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ross bicycle upgrades(11 posts)

ross bicycle upgradespkompath
Sep 7, 2001 8:24 AM
Found bike in the dump. Want to overhaul everything. Any suggestions for compatibility? Cheap upgrades would be better.
re: ross bicycle upgradesRetro
Sep 7, 2001 8:34 AM
Need a little more information before you get specific answers, but what I'd do is rebuild the thing as it sits, with new bearings, cables, grease and tires, then just replace what doesn't work. Bearings and cables are cheap (maybe $10 total), and grease is a few bucks. If anything's broken, replace it with low- or mid-range Shimano stuff (Sora, whatever; I don't remember the names). Probably no point in doing much more than that, because the parts will be worth more than the bike.
re: ross bicycle upgradespkompath
Sep 7, 2001 12:08 PM
the whole bike is shot. I'll strip it until I upgrade my other bike, and add them to the ross.
Go back to the dumpster...MrCelloBoy
Sep 7, 2001 9:09 AM
or a bike shop one.
I don't believe this bike is worthy of Dura Ace.
Go back to the dumpster...pkompath
Sep 7, 2001 9:19 AM
the frame is still good, but everything else needs to be thrown away. Sora components should be fine for now.
Get real ...pmf1
Sep 7, 2001 9:35 AM
How old is this frame? You think the frame will even be compatable with 8 speed components? Better make sure. Ross bikes are pretty low end. I'd say you're wasting your time and money.
Oh, and anyone know how to remove rust from a Huffy Roadmaster?k
Sep 7, 2001 9:35 AM

I like jokers like this guy.
<b>With a hammer?</b> (nm)alex the engineer
Sep 7, 2001 10:15 AM
Oh, and anyone know how to remove rust from a Huffy Roadmaster?Lone Gunman
Sep 7, 2001 12:33 PM
I think that is AMF Roadmaster and they used those in the Breaking Away Little 500
Sep 7, 2001 2:11 PM
I remember tearing mine apart as a young boy in the hopes I can make it race ready like they did. As you can imagine, I just ended up with an unrideable bike.

Good call.
Sora is too good!alex the engineer
Sep 7, 2001 10:05 AM
Shimano still makes some "sub-sora" components, and as far as cranks go, a dirt-cheap Ashtabula forged steel crank would be all that I'd put into this boat anchor of a bike. Don't spend too much on it, and use as many used parts as you can find. Remember, even if you pile $200 into this pile of steel, it's still just a $10 bike, and will never be anything more.