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by Sooper8
10 Oct 2012, 6:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Alternative to Galaxy
Replies: 38
Views: 9981

Re: Alternative to Galaxy

I picked up a Ridgeback Panorama for £800.00 (brand new) so if you shop around especially around this time of year you may find a heavily discounted Tourer under a grand. To pick up Sooper8's point, there is a Japanese company called Tokai who made Fender style copy guitars and were so good that Fe...
by Sooper8
7 Oct 2012, 7:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Alternative to Galaxy
Replies: 38
Views: 9981

Re: Alternative to Galaxy

Country of origin/manufacture is a question on several other none bike related forums I am member of.... I think most people will have some bias one way or another, but my experience is to never judge until you've tried. I have 2 Japanese made Fender guitar's. Both in every way as good as the US equ...
by Sooper8
7 Oct 2012, 7:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2779
Views: 386815

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

Hello Sooper8 Just to make you feel a bit better about the bike,it had been listed as a 53cm frame,it is actually 23". Which is my size,the 53cm would have been some what too small for me.On viewing the bike the size was right for me. It was a lucky day for both of us. That does indeed make me...
by Sooper8
6 Oct 2012, 7:58am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2779
Views: 386815

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

Hope everyone will still speak to me. Indeboat,congratulations! No hard feelings.... I really wanted that one. Mainly because of the frame size,more than the condition. Gotta admit I am envious of you. And I suppose I should say sorry for pushing the price up on you. I think there was another bidde...
by Sooper8
4 Oct 2012, 4:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2779
Views: 386815

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

Did anyone here buy this one that sold on eBay yesterday? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/320990550646?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649#ht_500wt_1182 http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q308/seikojem/viscountpro_zps7b833803.jpg Just my frame size and looked nice but I didn't anticipat...
by Sooper8
21 Sep 2012, 7:55am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2779
Views: 386815

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

Whippet wrote:Love the whitewalls Sooper8!


Thanks but it's a slight illusion with the light- they are more light brown or cappuccino if you're in Italy ;-)
by Sooper8
9 Sep 2012, 11:34am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2779
Views: 386815

Viscount bike

My son bought an Aerospace Pro last month - we weren't aware of what it was till we came on this forum. He's really done it up nice and it looks stunning. He has a couple more tweaks to do and it will be a real beauty! (anyone here have any crank end caps that might have been on it?) (We have a sour...
by Sooper8
3 Sep 2012, 10:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2779
Views: 386815

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

My son just picked up this Viscount, it arrived today (his second in the last few weeks - his Aerospace Pro is up on the page before this one) Here's a quick and dirty snap straight out of the box He's tidying it up at the moment and looking for wheels etc. It's in not bad shape too. http://i139.pho...
by Sooper8
2 Sep 2012, 6:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2779
Views: 386815

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

Jealous of you guys in the UK. I'm really hoping this turns out to be the unicorn of the Viscount marque: the "Supa Sport" with the black Dura Ace groupset... b Bendo, I just checked out your blog/web site....It's great! Love the design of it, the pictures and articles are spot on. I've g...
by Sooper8
2 Sep 2012, 7:51am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2779
Views: 386815

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

Hi All. New here 1st post not sure if I am even in the right place so here goes. I was at my dads today and he is now 83 and used to work for Trusty Viscount in Potters Bar most of his working life I myself worked there at a teenager for about 6 years or so. My dad was head welder of all bike frame...
by Sooper8
29 Aug 2012, 7:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2779
Views: 386815

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

Hi All,

This is on a well known auction site but seller has no idea of make or model.

One or two things make me think it might be Viscount to some extent...

What do folks think?
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by Sooper8
28 Aug 2012, 10:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2779
Views: 386815

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 wou...
by Sooper8
22 Aug 2012, 10:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2779
Views: 386815

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

Thanks for links Busaste! Yes, the 'Raleigh' Viscount one is interesting. :o I'm a bit limited by distance at the moment, so anything 60 miles away may as well be 600miles away at the moment . (Long story but my car is worthless scrap metal now after burning itself out when the turbo started to cons...
by Sooper8
21 Aug 2012, 5:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2779
Views: 386815

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

If this was an actual forum devoted to Viscounts, then this would probably be a new thread. But since we are a minority still pining for a homeland... I ask it here: what search words do you use to keep an eye out for Viscount/Trusty/Lambert stuff? Apart from the obvious. I was prompted by Sooper8'...
by Sooper8
20 Aug 2012, 6:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2779
Views: 386815

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

Busaste many thanks for all that info and the link. I appreciate your expertise!
Very interesting stuff!

I spent last couple of nights following the links and reading through this thread in detail. It's a great archive of information.

One question...when/where are the T shirts available ?