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 Post subject: Viscount Grand prix
PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:32 pm 
NE, North and West Yorks Deputy AEC
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I have been given this beauty today, I think the year is 1979 looking at the date codes on the Shimano wheel Hubs, and the front fork is not the cast alloy death fork, I only know this through a quick search on Google.



So who owns one and enjoys riding it, Is it worth restoring or breaking ?


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 Post subject: Re: Viscount Grand prix
PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:58 pm 
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That looks really close to the one I had. Aggressive riding position and I really enjoyed riding it. I regret getting rid of it, but needs must.

Rare bike but not worth much, so not much point spending too much on it. Definitely worth a strip, clean and rebuild though.


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 Post subject: Re: Viscount Grand prix
PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:28 pm 
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It has lugs but not a very early 1972 ish Lambert - Viscount or an "aerospace" so a later jap / taiwan frame with shimano and generic components.

Looks like it should shine up OK though :D

Shaun


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 Post subject: Re: Viscount Grand prix
PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:40 pm 
NE, North and West Yorks Deputy AEC
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The frame has a decal on it saying it is hand made in England, but Viscount was purchased by Yamaha in 1978, I wonder if this one of the very last frames made by Viscount, this is what I love about old bikes, finding out the History. If I restore it to it's original form I assume the frames were sprayed rather than powder coated ?


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