Roadmaster Appreciation Society

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Roadmaster Appreciation Society

Postby oldbikegeoff » Thu Aug 28, 2014 12:20 pm

Hello Fellow Roadmaster Enthusiasts

I've Had A Few 10-Speed Bikes Over The Past 3 Years. First I Had A Tassie Cycles Continental Which I Wrecked, Then I Brought A Graecross Courier Which I Rode For A While Then Sold Then Followed By A Ken-Self 10-Speed Bike Which Got Crashed Into By A Student At Given An 1989 10-Speed. I've had it since NOV 2013. I basically got it working then rode it. In March 14 I sold it because I was a bit sick of fixing the old worn out parts. I brought it back in May. I Also Brought An Apollo Eclipse to pinch all the gooidies off. for a while I ran it as a 12-Speed, like a GX-12 Mock Up. the rear wheel broke so its back to a 10 for now. I've taken it on all terrain and its never missed a beat!!!!!!!

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Second Day On The Road


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Sold......


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A Few Months After I Got Her Back

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After Some Work
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Re: Roadmaster Appreciation Society

Postby Rob74 » Thu Aug 28, 2014 4:07 pm

Given the seating position, a smaller frame may be a better option.

Is it the Sports or the Deluxe version?

You mention that you sold it...then bought it back? What was the trading differential on this desirable epipsaG?

Given that your serious about the quality of the Roadmaster GX epipsaG, this thread is sure to provide as much entertainment as the recent one on the tnerroT ocpeR.

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Re: Roadmaster Appreciation Society

Postby oldbikegeoff » Thu Aug 28, 2014 7:55 pm

Only a sports. I sold it to a mate because he wanted it and It was for sale. I had a 18 speed racer but was very unreliable so I sold that. Brought the Apollo and swapped that for a bike I had
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Re: Roadmaster Appreciation Society

Postby yugyug » Fri Aug 29, 2014 10:07 am

Rob74 wrote:Given the seating position, a smaller frame may be a better option.

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Given that your serious about the quality of the Roadmaster GX


I don't think oldbikegeoff is serious about making claims on the quality, sounds to me like he's serious about his appreciation for a bike that he likes. And thats awesome.

Agree about the seating and bars position, smaller frame could work, but I suspect oldbikegeoff uses the brake extensions from the tops more than the brakes from the hoods, and if thats the case I'd do a cheapie town bike conversion.
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Re: Roadmaster Appreciation Society

Postby oldbikegeoff » Sat Aug 30, 2014 9:11 pm

I use the top extensions. It's the daily too and it's how I find it comfortable
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Roadmaster Appreciation Society

Postby yugyug » Sun Aug 31, 2014 8:59 pm

How's the stand over height? When you stand with your feet flat on the ground and the frame between your legs, how much space is there between the top tube and your junk, er, I mean pubic bone?
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Re: Roadmaster Appreciation Society

Postby oldbikegeoff » Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:39 am

I can stand fine from the top tube to the ground. ill have to measure...
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Re: Roadmaster Appreciation Society

Postby yugyug » Tue Sep 09, 2014 12:08 pm

oldbikegeoff wrote:I can stand fine from the top tube to the ground. ill have to measure...


Sorry for the late response. I asked because if the top tube is not too high, i.e you have more than a good inch between it and your crotch, then the bike frame size is probably ok, but your riding position is not suitable for that bike. Drop bar road bikes are designed for braking from the hoods and drops, not the tops. Extension bars were common in the 80s because drop bars were popular but the riding position they had didn't suit everyone. BUT extension bars are not very good for braking - you can't get proper grip and leverage for really good emergency stopping. Based on your saddle and bar position I would suggest a different style of bike, like a town bike or hybrid, would suit your riding position better. You can convert road bikes to town bikes easily too, with new bars and brakes.
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Re: Roadmaster Appreciation Society

Postby oldbikegeoff » Tue Sep 09, 2014 2:36 pm

I thought about a town bike but I like the old steel frame 10 speeds. I like my setup. It's comfortable for me!
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