Viscount bicycles!!

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Re: Viscount bicycles!!

Postby Whippet » 6 Sep 2019, 12:54pm

Very nice, looks like an Aerospace to me. Don’t know if it’s a Sport or a Pro. Looks like it has the original “Death Fork” as well. You’d do well to check which version of fork it is before you do too many miles on it. Version 3 is generally considered safest, but it’s up to you how much you want to risk a 40 year old fork that had a slightly notorious reputation.

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Re: Viscount bicycles!!

Postby martin biggs » 6 Sep 2019, 12:58pm

Whippet wrote:Very nice, looks like an Aerospace to me. Don’t know if it’s a Sport or a Pro. Looks like it has the original “Death Fork” as well. You’d do well to check which version of fork it is before you do too many miles on it. Version 3 is generally considered safest, but it’s up to you how much you want to risk a 40 year old fork that had a slightly notorious reputation.


It's a mark 3 version so more than happy to ride on it

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Re: Viscount bicycles!!

Postby Whippet » 8 Sep 2019, 3:43pm

Few snaps of my Metro 3 £50 eBay bargain. It’s in great condition for 39 years old.
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Re: Viscount bicycles!!

Postby Niallmo » 14 Sep 2019, 7:09am

So I have a Viscount.

A late model, possibly UK made, not an Aerospace, a Grand Prix. Shimano Altus LT derailleurs and shifters, SR chainset, ‘bars and stem. Shimano hubs with Rigida rims. Added ESGE mudguards.it looks all original, has a World Champions 1980 sticker. I rode it 20 miles home from picking it up and it felt really good. It has Michelin 1” tyres but they are beyond saving. Needs adegrease and polish but it should come up very well.
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Re: Viscount bicycles!!

Postby Whippet » 16 Sep 2019, 6:28pm

That looks just the job Niallmo

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Re: Viscount bicycles!!

Postby Niallmo » 7 Oct 2019, 3:19pm

I think it came up nicely! I’ve put a sealed BB and 50/34 chainset on it for practical reasons. It’s a great ride. Did 40 miles the other day and have done a few commutes in it and it’s excellent.
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Re: Viscount bicycles!!

Postby Branchinho » 12 Nov 2019, 6:58pm

Hi, I’ve found this in the back of my garden. Any idea if this is one of the better ones being aerospace and any idea how much this is worth. I realise only the frame is worth keeping.. thanks!
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Re: Viscount bicycles!!

Postby martin biggs » 12 Nov 2019, 8:27pm

Branchinho wrote:Hi, I’ve found this in the back of my garden. Any idea if this is one of the better ones being aerospace and any idea how much this is worth. I realise only the frame is worth keeping.. thanks!


That looks good , as long as the stem and seat post are free to move anywhere between £50 and upwards for the complete bike

Where are you based ?