Very nice bike. Maybe nice to know that (to my knowledge) Viscount, or Lambert as they were called before, was the only post-war bicycle manufacturer that set out to make all parts in house.
THis prooved not to be so easy and after a bankrupty (and changed the name to Viscount) and the help of Yamaha, more and more parts were bought in. My 75 doesn't have the home-made pedals (die-cast which was actually pretty modern!), and deraillers. I would love to have an early 70's one.
The "fork of death" story is a bit exaggerated, in my opinion. This will give a bit more background, for the once interested:
. It seems that only 3 were ever found to have cracks of the thousands that have been made.
Furthermore, there have been 3 models that very much resemble eachother, before yamaha put in a generic japanese model. I have seen a picture with all 3 models on how to tell them apart, but I have lost that for now.
I am not really sure which one I have, but I will very likely ride it.
Don't you love the fillet welded frame? Looks very modern!