I stopped at my local "vintage friendly" bike shop today and he had a grubby Viscount there. It looks like it has been sitting in someone's barn for quite a while. Overall it looks salvageable.
I started looking at it, picked it up, and marveled at how light it was. I grabbed a magnet and discovered that, while it had a steel frame, it had aluminium wheels, stem and handlebars, seat post, and front fork. Is this the infamous DEATH FORK?
The bike appears to be mostly stock with its Crane rear and Titlist front derailers, Lambert pedals, toe clips, and brake handles. Viscount branded centerpull brakes.
the wheels appear to be a mismatch with the front being a Fiamme and the rear a Milremo. Both have a set of very tired sewups glued to them.
On a recent Craig's List advertisement, a seller insinuated you could still get a free replacement fork from Yamaha. If this is the DEATH FORK, is this true?