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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 1:40 pm 
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Well I'm in the 'burbs and there aren't many lights on my route, so I can make good progress with 52/18 gearing. You can't do the hipster stuff like fixie skids etc with gearing like that, it's set up for getting a move on. At first I was concentrating too much on stopping with the pedals in the right position but now I just stop where I stop, lift the back wheel slightly with the saddle and pull the pedal round to the right position to start out on. In central London the fixie hipsters seem to rely on fairly short gearing, so they can't go very fast. Toe clips are also a pain in central, I'd switch to flats if I had to ride in the city at all.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:36 pm 
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Not fancy trackstanding at all? It is bit of a pain when the lights take a while to change though.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 6:06 pm 
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Lol, you're mistaking me for someone with skills :D


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 6:33 pm 
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Couple more of these machines here.
The first one was mine.The 2nd belongs {green door} to a Viscount enthusiast.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/74418119@N ... 651565835/

The original hubs on these bike are top quality imo.The chainset also looked right only the lack of a more sensible ratio ie 36 48, but then everything was 52/42 at the time.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:02 pm 
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Is the orange and white one yours bagpuss? That looks as early as they come - chock full of Lambert parts. My Aerospace Pro just has a Lambert hub:

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I have spent hours ogling the Lambert-Viscount flickr group...


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:04 pm 
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I had a Viscount as my first road bike in the late 80s, was given to my by a friends big brother who got into mountain bikes and needed the space. I loved mine. Still have a soft spot for them. :)

Mine was a deep red Viscount sebring like this one:

http://firsttimeallthetimedotcom.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/sargaso13.jpg


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 3:57 pm 
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It looks like they actually built quite a few variations, because as well as the ones mentioned here I saw a different one in New York last year and yet another one up at Critical Mass on Friday.

I've sold mine on now, but I've regretted getting rid of it because it was such a comfortable ride. I might see if the buyer wants to sell it back!


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:37 pm 
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Goldie wrote:
Is the orange and white one yours bagpuss? That looks as early as they come - chock full of Lambert parts. My Aerospace Pro just has a Lambert hub:

[I have spent hours ogling the Lambert-Viscount flickr group...



Resuced it from the local tip :shock: a couple of years ago
I moved it on as it was to small for me. yes to was all early parts.it even had its original forks :!:


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