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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 11:12 pm 
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Picked up a Viking Allrounder today for peanuts but I've got a feeling it's the junior model so has 26" wheels.

I'm only 5'8" and short arse legs to I think the bike can be made to fit fairly well with extended stem etc.

My question is, will the frame be ok strength wise?

According to the Viking catalogue it's the same as the full size but just has smaller geometry.

It seems sound and I'm going to get it powder coated and I'll only be using the bike as a fast lightweight commuter, once it's been stripped and new wheels (where do I get 26" wheels?)

Or am I wasting my time...flip it on Ebay and look for a small size raleigh frame?


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 11:54 pm 
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Blimey that's a blast from the past as they say.......Viking frames were usually for 27 inch wheels but probably before my time LOL

Modern 700c are near to 26" wheels but would need to be suited to the small hub width you will have ..

Pics would be nice as I followed the Viking team in gthe 70's hoping that Sid Barras would fall off :)

Shaun


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