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by DannytheLuddite
8 Jul 2013, 1:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2693
Views: 343210

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

Incidentally, I've signed up for the Prudential Ride in London the weekend 3/4 August. Not the 100 race, but the led tour from Crouch End. It's only 7 miles, but gotta start somewhere, right? At least I can't get lost on it. I've also signed up to marshal the Pru Ride. I did it a couple of times wh...
by DannytheLuddite
18 Jun 2013, 1:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2693
Views: 343210

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

As for the waterproof issue: how often should I service the BB once it's done, every year? Every five years, ten? How many times do you service yours? Surely, the less one tempers with the shell, the better? They are supposed to be sealed bearings. I've never serviced mine, they've been replaced tw...
by DannytheLuddite
27 Nov 2012, 8:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2693
Views: 343210

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

Hi Sooper8 That Viscount looks very familiar - even the dirt on the rear hub! My Aerospace Sport has a 22.5" frame, perhaps yours is the same. The only noticeable difference between mine (when I bought it) and yours is that mine has brazed-on cable guides but doesn't have brazed-on pump pegs. O...
by DannytheLuddite
31 Aug 2012, 2:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2693
Views: 343210

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

Hi All, After my son bought the Aerospace Pro, he wanted another little Viscount project on the go just for fun... So, he just picked this up for pocket money and is hoping to restore. (seller's pic, we don't have the bike yet) I far as I can see, nothing os original except the frame. What model wo...
by DannytheLuddite
28 May 2012, 1:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2693
Views: 343210

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

There's not much in the way of tyres in 27" (ISO 630) these days. I'm assuming that's the kind of wheel your Viscount has. If so, the most common size around is 27x 1&1/4 inches. 1.25in translates as almost 32mm, which is a respectably wide tyre by road bike standards, but not so wide as t...
by DannytheLuddite
9 Dec 2011, 2:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2693
Views: 343210

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

The absence of circlips on the Klein spindle is not a problem. A special 'glue' is applied to the spindle and outer face of the inner race of the sealed cartridge bearings whilst it is being driven (or preferably pulled) through the bearings. After about 24 hours the glue 'circlips' have fully cure...
by DannytheLuddite
28 Aug 2011, 1:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2693
Views: 343210

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

My LBS (F W Evans) advised against tapping out the BB shell to take a threaded cartridge - they considered it would weaken the shell and "it was a shame to spoil such a nice frame". So I found a Klein BB spindle on eBay of the right length for my new chainset, and fitted that in place of t...
by DannytheLuddite
29 May 2011, 7:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2693
Views: 343210

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

Hi busaste Thanks for once more coming up with a detailed and helpful answer. After reading it, I went back and measured the BB spindle and, sure enough, the RH side projects 28.5mm but the LH side projects only 25.5mm. Maybe that is why I also have an iffy right knee... So I am now thinking that i...
by DannytheLuddite
29 Mar 2011, 10:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2693
Views: 343210

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

Hi busaste Thanks for once more coming up with a detailed and helpful answer. After reading it, I went back and measured the BB spindle and, sure enough, the RH side projects 28.5mm but the LH side projects only 25.5mm. Maybe that is why I also have an iffy right knee... So I am now thinking that if...
by DannytheLuddite
28 Mar 2011, 9:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2693
Views: 343210

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

My Aerosopace Sport has sealed bearings that are an interference fit in the bottom bracket shell. Does anyone know whether the shell can be threaded to take a modern sealed bearing cartridge? Background: I managed to find a NOS 8speed chainset to replace the worn SR APEX chainset that was put on the...
by DannytheLuddite
27 Aug 2009, 3:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2693
Views: 343210

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

I bought a ruby red Viscount Aerospace Sport in 1978, and I am still riding it. It has the beautifully finished lugless frame but came with redesigned half-chromed forks. The first thing I did was add proper mudguards and change the pedals (rat traps) and the saddle (I replaced it with the Brooks B1...