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 Post subject: Unknown Viking Help
PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 1:07 am 
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Hi I posted this topic on CTC http://forum.ctc.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=76999 and got pointed in your direction, just looking for some general help really. Any one with any ideas would be really useful.

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 Post subject: Re: Unknown Viking Help
PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 7:59 am 
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Hi, you should find everything you need on the superb website http://classicvikingcycles.com/ and about hills, usually they are more about the engine not the equipment. Terry


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 Post subject: Re: Unknown Viking Help
PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 10:32 am 
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OldTel wrote:
Hi, you should find everything you need on the superb website http://classicvikingcycles.com/ and about hills, usually they are more about the engine not the equipment. Terry


Thanks Terry. I have already looked all over that site, and also contacted the owner of it but I am unable to find my model. I agree, the engine is not strong enough for the hills with so few gears though.


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 Post subject: Re: Unknown Viking Help
PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 4:42 pm 
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Hi, firstly, some better photos would help - The head badge points to a mid to late fifties viking, but ! The questions surround the down tube decal ( not fifties ), brazons ( no pump, or brake brazons ?) and the angles look earlier. So, to start with do you have any serial numbers any where, usually on the bottom bracket or dropouts. Terry


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 Post subject: Re: Unknown Viking Help
PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 3:21 pm 
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On both dropouts is Shimano, I can't see anything around the bb area. There are pump mounts however one has broken off (before I owned it). I'd be happy to get better pictures of areas if you'd be willing to help more?


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 Post subject: Re: Unknown Viking Help
PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 3:30 pm 
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Hi, that''s disappointing about the dropouts, it means some work has been done on it. Photo's of the lugged areas always helps, you can become a member of flicka, or something like it, and load the photo's up there. Terry


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 Post subject: Re: Unknown Viking Help
PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 4:31 pm 
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From the little I can see, the fork rake looks far too short for a 1950's Viking, and the bottom bracket too high.
Keith


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