Here's a submission for your website. The description below and 5 photos are attached. Thank you. Brendan

A 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 saddle.

From 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.
Wine cork spacer.
Brass bell.
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.

Pulls 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.


Ross Mt. Rainier - wine cork spacer


Ross Mt. Rainier - full toting mode

Ross Mt. Rainier - side view
Ross Mt. Rainier - cockpit view
 Ross Mt. Rainier - rear quarter view

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