| Is anyone going to the lame ass copake swap meet?|
| I am in search of any Marman engine parts ( controls, magneto cover) and chain guard and belt guard. Pre war Colson bicycle.|
Thanks for any help locating these parts.
| What Colson parts do you need?|
I am just learning about all of this but right now, I need a chain guard.
Marman Parts- Belt cover, magneto cover, fish tail for the exhaust, controls, part that goes in between the gas tanks, key for the key way in the flywheel and I have the flywheel cover but where the cover has 2 holes, I think there is a bracket that would go around the frame, the bracket is what I need. If anyone can help me with these parts I would be really happy!!
Doug ( Lwiker@aol.com )
| I have a very well maintained origional schwinn SS. ID # CH067997-- made in march of 72. It looks like about a 21" frame and is yellow. |
| I have a 1970 Mondia special I am thinking of selling. It has ALL the origional parts except the pump. All components are Campi- Record- except the brakes I think. What is this worth, and who would be interrested????|
| You should check out www.bikeforum.net. They seem to be up on road bikes there.They would be able to tell you the value of your bike.|
| Do you still have your Mondia? Let me know. I am interested. Thanks|
| Hi,I have a Ross Apollo 3 Speed.Would like to know what books you would recomend to find out more about this type of bike.I've been looking but with no success.|
Thanks Jim WAY2COOLMOTORSPORTS
| There isn't much out there specifically about the Apollo.|
The company was founded in 1940 as the Ross Galvanizing Works. It was located in Brooklyn, New York near the Brooklyn Navy Yards. During WWII the company had extensive contracts with the U.S. Government to coat (galvanize) the bottom of ships. When the war ended, at the suggestion of Sherwood Ross, the company switched to the manufacturing of wheeled goods including bicycles, tricycles, wheel chairs, lawn mowers and roller skates.
The company moved its manufacturing plant to Rockaway Beach in Queens, New York in the 1950s and by the late 50's solely manufacured bikes and trikes and was the 3rd largest American producer of bicycles after Schwinn and Huffy. The company moved again in the early 70's to a new facility in Allentown, Pennsylvania. During the two oil crises of the 1970s (1973 & 1979) the company worked around the clock in three shifts and turned out over 1 million bicycles in each of those years.
Upon Albert Ross' retirement in 1969 the ownership of the company was turned over in equal shares to Albert's son Sherwood B. Ross and daughter Teddy. In 1980, Sherwood B. Ross bought out his sister and remained the sole owner until the company went bankrupt in 1989. The company was unable to compete with imports from the Far East made with very cheap labor. The company tried to stay afloat by shifting it's bicycle manufacturing to leased factories in Taiwan and use the Allentown facility to fulfill government contracts that it had successfully bid on.
The name ROSS was purchased out of Bankruptcy Court by Rand Cycle, Farmingdale, NY. Sherwood B. Ross worked for Rand for 5 years as a consultant as part of the name deal. Rand never sunk enough money into marketing the ROSS name and although they still own it, they are not actively pursuing ROSS sales.
Your best bet is to log into a bicycle forum that deals with muscle bikes and pick there brains for any info you might require.The C.A.B.E. is a good site to check out.