Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Montpelier, VA
Bikes: The keepers: 1960 Raleigh Lenton Grand Prix, 1968 Ranger, 1969 Magneet Sprint, 1971 Gitane Tour de France, 1973 Raleigh Tourist, 1973 Lambert, 1973 Schwinn Super Sport, 2 - 1988 Rossins
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Originally Posted by Wulf
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.
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