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    Viscount model linup

    I've searched but have come up empty handed so I pose the question to more knowledgeable C/V'er's
    What was the model lineup for Viscount?
    I have come across a Viscount that seems fairly mundane. It has "Aerospace" logo's on it.
    I will get some ASAP but It is in bad condition though complete less the saddle.

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    In the Aerospace lineup there were three models.

    Aerospace Pro with tubulars, Aerospace Pro with clinchers, and Aerospace GP. I believe the GP was the same as the Aerospace Pro with clinchers, but just with lower spec components.

    Laterally stiff yet vertically compliant.

    Viscount Aerospace Pro Trek 770 Cannondale Synapse

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    I got mine in 1972 and the 3 models available were Clinchers, Sew-ups and Gold Plated with Sew-ups. At that stage they had lugged frames built with the 'aerospace tubing' and the equipment (including derailers) was all made by them. Since this carried over to the luggless frames of the next generation, I think that all the equipment from one model to the next was the same.

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    I dunno? this one don't seem as nice as those shown. It's equipped with cottered cranks a, no derail hanger and a coupla braze on's for the derail cable. and it seems to heavy for chromoly...I get some pics and chrck it out for numbers and maybe someone can help with a year

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    Quote Originally Posted by soonerbills View Post
    I dunno? this one don't seem as nice as those shown. It's equipped with cottered cranks a, no derail hanger and a coupla braze on's for the derail cable. and it seems to heavy for chromoly...I get some pics and chrck it out for numbers and maybe someone can help with a year
    Probably one of the Japanese models from after Yamaha closed down the Trusty factory in England.

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    Heh, the lesser models look more like actual "pro" race bikes with correct racing geometry.. I wasnt around in those days and im starting to wonder.. were there even such a thing as 700c clinchers before the 80s or when ever 700c started becoming more mainstream? Looks like "clincher" simply meant 27" wheelset with fat wide tires, which musta made your "racing wheelset" really seem like it meant something.

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    I just picked up a Viscount Sebring, and it's actually a decent bike. I tossed some alloy qr wheels on it, and though it was an inexpensive bike in it's day, it still has some nice touches.

    http://picasaweb.google.com/ypsibikes/ViscountSebring#




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    Quote Originally Posted by Wulf View Post
    I got mine in 1972 and the 3 models available were Clinchers, Sew-ups and Gold Plated with Sew-ups. At that stage they had lugged frames built with the 'aerospace tubing' and the equipment (including derailers) was all made by them. Since this carried over to the luggless frames of the next generation, I think that all the equipment from one model to the next was the same.
    When you got yours, was it a Viscount or a Lambert? I kinda recognize the lineup you're listing, but as Lambert's (especially the gold plated job, which was the only one I ever actually saw), plus a fourth model that was another clincher variant (I think).

    Then again, I'd never head of Viscount's until I got back in a few years ago - back in the day, I only knew them as Lamberts. Worked for a shop that was ripped off royally by them.
    Syke

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    Now that you ask, I honestly can't remember if it was Viscount or Lambert. It had so many stickers and decals on it anyway including a gold colored sleve on the handlebar center stating that this bike was custom made for 'your name here' and somewhere something about Reg Haris.

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    OK! Here are the pics i promised...It is rough!!








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