That's actually an interesting bike. Working Bikes has one of those models and it's been restored beautifully. Sweet machine actually. The problem with Ross is that they sold their best bikes (which are really nice) and their worst bikes (which can be really bad) under the same brand name. The good ones get no respect.
James BlackHeron said:
I need to put my Mt. Hood back together as stock if they are worth THIS much!
True Retro, but the real deal. This 1984 bike is one of the first mountain bikes, the Ross Mt.Whitney. I rode in the BAMMI in 1985 with about 3,000 riders and was the ONLY one on a mountain bike. Imagine the comments about this chrome-silver, 18-wheeler that could go anywhere.
The original seat I replaced with a genuine Brooks saddle. I put an ancient, aluminum rack on the back. New knobby tires. Other than that, it's all original. It's a 23 inch seat tube suitable for someone 5'10" to 6' 2" tall. The components are Shimano. Everything works. It's ready to ride.
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Interesting perhaps -but not $800.
A Ross Mt. bike is probably worth about $150-200. The Mt. Whitney isn't anything special out of the bunch.
Show me proof that it is an un-altered original race-bike with paperwork proving the provenance from the Ross Indians MTB team and perhaps this kind of price might be warranted for collector's value. Otherwise NOT. I'm not saying it's a bad bike or anything -but they are not rare nor were they that top-end in their time. I made mine into a city bike -it's a good solid frame, if a bit heavy (even for its time.)
It's not worth $800 even if Ned Overend won a 24 hour off road race on it.
This one's on EBay, and maybe I'm just showing my own ignorance, but I can't figure out how these are bike pedals. The description makes this statement: "Bicycle Pedals are an essential bicycle component as they transfer cycling power to the bicycle's drive train." I don't disagree, but with no spindle or threads, I don't see how this product does the job. Anyone?
I don't even have a clue what they really are. They almost look like some sort of custom brake/accelerator pedals for a car maybe.
Often with these Hong Kong sellers on PayBay there is often something lost in translation. Sometimes it is more so.
I don't think they have anything to do with bicycles, but there are a lot of sites with that same image and information.
This thread doesn't rest until this is solved.
I'm not so sure about the frame "geometry" of this Nishiki
Are you talking about the appearance that the head tube has been pushed back buckling the top and down tubes?
Must be an optical illusion.
The fender clearance to the downtube might be a little tight...
Must be the monitor I'm viewing it on. I'd say front fender clearance is damn near non-existant.
I see a tiny bit of light between the tire and the frame. Better not put 1-1/4's on there though!