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by oldnick
9 Jul 2011, 11:24am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2693
Views: 343210

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

My earlier post shows my fully lugged Aerospace Grand Prix. I've seen many fully lugged examples, early and late. I reckon Viscount fitted whatever was available at the time. I wouldn't be surprised that they used any lugs they had and brazed the rest! There are so many different permutations of com...
by oldnick
7 Jul 2011, 2:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2693
Views: 343210

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

There are fully lugged aerospace frames. The very early and late ones had lugs, they're the strongest aerospace frames. It even has a 'hand crafted in England' Viscount sticker. Does it have a frame number anywhere, try under the bottom bracket?
by oldnick
20 Jun 2011, 7:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cassette Query
Replies: 6
Views: 574

Re: Cassette Query

You can replace a six with a seven if it's uniglide, I've just done exactly that. You can get the cassette here: http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/shimano-6400-7-speed-uniglide-cassette-prod20077/?src=froogle I found the spacer on the sprocket one up from the threaded sprocket was 3.6mm instead of the 3.1m...
by oldnick
27 May 2011, 8:54am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2693
Views: 343210

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

That's a nice bike you have there.
Thanks for the info, I've just ordered a 13 - 26 7 speed. They can no longer get a 14 - 28 but I'm going to keep watching the bay for a few larger sprockets so I can vary the cassette to suit me.
by oldnick
22 May 2011, 7:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2693
Views: 343210

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

I would need a new hub because I haven't got a screw on freewheel, I've got a Shimano Uniglide freehub and cassette. The freehub only accepts uniglide cassettes which are not common. It's explained here: http://sheldonbrown.com/k7.html To have access to a bigger range of cassettes, I'd need to chang...
by oldnick
22 May 2011, 12:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2693
Views: 343210

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

I could do with a few replies from experienced cyclists on this one. As per an earlier post, I purchased a new SR 40 tooth chain wheel to replace the 42 tooth. It turned out that although the bolt centres were correct, the fixing bolt holes were bigger. The top hat nuts on my existing one are too sm...
by oldnick
26 Apr 2011, 8:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2693
Views: 343210

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

where do you find an image iditing program. don't know where to look Adobe photoshop is one, I use Ulead Photoimpact but any that will let you alter the image size and quality. I've never used it but a quick Google search threw up this, might be worth a try: http://www.snapfiles.com/get/photofiltre...
by oldnick
26 Apr 2011, 5:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2693
Views: 343210

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

photoall wrote:I tried to send a photo of the viscount bike but is said the file was too large .
what do I do next.
this is new to me.
al

Alter the image, maybe make it smaller and reduce the size to less than 256Kb. Use an image editing program and save a copy as a JPEG progressive, 50 or 75 usually works.
by oldnick
23 Apr 2011, 7:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2693
Views: 343210

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

Here's a couple for now. I'll try and add a few better ones tommorrow.
by oldnick
22 Apr 2011, 3:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2693
Views: 343210

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

I would keep it. Thank you all for the replies. The knowledge here is fantastic. I think I will take your advice. I will buy a pair of new tyres for it, clean and oil the chain and chain wheels and try to use it for a couple of evening pleasure rides a week. I haven't ridden it for twenty+ years bu...
by oldnick
2 Apr 2011, 12:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2693
Views: 343210

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

I'm thinking of buying these tyres to put on it. I'm unsure if they will fit on my rims, the size is right (27" x 1 1/4" rims). Are they OK for the job or do I need a different type? I don't want to spend a fortune but I don't want cheap, poor quality either. I will only be riding for plea...
by oldnick
29 Mar 2011, 12:50am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2693
Views: 343210

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

I would keep it. Thank you all for the replies. The knowledge here is fantastic. I think I will take your advice. I will buy a pair of new tyres for it, clean and oil the chain and chain wheels and try to use it for a couple of evening pleasure rides a week. I haven't ridden it for twenty+ years bu...
by oldnick
27 Mar 2011, 10:46am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2693
Views: 343210

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

He may have purchased it in the late seventies, I can't remember exactly when. I do remember my brother telling me it was made of aerospace bar when he purchased it. The dealer made a big thing about it. I just spoke with him and he confirmed it was sold as an aerospace. He reckons he might still ha...
by oldnick
26 Mar 2011, 5:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2693
Views: 343210

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

I'd be real obliged for any info' and a value for this one as I'm going to sell it, probably on ebay. It's totally original, even the tyres have never been changed. My brother purchased it new around 1980 and hardly used it. I purchased it from him around 1983 and rode about 50 miles on it. It has s...