• http://hughsbicycle.blogspot.com Hugh

    The Panasonic looks great and very functional.And the Ross looks show-room fresh. Nice bikes for sure. I would be proud to own that Panasonic. Is it about a 58
    cm frame?

    • Jeff V

      Yes, 23 inches X 2.54cm/in = 58 cm. I no longer have the Panasonic – a local college fellow is now the proud owner!

  • Jacky

    I know that this is a very old post but I have the exact same Ross and want to make some modifications to it. I’m going for a townie/city bike feel and I want to use it as a commuter. Can you tell me anything about this bike? I don’t want to go to a forum as the bike snobs seem to really hate this bike. I have heard that the parts are cheap–that’s fine by me, I’m a poor grad student looking to invest my spare change into something that may be expensive but with patience could turn out to be a fun project. Even if it is hi-ten steel, is the frame good and durable? In other words, if I invest time and money into this project will the frame die in a couple of months? I figure it has lasted this long (do you know the time frame of the bike?) so I shouldn’t be worried, but I still wonder. Thank you very much for your time and any help you can give me!