Everyone hates Roadmasters. My wife and I had a pair for 10 years. They never had ANY kind of maintenance. They sat, unused in my shed for MOST of those 10 years. I took them out, aired up the tires and we rode the heck out of them for the next 2 months with NO problems of ANY kind. I put on slicks because we only rode street with them. The knobbies were fine. I 'tuned' them myself. By that I mean I turned some screws on the derailleurs because a) the shifting was a little slow (from day one) and b) I had NO idea what I was doing. But the shifting was better.Originally posted by Dahon.Steve
Anyone have any ideas what I should do with the old Roadmaster once I'm done with it after four months? I'd feel guilty if I gave this bike away and someone got into a serious wreck!
When we got "real" bikes, I gave the RMPOSes to my sister. Her hubby has been riding the thing all over the place with no more maintenance than I ever did to it.
We have a group down here that will take bikes and fix them up for homeless/carless folks to help them on the road to recovery. Find someplace like that to "dump" your (4 mos) old Roadmaster. They'll be glad to have them without fear of some massive failure.