Having just restored a 1984 Road King bike, I happened to be out in Swansea, near the dual lift span bridge, when I noticed another one, here on the left, in silver with blue trim. Fascinating, as I had never even known of this brand only 2 weeks ago ! Note the upturned road bars – I think it’s more elegant to fit different bars, but this does work cheaply, I suppose. It’s often done by older guys commuting on old road bikes around here, and has been for years. Road bars just aren’t appropriate for everyone …
Unfortunately Swansea’s atmosphere does not treat bikes well, as the air is loaded with salt, so regular cleaning is essential to keep rust at bay. Perhaps that’s why I have an aversion to rust and always try to eliminate it, as I grew up living in this area.
Here’s a closer look at the 10 speed Roadmaster step through. Sigh, a re-cyclist like myself could have such fun with these bikes … oh well, I can’t fix them all, can I?
At least it was good to see a couple of oldies in the area that weren’t MTBs !
I also spotted this young Superman … very photogenic.
This shared path is good for candids as riders pass by slowly in reasonable numbers, and when there’s no-one on the path one can watch the water action:
On the far right (above pic) the shared pathway goes under the bridge, avoiding the often heavy car traffic.
See Ya !