a submission for your website. The
description below and 5 photos are attached. Thank you. Brendan
1986 Ross mountain bike was my first real bike purchased new when
I was 13. Getting back into cycling as an adult after many years,
I went back to that year and maker to put together this bike. I
love the relaxed geometry, long chain stays, and solid build. This
bike is a Ross Mt. Rainier bought off ebay in very good and original
parts condition. I didn't have to change much; green Rustoleum spray
paint, new Wald stem, Nitto rando bars with cork and shellac, Silver
shifters, Shimano brake levers, Panaracer Pasella 1.5s, and a Brooks
there I made it useful as a worker:
IRD stainless rear rack, mounted on the front with a large Wald
basket zip tied on.
Burley moose rack on the back to pull the Piccolo, with a Frost
River pannier zip tied on.
Steel fenders off a Huffy beach cruiser with long mud flaps added.
Tool kit and spare tube in a Rivendell burrito wrap.
Zefal HPX #1 pump on the peg.
Chain stay kickstand.
A good smear of linseed oil on the steel parts keeps the rust at
bay here in South Florida.
the kid trailer for the big grocery runs. The bike gets ridden daily
as an alternative to my personal auto and handles it well. I enjoy
its look and feel. Inspiration came from many of the bikes I see
on the Cyclofiend website and others on the web who are promoting
classic and practical bicycles.