Remember Alice in Wonderland, when she had to take a bite of the cake labeled "Eat Me" to grow? I'm feeding some cake to a bike to make it bigger. This is a 1972 Ross Barracuda. It's a 20" 3-speed bike. I love this particular picture, and have loved this bike for years. This year I'm going to build one for myself... just bigger. And while the Barracuda only came in 3-speed, the "King 'Cuda" will be a 5-speed because A) I love 5 speeds, and B) a bigger version deserves 2 more gear options. This project started in January when an RRB member offered me a Coast King Commander, a 26" cruiser with a Barracuda looking frame. Ross built them. This is how the bike came originally. My goal is to stay as authentic as I possibly can, using actual Ross parts, or parts that at least look the part. You may know JungleTerry? Terry has well over 50 Ross Barracuda's in his collection. He has been instrumental in helping me source parts, and pick the correct ones specifically for the year I'm building. Hopefully I can still rely on his guidance as I run into challenges along the way.