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Viscount Aerospace Pro

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Viscount hand-brazed 'Phoenix 1027 Chro-mo strait ga. tubing, bronze-fillet brazed / 22-1/2" / '79-'80?

Birmalux alloy / Trusty cast alloy

replacement steel brand? / Trusty steel loose-ball

tubular alloy 700c / Shimano / ? / Conti sew-up

tubular alloy 700c / Shimano / ? / Conti sew-up

V-Lambert alloy 52/42 - 170 arms / Sealed-bearing (pressed-in) Viscount

Brooks B-17 / Trusty cast alloy

Trusty / original or replacement

Shimano / Shimano Crane (R) Shimano Titlist (F)

Trusty centerpull / replacement mtb


This was a single-owner bicycle since 1980 but fifteen years ago the owner decided to convert to flat bars and at some point long ago the wheels were either relaced or swapped as I can't find any 'Viscount' stamping on the hubs. Add to that the insult of a grip-shift! It's time to restore this Aerospace Pro to its former glory. The owner passed along the original 'death fork' which is the 3rd-generation pinned and threaded so no sweat.

People who friended this bike campystamp, Velogarden

Your Viscount

Just last week I replaced the pinned death fork on a friend's newly acquired "First Good Bike" The replacement was a full chrome Tange still sealed in the box from Yamaha. Included was a letter/ voucher from Yamaha dated October 10 1981. Also included was a new Tange headset and a new Dia-Compe front brake hanger to accommendate the key slot cut in the new steer tube. Extra long steerer to cover a range of frame sizes with different head tube lengths. I had to cut to fit plus 10 mm for adaptability in the future.
Cool bike , piece of cycling history no doubt.

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