Help identify Bike Please

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  1. landart

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    Trying to find any information on this possible restoration project. Head badge says Coast to Coast. I have search that term and found nothing that looks like this bike. Any ideas what the bike might be called? Thanks! coastking-1.jpg
     
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  2. RustyGold

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    Its an import...probably German, but ???
     
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  3. SSG

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    I agree, it's an imported bike badged for coast to coast hardware stores.
     
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  4. GuitarlCarl

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    Coast to Coast was a Hardware chain and I believe their bikes were built by Ross. That one looks a lot like a Barracuda, I have a ratty C to C badged Apollo.

    Carl.
     
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  5. ParkRNDL

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    Looks VERY close to one of these:

    From the 1967 Ross catalog
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    From the 1968 Ross catalog
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    I am thinking the shifter in your pic looks more like the '68 catalog pic.

    Also, if you do a Google image search for "coast to coast" bicycle duster or "coast to coast" bicycle eagle you will see that they are in fact rebadged Ross Apollos and Ross Barracudas. So yes, this is likely a rebadged Ross.
     
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  6. RustyGold

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    From a discussion on thecabe regarding Ross Barracudas...

    https://thecabe.com/forum/threads/ross-barracuda-10-speed.127194/

    ...this is a thread that shows jungleterry 's collection of Ross Barracudas, which contains a few similar to your CtoC.

    https://thecabe.com/forum/threads/ross-barracuda-collection.96225/
     
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  7. Rustinkerer

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    CBC/Ross didn't use 3 piece cranks, or have stepped frame joints like this. They did make some Coast to Coast bikes. The above bike is an import, made in similar style to the Ross version. -Adam
     
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  8. GuitarlCarl

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    Except that the Ross Barracuda in the 68 catalog picture above does have a lugged frame and a 3 piece cottered crank... It's so similar it's even the same color... My guess is yes it's an import AND made by the same company that made the later Ross...

    Carl.

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  9. ParkRNDL

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    Bingo! I should have posted the full page pics from my reference book to begin with.

    20190902_175408.jpg 20190902_175432.jpg
     
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