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#1 2011-07-01 1:09am

MR.Grimm
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1985 Ross Piranha

http://bmxmuseum.com/image/ross_5_copy0.jpg http://bmxmuseum.com/image/ross_3_copy1.jpg http://bmxmuseum.com/image/ross_2_copy1.jpg http://bmxmuseum.com/image/ross_4_copy0.jpg

1985 Ross Piranha

Not as good as if it was made 2 years before Ross made the stupid decision of shipping parts across seas to try and beat huffy and schwinn.


I found this bike at this house that had been recently moved out of. These guys were emptying out the house and they brought this bike out and I saw it, and instantly wanted it. It had no crank, but that is easily replaceable. I took it home, and saw it needed some work, was kinda ticked when i saw that the original chromoly drainpipe seat post was painted over... I still need to strip the paint, which is work in progress. I took everything off of it, and cleaned it. I polished it, used some steel wool (not the scouring pads!) and it's got one helluva shine. Just need to polish the swirls out of the frame, fork, and bars. Everything on this bike is stock, except for the tires, chain, the crank, the seat post. (i have the stock one still, just needed to put a shorter post on it so i could shred at the skate park) and the brake line for the rear brake. This bike rides beautifully, it's probably the best bike I have ever had! I get a lot of oooo's and ahhh's as I ride it around town. I'm trying to get this bike back in racing like it was intended to be. However I'm still trying to find appropriate sized handle bars, replace the stem (its kinda in its retirement stage), and a new crank set.
}PARTS{
*Dia Compe brakes
*Gary Fisher crank
*Redline alluminum alloy pedals (black)
*Rear tire [Primo the wall]
*Sprocket (unknown)
*Front tire [Maxxis daddy]
*seat [stock, Velo]
*copper seat post (4 inches) <-- Custom of course


http://bmxmuseum.com/img/view-bike-in-museum.gif


New bikes are nothing compared to the way they were made back in the day....
))Looking for a stock 1985 Ross Piranha crank set message me if you have details, thank you!((

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#2 2011-07-07 9:56am

MR.Grimm
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Re: 1985 Ross Piranha

Does anyone else have there 95 piranha looking this immaculate? cool
and does anyone have any idea about my handle bars? are they stock? THEY ARE WICKED HUGE!yikes


New bikes are nothing compared to the way they were made back in the day....
))Looking for a stock 1985 Ross Piranha crank set message me if you have details, thank you!((

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#3 2011-09-02 11:47pm

MR.Grimm
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Re: 1985 Ross Piranha

^ I must remove that post, because I already know the answer to the question sad


New bikes are nothing compared to the way they were made back in the day....
))Looking for a stock 1985 Ross Piranha crank set message me if you have details, thank you!((

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#4 2011-09-05 10:24pm

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Re: 1985 Ross Piranha

i think i might have some of the factory parts you need for it, sprocket (good condition) & pedals (bad shape) i used the crank arms on one of my other bikes you can pm me if you want to make a deal or something smile

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#5 2011-09-06 4:47am

MR.Grimm
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Re: 1985 Ross Piranha

THAT WOULD BE AMAZING! are they S&M CRO MO? and i really would like the stock crank arms... the sprocket for the bike needs them, especially since its a spider sprocket. smile


New bikes are nothing compared to the way they were made back in the day....
))Looking for a stock 1985 Ross Piranha crank set message me if you have details, thank you!((

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#6 2011-12-21 9:54am

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Re: 1985 Ross Piranha

The bars on your 85 actually DO look like the ones on the Piranha in the 1985 Ross catalog. There's a 1985 Ross catalog on this page http://www.velobase.com/Resource_Tools/ … Scans.aspx    scroll down to Ross, select the 1985 catalog, and it's on page 13-15, asI recall.

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#7 2012-07-09 8:12am

MR.Grimm
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Re: 1985 Ross Piranha

ok cool man. Where did you find that?


New bikes are nothing compared to the way they were made back in the day....
))Looking for a stock 1985 Ross Piranha crank set message me if you have details, thank you!((

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#8 2012-07-09 12:06pm

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Re: 1985 Ross Piranha

http://www.velobase.com/Resource_Tools/ … Scans.aspx



edited.

Last edited by boersma31p (2012-11-30 4:04pm)

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#9 2012-07-14 11:42am

MR.Grimm
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Re: 1985 Ross Piranha

Link not found... Are you sure that's even a website?hmm


New bikes are nothing compared to the way they were made back in the day....
))Looking for a stock 1985 Ross Piranha crank set message me if you have details, thank you!((

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#10 2012-11-30 3:05pm

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Re: 1985 Ross Piranha

Nice ross brings me way back!!!!!!!


Everybody sing GOOOOO YANKEES !!!                      MAH!! COULD WE GET SOME MEATLOAF ??????????

Your gonna wear the shirt of the band your going to see??? DONT BE THAT GUY!!!!!!
R.I.P. Autmn Pasquale 12yrs. old you will not be forgotten. Murderd over BMX parts. UNFORGIVABLE.

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