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1979 Ross Super Gran Tour Professional Road Bicycle

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Great Ross road bike uniquely built in the USA.

1979 Ross Super Gran Tour Professional Road Bicycle

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This is a used Vintage 1979 Ross Professional Super Gran Tour Bicycle.  Bike was manufactured in Allentown PA, USA of lugged, brazed and tempered 1020 (medium carbon) steel tubing.  Unique to Ross bicycle was their "salt bath brazing" method of frame building, where the during the manufacturing process the bikes lugs would be fused in a bath of red hot molten salt and then quenched in a cold water bath.  The bike features relatively thick tube sets to provide ample stiffness and response under power yet still has that sweet steel ride quality.  This particular bike is in good operating condition and has been fully tuned by one our stores mechanics.  The frame is in ok aesthetic condition with the decals having slightly deteriorated over the years and there being some small scratches on the frame particularly on the drive side chain stay.  There are no dents, dings, or bends in the frame that we could see, there is some very minor surface corrosion in ares where the pain has chipped but it's only aesthetic, not structural.

64cm Seat Tube (top to center)
57cm Top Tube (center to center)
89cm Stand-over Height

Fluted Alloy Seatpost
Black Saddle
SR Forged Alloy Quill Stem (100mm)
SR Sakae Road Champion Randnner Handlebars (36cm center to center in the drops), we're uncertain of why they misspelled Randonner.
Ross Professional Threaded Headset
Shimano 600 Brake Levers (with new Cane Creek hoods).
Shimano 600 Brake Calipers
Shimano 600 Arabesque Shifters
Suntour VX Front Derailleur
Shimano 600 Arabesque Rear Derailleur
Shimano 600 Arabesque Crankset(52/40 Double with 170mm crank arms)
Araya 27" Wheels
Falcom 5 speed Freewheel

Serial #0979074296965
Reference #145094

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Manufacturer Ross
Color No
Country of Origin USA
Used or New Used
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