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    Rebirth of a beat up Viscount

    Recently I bought a beat up Viscount frame (no forks, and stripped BB) for $2.26. Of course I didn't know the BB was stripped or I probably would have passed, but anyway I bought it.

    when I received it, it looked far worse than the picture. All of the black areas on the before photo are imitation carbon fiber contact paper.

    This weekend I stripped it to bare metal and cut off the broken braze ons, then gave it a quick paint job. Surprisingly it turned out quite nice, so my sub-three dollar frame will soon be a fixie. Here are before and after pics:



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    Nice ... what did you do, to strip it to bare metal?

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    I used spray can paint remover and a green scouring pad to strip it. I then gave it a coat of primer (new auto rattle can with directional nozzles) and a base coat of the blue. I gave it a second coat of blue, then the black got 2 coats as well. I don't like the quality of the rattle can clear coats, so I am probably going to take it to my brothers body shop for a few coats with wet sanding. I call it a quickie job because I did it in my barn and it was done in one day, waiting 1/2 hour between applications. I then let it cure under heat for 24 hours then without heat for another 24.
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    ok, quick question.
    Did that viscount have suntour ratchet shifters?
    if you bought the complete bike did it have suntour cyclone derailleurs?
    Reason I'm asking is I had that model, sold in in Fairfax va.
    size looks right and it was the black/silver aerospace pro. . .
    would be kind of funny but you never know.
    (btw it did not have faux carbon when i owned it!)

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    No, it had nothing. It was just the stripped down frame and all of the rest was removed. It was supposed to include the BB, but apparently for $2.26, he thought I didn't need it. Since the BB is stripped, I resorted to a cheapo threadless.
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    so what kind of shift levers are those?
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    I couldn't tell ya. all of that was kept by the previous owner.
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    ah, sorry bout that, misunderstood the original post. . .
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    If you are using a threadless BB, what are you going to do with that untapered crankset?

    hint hint

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    Well, I finally finished assembling my Viscount beater fixie/ss conversion. The paint didn't turn out too well after I put on the clear coat, but I will ride it for awhile then maybe paint it again later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chupachup View Post
    If you are using a threadless BB, what are you going to do with that untapered crankset?

    hint hint
    Sorry, the seller kept it. I just got the frame with nothing else. I ended up with the forks and headset from Harris, cranks and seatpost from ebay, seat, stem and bars from my pile of parts, and wheels and cogs from my lbs. I came in at just under $170 for everything, most in the wheels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eyeseeu View Post
    Recently I bought a beat up Viscount frame (no forks, and stripped BB) for $2.26. Of course I didn't know the BB was stripped or I probably would have passed, but anyway I bought it.

    when I received it, it looked far worse than the picture. All of the black areas on the before photo are imitation carbon fiber contact paper.

    This weekend I stripped it to bare metal and cut off the broken braze ons, then gave it a quick paint job. Surprisingly it turned out quite nice, so my sub-three dollar frame will soon be a fixie. Here are before and after pics:



    Ah, memories. The Aerospace was my first "real" bike. I still have in peices, but its not really original any more. You've given me an idea, make it into a SS.
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