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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 7:34 pm 
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This is my brother's Fred Williams aluminium bike from about 1977. He is thinking of putting it up for sale but we don't have any idea of what it might be worth. Anyone any ideas?

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 7:35 pm 
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:23 pm 
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Welcome :D

It might be an idea to move this to the "what's it worth" section. The frame looks steel to me......

And is that a Shimano 600 Arabesque chainset ?

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:59 pm 
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Thanks, totally new to Retro and this forum. :)

Sorry I can't find anything on this Forum called "what's it worth", any chance of a link to or clarification of what you are referring to?

I have no idea of what the specification of the bike is, all I have is those photos.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:33 pm 
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Hi

The correct place to post is here........

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=46710

Why are you selling the bike? looks like it has a lot of life left in it :)

Looking at the bits on it they are from a variety of decades, I'm no expert but the chainset you have is this one from the 1980's

http://velobase.com/ViewComponent.aspx? ... AbsPos=185

The name on the frame is a bike shop from the Midlands and not known to me and they may have bought in frames to put their names on it, the forks are also a mystery ?

As mentioned....did you want to make money ?

Shaun


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:25 am 
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Not sure but it could be a Viscount frame with Alloy 'Death' forks, Chainset is a Shimano 600 Arabesque mid- late 70's :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:40 am 
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Thank you, I'll post the pictures again in "The Road Bike How Much Thread".

Yes, Fred Williams is a bike shop in Wolverhampton that is still there today. My brother tells me that only the tires and the saddle have been replaced, everything else is original. He bought it to ride to and from school and hasn't ridden it since getting a car - he's 50 this year.

Neither of us are into retro bikes so I said I would look into how much it might be worth so that he can sell it to make a bit more room in his garage.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:48 pm 
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I'm with kermitgreenkona - that's a Lambert frame (Lambert were Viscount's short lived corporate predecessor). Have a look at this:

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More pictures on Classic Rendezvous:

http://www.classicrendezvous.com/Britis ... _DBs_1.htm

Lamberts are pretty rare, but I have never seen one painted in the colours of an independent bike shop. The factory was in Bilston though, so it makes sense that frames would find their way into a Wolverhampton shop. Post a picture on the CTC Viscount - Lambert thread -it's the best resource for this firm's bikes on the internet:

http://forum.ctc.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f ... &start=495


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