James R and his Roadmaster Scorcher are scorching a path of irrefutable style between his home and work. If everyone could look this good while commuting we could have completely avoided the whole Interstate Highway System!
This is my Roadmaster Scorcher, I’m not sure of the year, but I believe its circa 1985. I know Roadmaster isn’t a high end brand by any means, but it only cost me $40 and it’s in perfect working condition, has no rust on it, and the tires are in great condition. Its got a steel lugged frame and Falcon derailleurs. I purchased a Topeak rack, cheap plastic fenders, a Specialized saddle (the stock saddle was basically rubber over steel), and a set of lights from a local independent bike shop so I can use it as a daily commuter to and from work. I found some vintage 80s Cello handlebar tape on eBay and an retro looking mechanical speedometer on Amazon to add to what I believe is an already great looking 80s style. I’ve put about 100 miles on it since I got it and its working great and moves along pretty good even when its fully loaded with all my work stuff.