Today’s OTS, a ladies AMF Roadmaster, comes to us from Flash in Alameda, California. Another 10 saved.
Flash here in Alameda, CA. I found this beauty moldering beneath an old Victorian apt. building, weeds growing through her forlorn spokes. Like the Tin Man, she needed an oil can bad. Her tires crumbled to bits, brake cables frozen in time, a chain rust welded into a solid unit. I believe she is from 1974 based on her Shimano Eagle type 3 rear derailler. The lack of cheesy decals on her original brassy paint speaks of her high breeding. Nice original touches include Shimano stem shifters, Mesenger sprung saddle, and made in Japan rims. I will leave the ferrous oxide coating on her parts as the rust speaks of time, aging, and entropy. She’s a nice ride, smooth and composed, a little squeaky, and happy to be alive again.