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Viscount frame anyone?

graham_ggraham_g Posts: 651
edited June 2007 in Road general
I had an old viscount 'aerospace' tubing bike given to me a couple of months back but it's a little on the large side (23 1/2") so I don't want to pay to have the bottom bracket shell sorted to take a standard threaded BB. Anyone want it? It's obviously seen alot of use but there are no dings or rust (just surface rust/pitting on the chromed areas).

Thought I'd offer it up.
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  • DickieDickie Posts: 1,489
    I will take it if it's going.
  • graham_ggraham_g Posts: 651
    You've got mail.
  • DickieDickie Posts: 1,489
    Graham, I have replied I hope. Talktalk email is ****e.
  • Pete BeerPete Beer Posts: 604
    Dickie,
    Make sure you get the origional forks with it,
    Pete
  • graham_ggraham_g Posts: 651
    Got your mail - original steel forks are with it, and they're not the 'suicide' cast aluminium ones! (Although they'd probably be worth some money for the notoriety)
  • bagpusscpbagpusscp Posts: 2,907
    Original FORKS!!!!!!!!!!!1............See death close UP

    bagpuss
    bagpuss
  • DickieDickie Posts: 1,489
    Thanks Graham, I dont fancy the ali ones!!.Hows the bike Pete?
  • DickieDickie Posts: 1,489
    Graham, Thanks I got the frame this morning. I need your address. It measures 25" c-t which is way too big, so if any one wants it and they cover the post they can have it.
  • urbanfatboyurbanfatboy Posts: 193
    That sounds good to me. Can I have it if it is still available?
  • ItsafixItsafix Posts: 204
    poop! Sounds good to me too!
  • DickieDickie Posts: 1,489
    Yes it is and its yours! You can mail me through my profile. Post will be about a tenner. Sorry itsafix, urbanfatboy was first up, if he decides not to go for it you are next in line.
  • graham_ggraham_g Posts: 651
    Glad it's finding a home - sorry about the censored -up on sizing there Dickie!
  • urbanfatboyurbanfatboy Posts: 193
    Thanks to all involved. Dickie You have mail. Trying to return the favours I have a 58 and a 60t chain ring if anyone is feeling strong and wants them! will check BCD (how do I do that?)
  • graham_ggraham_g Posts: 651
    58 & 60?! I'm they'd make a great DIY, bicycle themed clock face [:D]
  • urbanfatboyurbanfatboy Posts: 193
    yeah, they are quite big! 60, for a clock face might be a workable idea!!
  • urbanfatboyurbanfatboy Posts: 193
    Incidentally does this frame take 700C or 27" ?


    Thanks
  • DickieDickie Posts: 1,489
    I have no idea.
  • urbanfatboyurbanfatboy Posts: 193
    Dickie, you should have (real) mail.


    Cheers
  • DickieDickie Posts: 1,489
    I got your mail this morning, so will try to post asap. Thanks for printing the label, very helpful.
  • graham_ggraham_g Posts: 651
    Came with (knackered!) 27" wheels.
  • urbanfatboyurbanfatboy Posts: 193
    Cheers Dickie, Cheers Graham. I have some 700C and a line on some 27s but does anyone know of a method of getting 700c to fit a 27" frame?
  • graham_ggraham_g Posts: 651
    You'll just need some deep drop calipers so the brakes reach.
  • urbanfatboyurbanfatboy Posts: 193
    sounds good
  • bonk manbonk man Posts: 1,054
    I had the brake bridge lowered on my Viscount , didn't cost too much . This is ok if it needs a respray anyway. The front forks can be shortened or get some cheap off ebay. Its worth fitting shorter brakes if you can as they generally stop you quicker I reckon..
    I put some carbon forks on mine , good upgrade to the frame as it felt much more nimble .
    One thing more ,,,,,,don't expect it to be as stiff as a alloy frame , mine is a bit bendy when sprinting but otherwise it handles nicely and is quite light for steel.

    Club rides are for sheep
    Club rides are for sheep
  • urbanfatboyurbanfatboy Posts: 193
    Thanks bonkman, I'll see about getting in going first. prob gonna start as a fixie till I get compatible bits / hurt myself. Will slowly slowly fix it up.
  • DickieDickie Posts: 1,489
    Sean, frame and forks just posted 1st class so you should get it tomorrow or thursday.
  • DickieDickie Posts: 1,489
    Graham, b/bkt posted 1st class recorded, so should be with you tomorrow.
  • urbanfatboyurbanfatboy Posts: 193
    quote:Originally posted by Dickie

    Sean, frame and forks just posted 1st class so you should get it tomorrow or thursday.



    Ack!! You've exposed my secret identity!!!

    Cheers. I'm quite excited!
  • graham_ggraham_g Posts: 651
    Dickie, many thanks and once again apologies for the original censored up!
  • DickieDickie Posts: 1,489
    Graham no problem. Sorry Urban. Doh!
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