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by StellaLdn.
13 Jul 2015, 2:25pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Route London to Southend on Sea
Replies: 21
Views: 5479

Re: Route London to Southend on Sea

Thank you. After this weekend's panic of getting lost from the station to a campsite, and an almost nervous break down, I've decided that enough is enough and ordered a Garmin Edge Touring which two of my Viscount friends use and recommend. I've had enough of not being able to enjoy the ride and sur...
by StellaLdn.
9 Jul 2015, 10:06pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Route London to Southend on Sea
Replies: 21
Views: 5479

Re: Route London to Southend on Sea

but it's probably not useful for me unless I have a GPS, because I have no sense of direction and by that I mean: none at all. lol, same with me. I went cycling last week and decided to try some new 'shortcuts' thinking that I was headed in the same general direction... Ended up back where I starte...
by StellaLdn.
7 Jul 2015, 11:40pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Route London to Southend on Sea
Replies: 21
Views: 5479

Re: Route London to Southend on Sea

Thank you so much, guys. After looking a bit deeper into the route Google suggested, I decided to just ditch the bike ride and take the bike on a train, go for a nice ride along the sea side and take the train back. I'm not particularly scared, but I really don't want to deal with cars pushing past ...
by StellaLdn.
6 Jul 2015, 8:29pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Route London to Southend on Sea
Replies: 21
Views: 5479

Re: Route London to Southend on Sea

I'm picking up this old thread as I was looking to cycle to Shoeburyness, spend the day in Southend-on-sea and then take the train back from Grays or so. Maybe some others have taken the route Google Maps suggests? https://www.google.co.uk/maps/dir/Stratford+Centre,+54A+Broadway,+London+E15+1NG,+Uni...
by StellaLdn.
16 Aug 2014, 8:37am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 'Sealed Bearing' Hubs?
Replies: 27
Views: 1484

Re: 'Sealed Bearing' Hubs?

Yes, the seals are rubber, you can easily get new bearings for them. The high flanges may scream 'track', but I'm using them to build wheels for 'vintage' bike projects as they're my passion. They look pretty good on an 1976's re-built Viscount and I built one for my friend, using the same hubs. The...
by StellaLdn.
15 Aug 2014, 8:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 'Sealed Bearing' Hubs?
Replies: 27
Views: 1484

Re: 'Sealed Bearing' Hubs?

Those are Zenith hubs (at least look exactly the same) with two rubber seals. I'm riding them on my Viscountess and they run absolutely smoothly. Basically, they're bombproof, beautiful, and overall great hubs. Go for it. All my bikes have sealed bearing hubs. Can't recommend them highly enough.
by StellaLdn.
16 Jul 2014, 10:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2693
Views: 339660

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

ok guys just ripped forks out to check them to see if they are the "death" forks or not so please look at attached pics and advise if you can tell , the roll pin goes from left to right and only 1 of them the underside of fork crown is plugged and they are alloy when re fitted along with ...
by StellaLdn.
16 Jul 2014, 10:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Help me remove my left pedal
Replies: 11
Views: 742

Re: Help me remove my left pedal

As Mick says.

Or: if you have one of those thick, flat rubber bands and there's enough space for plumbers' grips ... you could try that first. Put on Plus Gas first. And it needs to be turned clockwise. (Just in case there are any confusions.)
by StellaLdn.
9 Jul 2014, 6:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2693
Views: 339660

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

Exactly! My apologies. I'm a bit off at the moment, about everything, really. haha. Everything's mixed up in my head. Normal service will resume shortly. :P
by StellaLdn.
9 Jul 2014, 5:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2693
Views: 339660

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

That would be because the front shell inner diametre is smaller. Bearing size is 6000: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BEARINGS-6000 ... 2ebdf368fe
by StellaLdn.
8 Jul 2014, 12:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2693
Views: 339660

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

Cusqueno wrote:
StellaLdn. wrote: ... but I doubt the lugged Grand Touring was fitted with that.


Looks like a fillet brazed frame to me Stella.


You're right. I didn't look properly. Oops.
by StellaLdn.
8 Jul 2014, 11:47am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2693
Views: 339660

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

Yeah. Even better position is to the front. Really great. The things I see ... The latest was a sort of DIY QR. Scary what people do, not even knowing how dangerous it could be.

From what I'm understanding it's a picture of the bike as it was bought.
by StellaLdn.
8 Jul 2014, 12:31am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2693
Views: 339660

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

Hi, Hughgabriel Yep, that bike looks pretty original. Can't identify the crank set, I'm afraid; the black in the middle cranks would point to a Lambert port hole crankset, but I doubt the lugged Grand Touring was fitted with that. The BB certainly is original. Hubs look original, so do the handlebar...
by StellaLdn.
7 Jul 2014, 1:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fork fitting
Replies: 4
Views: 1384

Re: Fork fitting

Hi, Never heard of a painted steerer, to be honest. I guess you can put some rust protection on it, if you like. And all you'd need is a hacksaw to cut it to size. Best way would be with a fork sawing guide which you clamp into a vice, but you could just put tape as a guide around it, then file it e...
by StellaLdn.
7 Jul 2014, 12:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2693
Views: 339660

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

Hi, and welcome, Hughgabriel. Congratulations on your new bike and, as Sooper said, you'll probably fall madly in love and that bike will quickly get some company. :-) Viscounts and Lamberts all came with those sealed bearing hubs, even if they're unbranded, I'm pretty sure they're original. Like ot...

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