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02-18-08, 07:44 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 186,738
Posted By Joe McKishen

As Ranger63 mentioned above, here are the links...

As Ranger63 mentioned above, here are the links to the two Ross catalogs I have posted at bicycle_restoration Group on Yahoo.
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02-18-08, 04:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,167
Posted By Joe McKishen

Depending on the depth or shape of the dent, it...

Depending on the depth or shape of the dent, it can either push the dent back out or further in as it compresses the high spots made surrounding the dent. The process requires clamping an exact...
02-18-08, 04:20 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 25,172
Posted By Joe McKishen

Lamplight, The big orange Varsity came to be...

Lamplight,
The big orange Varsity came to be as a wreck or damaged new bike years ago, it was part of a shop cleanout that I did up in NY. I guess it was sold and returned when it was new with a...
02-17-08, 01:45 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 25,172
Posted By Joe McKishen

This isn't rare or anything, but it's an all...

This isn't rare or anything, but it's an all original, with original tires, 1973 Schwinn Varsity with a 24" frame. Its as close to new old stock as you can find when it comes to one of these.
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01-21-08, 03:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,758
Posted By Joe McKishen

The ones I dealt with weren't that bad as far as...

The ones I dealt with weren't that bad as far as fit and finish, probably about par for the course for a bike built with what looked to be early 20th century technology, but the problems were with...
01-07-08, 03:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,758
Posted By Joe McKishen

There is NO substitute for the an original...

There is NO substitute for the an original Raleigh, those bikes from India are pure junk from what I've seen. I had the misfortune of having to deal with two of them a few years ago. First off, you...
01-07-08, 03:01 AM
Replies: 496
Views: 186,738
Posted By Joe McKishen

I can't help you with the shoes, I wear a size 15...

I can't help you with the shoes, I wear a size 15 shoe 4x wide, and have never been able to find a cycling shoe to fit. I run with platform pedals only.

Original decals may be tough to find, your...
01-20-06, 07:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 377
Posted By Joe McKishen

WTB: Sunshine LF Q/R Frt hub / Miche Comp. Rear hub

I am looking for a Low flange, 36H, Sunshine Q/R front hub, these were used on many mid range bikes from the early to mid 1980's.
I prefer NOS, but good used would work too if in good condition.
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09-06-05, 02:20 AM
Replies: 496
Views: 186,738
Posted By Joe McKishen

Andy, you said earlier that your dad had bought...

Andy, you said earlier that your dad had bought out his sister in 1980, and after he bought the company it was renamed Ross Bicycles Inc.. Would you happen to know when the headbadges on the bikes...
08-31-05, 01:06 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 186,738
Posted By Joe McKishen

Ross bicycles was the brand name of Chain Bike...

Ross bicycles was the brand name of Chain Bike Corp. and used a round stick on alloy headbadge in the earlier years, and went to a larger rectanglular 'R' logo decal in the later years, sometime...
01-26-04, 05:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,367
Posted By Joe McKishen

I searched CR and bikelist.org, but there's no...

I searched CR and bikelist.org, but there's no real definite info there that I have been able to find. There is a reference to some JA bikes being built by Ron Ketchings, and posibly of Reynolds 531...
01-24-04, 04:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,367
Posted By Joe McKishen

Rare find or 'run of the mill?

(also posted at oldroads.com) Last weekend I trash picked an odd branded bike, the headbadge says Jacques Anquetil Bicycles, France. It's missing it's handlebars and wheels, but looks to be in fair...
11-21-03, 02:46 AM
Replies: 496
Views: 186,738
Posted By Joe McKishen

Ross Bicycles

Ross bicycles continued in Allentown, PA until the early to mid 80's, they had reconfigured the factory to make ammo boxes for the US Gov. and outsourced bicycle production to Asia. The ammo box move...
11-21-03, 02:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,264
Posted By Joe McKishen

Peugeot UO-8?

Looks like a mid to late 70's UO-8. Seat tube may say Record du Monde on decal? (not on all). Common colors were white, orange, and blue. White was the most popular.
UO-8 equipment would include:...
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