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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 9:20 pm 
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Location: north wales
Recent find in an old barn
Absolutely no idea of the Marque
2 Drill holes for headbadge 1" 7/8 apart
It has a 27.2 seat post (Reynolds 531 Double Butted!!!)
Wrap around seat stays
Curved brake bridge
Frame number V251 stamped on rear dropout
Very long front fork dropouts
Stripped down to bare metal
Nice lugs (fish tail)
Anyone any idea
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Information gratefuly accepted


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 9:24 pm 
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 12:02 am 
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Tricky one; Oscar Egg Super Champion, model SC2 lugs I believe used alot in early fifties, the russ forks confirm the dating ( 1950 - 51 at a guess ), but the make - Grubb, Viking, Bates ??? All worth a trawl thru the tinternet. Will revisit when I get more time. Terry


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:31 pm 
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One of the few areas allowing the builder some freedom is the seat cluster. A close view might reveal something. Also the way the tubes are finished inside the bottom bracket. It looks to be a small production hand built, very well brazed. The cable guide on the bottom bracket could be later. Pump pegs on the down tube on a hand built also indicate early 50's.
Did the builder drill a hole from the seat cluster to the top tube, some just used a chisel, some didn't drill gas holes, or drilled in the seat stays inside the brake bridge.
Also location sometimes helps.
Agree it looks 1950/1 ish.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:45 pm 
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First of all i would like to thank Old Tel and Keith Glos for there Posts
Much appreciated.Hopefuly more to follow
It's been confirmed by a local friend,whom has vast experience and knowledge of the marque.
Viking Severn Valley,but cannot decide on the year
Probably 1954-55????
I'm happy with that,now i can decide on the finis and build.finding out what sort of colour scheme they used
Also hopefuly i can find an original Viking Headbadge
I have a collection of 50s components, Cyclo Benelux/GB Hidiminium Brakes,Bayliss Wiley BB, etc
Look forward to future posts on this
Updates and progress will be posted on the readers bikes soon
Thanks
Malc


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