Any ideas on the year of this Ross Mt. Rainier? I'm considering buying it...
I've actually had two emails back. We're both in Huntington Beach, so maybe that helps.vdubbusrider said:i made a lower offer on that one and never got a responce. maybe you'll have better luck.
cegrover said:Any ideas on the year of this Ross Mt. Rainier? I'm considering buying it...
I bought the bike primarily because it has rollercams (with the "Cunningham Design" script - did they all have it?), which will now go on my Paramountain. That means I'll probably be parting it out, although I guess I could put the XT U-brakes from the Paramountain on the Ross, but I was planning on keeping the extra U-brakes as backup for the Arrival and Montare.
- Tange MTB tubing - large frame (I'm 6'1" and the standover height is borderline for me)
- Full Suntour except for STX RD (obviously not original)
- Those unknown model Araya rims that were on so many bikes in the 80s
- XC Sport hubs
- Sugino VP cranks
In summary, it looks like this was a mid-level bike from around 1986-1987. I literally picked it up on the way to work, so I'll check it out more tonight and will post component details and should be able to confirm its birth year using First Flight's component listings.
I dont think it says anything on the arms, just on the cams. As far as I know all the earlier ones did like you said. The XC Pro roller cam sure is a rare find.bushpig said:The early Rollercams said Cunningham Designed, but I am pretty sure the later ones (XC Pro, XCD) didn't. I have a box of arms that I am getting this summer and will have a look.
Well, I meant the later one, maybe 1990 or 91. Its a nice looking brake and the arms look much more like the genuine WTB arms. But ya, the early, drilled-out one with the threaded pads and linear springs is a bit tough to find as well.Shayne said:Only made for 1 year. 1984 I believe.