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    1983 Ross Force 1

This is the first mountain bike model offered by Ross.  These were the first cantilever brake bikes build in the Allentown, PA factory.  The name was later changed to Mt. Hood due to a trademark issue with the Force 1 name.  The Ross Indians were the first organized mountain bike racing team with full factory support.  Dropouts are stamped Chain Bike Corp.

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Frame Ross Amlite tubing
Fork Ross socket type fork
Rear Shock NA
Rims Ukai, gold anodized
Hubs SR
Spokes zinc
Tires Ritchey Quad
Pedals Shimano PD-MX15
Crank Takagi Tourney AD
Chain DID
Rear Cogs 5 speed Maillard freewheel
Bottom Bracket Hatta High Cup
Front Derailleur Suntour AG
Rear Derailleur Suntour AG
Shifters Suntour
Handlebars Bullmoose
Stem Bullmoose
Headset Ross Professional
Brake set Dia Compe 980
Brake levers Dia Compe
Saddle Avocet Touring 1
Seat Post alloy
Colors Black
Size 21"
Serial #   0483585148

 

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