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PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 4:29 pm 
Old School Hero

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Location: Belfast
http://belfast.gumtree.com/belfast/39/70228439.html

anyone know what model viking this is, seems pretty distinctive.

It looks like a 5 speed, with a single sr crank, im think just swap back wheel and hey presto, fixed gear.

I'd rather start with decent frame than gas pipe though.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 4:41 pm 
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It's not special.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 4:46 pm 
Old School Hero

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I mean is it 531, or is it gaspipe.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 7:21 pm 
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Late seventies, gas pipe, nice runabout, but nothing special. Models possible Warlord, Jubilee or Mileater. Fifties and early sixties are the collectable models made in Wolverhampton. Thanks Terry


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 7:23 pm 
Old School Hero

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it looks nice but I've two projects to get finished up as it is, without buying more 70's gaspipe lol


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 8:41 pm 
Old School Hero

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70's I dont mind. (thats what my carlton is)

gaspipe, I do mind.

plus I've a new frame coming in new year anyway :D


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 8:23 pm 
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I'd have that if I was on the right side of the Irish Sea - I lose all my critical faculties in the presence of 70's Vikings. I have kind of made a promise to myself to own a lightweight Wolverhampton built bike at some point to atone for my love of the hefty, middle of the range incarnation of the marque... :oops:


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 2:49 am 
Old School Hero

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it ended up going on gumtree for 30 notes.

wee bargain, has a 5 speed single ring SR crank, I was thinking fixed gear rear wheel, new chain and bartape and get back on gumtree as a fixed gear after a clean and good tidy.

make a nice bike for someone at £150, few quid profit and everyones happy.

I sound like such a bike del boy..lol

I'm picking up a bike for the gf on saturday anyway, so thats three bikes, I'm working on need a few sold before more are bought!

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:35 am 
Retro Guru

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Raleigh Misty? Looks very clean :D


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:16 am 
Old School Hero

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Im going on mad train journey to the other side of northern ireland to pick it up. Just hope its the bloody right size or it'll be back on gumtree lol

Your right though, it looks in lovely nick, just a bit dusty and unloved. :)

plan is raleigh trekking bars like this... or some vintage ones If I can get them. [img]

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She has mentioned wanting a wicker basket a few times, I'm seriously tempted to just get her a wald one instead as they look more a proper job and a bit more wind resistant.

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my other thought was trying to find a cheap front rack and then putting a
small picnic hamper on top of it. Needs to fit one of those material shopping bags full of books.


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