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1983 ROSS Force 1

This is the first mountain bike model offered by Ross. The Ross Indians were the first organized mountain bike racing team with full factory support. Dropouts are stamped Chain Bike Corp. Ross introduced their first production MTB, the Force 1, during the first Interbike Show in October 1982 – the bike’s name was later changed to the Mt. Hood due to a trademark conflict. In early 1982 Ross Signature (hand made bike department) was making custom Mountain bikes. Jim Redcay was the builder (Tom Kellogg was working on Road Bikes). Jim was also involved in the Force 1 frame development. This was the first bike Ross had built in Allentown with cantilever brakes.

Frame:
1983 Ross Force One Lugged Steel Ross AM-Lite tubing Built in Allentown, PA Size is 57x57

Fork/Headset:
Ross Professional

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Raceface / Shimano

Pedals:
MKS Foot Jams

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
44 tooth chain ring ACS Claws 18 tooth Izumi chain

Handlebars/Stem:
Specialized Bicycle Company Bull Moose ODI Grips

Brakes:
Dia Compe 284

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Hubs are SR 36 hole Rims are Ukai 26x2.125 Ritchey Moby Bite tires

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Hubs are SR 36 hole Rims are Ukai 26x2.125 Ritchey Moby Bite tires

More Info:
http://mombat.org/MOMBAT/Bikes/1983_Ross_Force1.html http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=483501 http://mombat.org/Ross.htm

Added by cobrabyte. Last updated over 7 years ago.

3 Comments

heathmusic

heathmusic says:

nice build. love the black and gold vibe.

Posted almost 5 years ago

specialfreakenstein

specialfreakenstein says:

I used to have one. This one looks solid.

Posted almost 7 years ago

nwbikerider1

nwbikerider1 says:

very nice

Posted about 8 years ago