Today’s chrome-laden trailer queen is provided by Iain in Melbourne, Australia. This a Roadmaster GX Sports 10-Speed. I’m not sure why, but until now, I have never thought to differentiate between the U.S. market AMF Roadmaster and the Australian market Roadmaster. From here on, Australian Roadmasters will carry a (AU) designation and US AMF Roadmasters will be addressed as such. Now, it’s up to you all to reassure Iain that this baby is rightful of its “10 to spend®“.
Love the site. Hope you like this little beauty!
This is, as is fairly evident in the photos, a ten speed Roadmaster GX Sports. I picked it up on ebay while looking for a potential fixie project. However, faced with the condition and sheer chrome of this beast I reckon it might have to stay TS. What do ya think?
The owner said it was seventies — which is how old he was coincidentally — although I reckon it’s eighties. It must have been sitting in his shed for a long time because it’s nearly mint! It looks as if it’s barely been ridden despite a few scrapes on the paintwork. Check out the crank. What a shine!
It would have been a budget brand I suppose, Chinese made and sold by an Australian company. Anyone recognise it? I’ve seen a few on Melbourne’s streets, though none in this nick. It’s got the Suntour shifters but the rest is Shimano. The brakes leave a little to be desired, but I haven’t played with ’em yet. I’m thinking of additions now, rather than fixie minimalism. Are chrome dynamo lights still available? There’s a few scratches on the frame where I think one was previously fitted.
I’ve had quite a few OTS’s over the years but this is the best yet.
Anyway, hope you enjoy the GX in all its resplendent glory!