Viscount bicycles!!

General cycling advice ( NOT technical ! )
halfpenny
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Re: Viscount bicycles!!

Postby halfpenny » 26 Aug 2020, 2:50pm

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My newly repainted/stickered aerospace sport, bought new by me in 1978 or 1979 with steel forks. Updated 25 years ago with 700c wheels from Ribble, 6 speed rear hub and new brake levers. Otherwise original Shimano 600 front and rear mech; Shimano centrepulls; SR stem, seat post and cranks; and my B17 saddle.

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Sooper8
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Re: Viscount bicycles!!

Postby Sooper8 » 27 Aug 2020, 12:53pm

halfpenny wrote:20200826_112836.jpg

My newly repainted/stickered aerospace sport, bought new by me in 1978 or 1979 with steel forks. Updated 25 years ago with 700c wheels from Ribble, 6 speed rear hub and new brake levers. Otherwise original Shimano 600 front and rear mech; Shimano centrepulls; SR stem, seat post and cranks; and my B17 saddle.


I always like to see custom colours on these bikes - they had a very limited colour option when bought from new.
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ScrumDrum
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Viscount bicycles!!

Postby ScrumDrum » 29 Aug 2020, 6:37pm

I got my Gran Sports back from the shop and it is riding tight and smooth once again like a new bike...

The Velo Orange rear hub has a nice crisp ratcheting sound...

It is refreshing to be able to fully crank and get exercise once again without the chain popping off...

I'll try to get a photo of the new hub...

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Re: Viscount bicycles!!

Postby drossall » 29 Aug 2020, 10:09pm

Photos of the whole bike would be great as well :D

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willcee
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Re: Viscount bicycles!!

Postby willcee » 29 Aug 2020, 11:35pm

Interesting .. I believe that I have one of these frames in my shed, albeit I have not laid eyes on it for some considerable time.. It was given to me by a friend and its in decent condition in a gold metallic with a steel fork maybe around 22.5 /23 c/t size it was bought in the States and brought home when the chap finished working over there.. when I find it later this week I will post it for sale in the parts section.. will