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=345567
.Nice, your comment about them riding...dead on, i dont know very many that dont ride, but for some reason "RIDE" shortly becomes RACE !!....you put those guys together with ANYTHING you can race and stand back!!! i will try and find the pr shots from an indoor go-kart track in Indy ...MCI did a big welcome to Indy bash for the teams, it was a blast, 45 race drivers, 200 mechanics, couple hundred press and pr folks.....was a real free for all !!! as you can tell i am somewhat of an IRL/Indy car /race car fan my self,I spent most of my working carrer in Racing, just retired last year.... ill see about tracing the bikes, if you wanna talk racing.........jbailie@juno.com will work better !.....PS..pay no mind to all the noise about merger, its just the re-adjustment from a fight started more than 40 years ago........
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Any one out there know if someone has posted a Signature Series catalog on the web .?
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Old 03-23-08, 08:12 PM
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Any one out there know if someone has posted a Signature Series catalog on the web .?
I don't know of any Signature specific catalogs, but www.velobase.com has a couple of Ross catalogs, and at least one of them has a couple of Ross Signature bikes in it... I saw my 292S in one of them.
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Here's a link to a yahoo group that has a few catalogs listed in the file section...You may have to join the group to get to them but it's pretty cool..
https://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group...oration/files/
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I don't know of any Signature specific catalogs, but www.velobase.com has a couple of Ross catalogs, and at least one of them has a couple of Ross Signature bikes in it... I saw my 292S in one of them.
thanks , ill give it a try !
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Originally Posted by brandenjs View Post
Here's a link to a yahoo group that has a few catalogs listed in the file section...You may have to join the group to get to them but it's pretty cool..
https://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group...oration/files/
Thanks !, i joined that yahoo group yesterday, there is a lot of info posted , it seems hard to navigate, ill get used to it..
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As far as I know, Rand still owns the Ross logo or brand, but isn't currently offering anything new. Any bikes you see are at least several years old or more.
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Originally Posted by Little Darwin View Post
I don't know of any Signature specific catalogs, but www.velobase.com has a couple of Ross catalogs, and at least one of them has a couple of Ross Signature bikes in it... I saw my 292S in one of them.
They have a very nice 85 verson, just what i needed, thanks again !
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I hope I don't kick myself later for doing this, but I just listed my Gran Tour for sale on CL. I've decided it's too big for me and I kinda need to make room in the basement. I listed it pretty high so maybe it won't sell and I can tell the wife that people just don't want that old stuff. Even though she's not really pushing me to sell it. I have this bike to thank for getting me addicted to road bikes.
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It looks very big !

Look at it this way maybe you will find a big guy that cant live without her, and you can find another Ross a tad smaller ! I am trying to figure what to sell to make room for maybe a 292s or ? maybe a Ross single speed/track bike ? i really feel i missed out not having a Ross when they were new, but at that time i was doing good to hang on to an old 2nd hand Varsity !
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Yes I do want someone to get her and take care of her. It really is a nice riding bike. I have been using my Le Tour recently and it is alot better fit. I'm sure another one will come along sometime..
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You will find another, for sure !

Anyone just passing thru , i am looking for a Ross frame and fork, abt. 55 cm, Light weight or signature ? or what have you, ...jbailie@brumos.com drop me a note !
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Yes I do want someone to get her and take care of her. It really is a nice riding bike. I have been using my Le Tour recently and it is alot better fit. I'm sure another one will come along sometime..
Maybe we can both find one right here ?
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Hmmmmm, maybe not !
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Hey campy, Not sure if this is what you might be interested in but I thought this looked pretty cool. Very clean frameset..It's a mtb frame though..

https://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-21-Chrom...em230238334063
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Hey campy, Not sure if this is what you might be interested in but I thought this looked pretty cool. Very clean frameset..It's a mtb frame though..

https://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-21-Chrom...em230238334063
I need another frame like I need another hole in the head, but I am tempted...
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Very nice !

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Hey campy, Not sure if this is what you might be interested in but I thought this looked pretty cool. Very clean frameset..It's a mtb frame though..

https://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-21-Chrom...em230238334063
I just finished the Mt. Whitney, was hoping to find a road frame, the guy selling it comes up with some good stuff, i have delt with him, was always a good deal !
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I need another frame like I need another hole in the head, but I am tempted...
Did you see how cheap it went for ?
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Did you see how cheap it went for ?
Cheap? I bought an identical Mt Hood frameset from the Sultan 10/2006 for $66. My 1st fully built chrome Mt Whitney was $100, and the second mint chrome one was only $150. Maybe it's time to start selling them.
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Did you see how cheap it went for ?
It went for about twice what I bid... I may have gone higher if I didn't just buy a NOS Columbus tubed MTB frame...

I thought the Hiten fork may keep the price down. I also was told (after bidding) that it used the smaller stem diameter (like the old Schwinns). Another negative in my book... But, it would have been sweet.
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Cheap? I bought an identical Mt Hood frameset from the Sultan 10/2006 for $66. My 1st fully built chrome Mt Whitney was $100, and the second mint chrome one was only $150. Maybe it's time to start selling them.
If you come across a chrome road frame and fork , i am looking, Lightweight or Signature series ! I would almost "KILL" for a chrome Paramount !
You have a very nice Chrome collection by the way !
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