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by Bendo
31 Mar 2014, 10:34am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2693
Views: 342173

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

Entered the Sport into a Club Time Trial today. She did held her own despite being surrounded by youngsters: What a great shot! All you need is a strong crosswind and your man on the Sepcialized is toast. hehe! But seriously, kudos to you Whippet, that takes some balls turning up to a serious TT wi...
by Bendo
6 Mar 2014, 1:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2693
Views: 342173

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

Bicycler wrote:How do you find anything? So many pages...

We've given up trying to find stuff. Instead we're slowly migrating the knowledge over to here.

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by Bendo
6 Mar 2014, 1:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2693
Views: 342173

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

I often wonder the same thing. This thread is far-and-away the biggest thread on the forum, and it's not like Viscounts are the only decent English bike! Weird. The Viscount jersey looks fantastic on you Stell. Good to see the floods have receded enough to allow riding to recommence. As for you Yank...
by Bendo
28 Feb 2014, 11:20am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2693
Views: 342173

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

AN IMPORTANT TIP FOR REMOVING FREEWHEELS! Some freewheels have quite shallow indentations into which the removal tool is supposed to fit (yes I'm looking at you Dura Ace!). If you put the tool in a vice and sit the wheel on top of it and try to turn it, you won't get enough purchase and at best the ...
by Bendo
8 Feb 2014, 1:38am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2693
Views: 342173

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

Oh dear! One less Viscount I'm afraid. The seat tube on my Aerospace Pro came unbrazed, where it meets the bottom bracket shell, on the way to work this morning. Unless there's a good brazer out there, the frame's heading for the trophy wall (actually my garden fence). If there's a 23" / 60 cm...
by Bendo
6 Feb 2014, 11:40am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2693
Views: 342173

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

Utedeej should get them for the one-and-only Supabike. They looked like they were in better condition than his.

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by Bendo
24 Jan 2014, 10:51am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2693
Views: 342173

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

That Suntour mech is indeed a work of art: Total agreement with you there. And that's in spite of my Dura Ace fetish. Such a sensible and functional design. The V-GT and V-GT Luxe aren't too hard to find, but the Cyclone GT is a rarer than hen's teeth, perhaps because Mr Benjamin Disraeligears rate...
by Bendo
16 Jan 2014, 10:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2693
Views: 342173

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

Thanks Stella. No chance of that though. My car's thermometer registered the ambient temperature in the shade at 48 degrees a couple of days ago. And after 5 days of (officially) 43+ degrees the road is radiating almost as much heat as the sun! I reckon out there the temperature is north of 60 degre...
by Bendo
15 Jan 2014, 11:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2693
Views: 342173

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

Apropos nothing at all, just wanted to point out that my hometown is suffering its fourth consecutive day over 40 degrees Celsius. Today's forecast is for 44. Yesterday reached 42 (it only got down to a low of 30 degrees overnight and was 37 degrees by 10am). The forecast for tomorrow is 40+ again, ...
by Bendo
11 Jan 2014, 10:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2693
Views: 342173

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

Happy New Year all and welcome back Busaste!

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by Bendo
29 Dec 2013, 11:13am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Need advice - cracked rim at the eyelets
Replies: 29
Views: 1813

Re: Need advice - cracked rim at the eyelets

Fantastic responses. Thanks everyone! I wasn't sure how much to worry. At least now I can do those rides.

Thanks again.
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by Bendo
29 Dec 2013, 10:48am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Need advice - cracked rim at the eyelets
Replies: 29
Views: 1813

Need advice - cracked rim at the eyelets

Hi all Hoping to get some input from the brains trust on this. Was cleaning my wheels this evening and came across what look like stress fractures, radiating from both sides of three eyelets on the rear wheel. It was getting dark so couldn't take a pic of the third, but two of them are below. The ri...
by Bendo
29 Dec 2013, 10:37am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2693
Views: 342173

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

That baby V is mighty cute! Rims are definitely steel. The textured rim walls are a dead giveaway. They do (did?) that to give some degree of stopping power in the rain. As most of you prob already know, steel rims are crap at stopping when they get a little wet. b
by Bendo
19 Nov 2013, 12:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2693
Views: 342173

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

@ Lewis: You'll probably be able to ride on it for a while, but eventually the tube will start to bulge out. Do you know how it happened? I once wore a hole in my sidewall from a misaligned cantilever brake block. It was much further along that your by the time I noticed it and it meant an immediate...
by Bendo
27 Oct 2013, 7:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2693
Views: 342173

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

BTW, anyone seen Busaste lately? Hopefully he's flat out writing the Viscount Book!

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