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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:30 am 
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I looked at it yesterday, but I had no idea. Rough guess: 200-250 euro/GBP?


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I looked at it yesterday, but I had no idea. Rough guess: 200-250 euro/GBP?


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 Post subject: Viscount road bike
PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 7:17 pm 
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This was dug out of a pile of old bikes at the shop I work at and aside from the value I was just wondering if anyone knew anything about it. From a bit of research I've done I know it was built in 1980 and the signatures on the top tube are those of the three Viscount factory team riders but beyond that I don't know anything. I'd like to restore it but don't have much to go on.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 8:52 am 
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ArabStrap1 wrote:
Hi guys, i am trying to identify a friend's bike. It's a Bianchi, I think early 80s (1981?), with campagnolo gearset, aero coronado crank, mavic rims and weiman brake levers (pics below). Any idea of the model and how much he could seel it for (either as it is or cleaned/repainted)? The saddle is the only non-original part, i think. Thank you!


Please, could anyone give me an idea of this? I have been told that it's an early '80 low-middle model but how much does it worth? Any opinion helps!

(pictures on the previous page - the red Bianchi)


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 Post subject: Re: Viscount road bike
PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 1:50 pm 
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little jim wrote:
This was dug out of a pile of old bikes at the shop I work at and aside from the value I was just wondering if anyone knew anything about it. From a bit of research I've done I know it was built in 1980 and the signatures on the top tube are those of the three Viscount factory team riders but beyond that I don't know anything. I'd like to restore it but don't have much to go on.
Any help is appreciated
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Viscount seem to have done quite a few team replica bikes in the early 1980's - my first ever "racer" was a tiny pearl white bike in exactly the same KP crisps livery as yours. Some of them were seriously nice, built with lightweight "Aerospace" tubing (and usually with a sticker on the seatpost to identify that), Shimano Dura Ace drive train and according to this excellent blog - http://viscount-lambert-bikes.blogspot. ... -results=9 - lugs with windows. If you scroll down the page, there's a set of images from Viscount's 1981 catalogue. If you've got one of these, you're a lucky bloke, and I'm properly jealous! I've never seen a team replica for sale, so I'm not sure what the value would be.

Viscount also built lower spec bikes in team livery which I'd guess used the same frame as my Viscount tourer - still a fine, if not spectacular, bike. Mine cost about £40 I think, in similar condition to yours but not tha well advertised.

There's a Viscount group on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/nunomoutin ... 119963@N21 - with some nice pictures and a monumental thread on the CTC forum - http://forum.ctc.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=21010 - if you catch the bug. :D


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:15 pm 
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Thanks muchly for the info Goldie :)
It's nice to know something about the bike. It's defintely not one of the fancy pants ones, for one thing it's too heavy to be made of good quality tubing and for another the groupset is seemingly random vintage shimano stuff, good condition but nothing special. I'll see how it looks when I've finished restoring it and I might sell it but then again I might keep it seeing as it's the right size for me :)


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Any idea how much a full 7 speed RSX groupset would be worth. Brifters, front mech, rear mech and both brake callipers?
(Brifters aren't in the picture)

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 Post subject: focus mirage.
PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 5:38 pm 
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I have cycle FOCUS MIRAGE ROAD BIKE,PERFECT CONDITION , BUT I DON T KNOW HOW OLD HE IS?WHAT IS ITS VALUE?
FOCUS MIRAGE :
7 SPEED
CHARGER lever and rear derailleur mech!
METEOR LITE brakes!
KINLIN 28 XI wheels!
CST SUPER HP tyres!


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I've got a Syncros Bottom Bracket - which I think is a Pro Series. It has hardly a mark on it - which leads me to believe it has been very gently used.

It has Italian cups on it as they are 36mm and 24tpi - alloy lock rings are both red.
It has a Titanium axle - which is 108mm.
There are 61903 bearings on it - 7mm - as opposed to the 10mm bearing used on the Hardcore BB.

It appears to have an ISO taper in the axle - not JIS.

Any idea what it might sell for? It's of little use to me - but may appeal to the roadie/fixie guys?

Thanks in advance.
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I've no idea, but lets say 45-50 euro? Very nice for an Italian bike.


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