[CR]Ross Signature borderline as to time frame

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To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Date: Thu, 06 Mar 2003 17:37:40 -0800
From: "brian blum" <bbspokes@lycos.com>
Organization: Lycos Mail (http://www.mail.lycos.com:80)
Subject: [CR]Ross Signature borderline as to time frame

The vast majority of Ross Signature bikes were mass produced, with nice ishwata tubing and beautiful paint. IIRC they were designed by Kellogg or Redclay I get those two mixed up. I got one for my girlfriend in 1985 for $240, aqua blue with silver panels, generic Shimano components. They had a red model for $20 less without rear quick release and some other minor detail. My sister bought one of those. At the 1987 Long Beach show I got a trade catalog which listed ASAHI industries which I think is taiwanese. They had identical bikes and I would guess was the contractor for these. There of course were the limited production hand built bikes, I believe there were two models, but I can't remember the details other than they were built in PA by Redclay or Kellogg. I really was impressed with the cheaper two compared to the competitive bikes at the time. Brian in Berkeley