I thought that Yamaha had the contract to manufacture steel forks designed to REPLACE the death fork.
I'm pretty ignorant about Viscounts, though I've always liked the way they look.
From the ad: "This fork has history like no other"
At least he got that part right.
Looks like that fork came off a REAL BIG Viscount Frame......
nlerner was good enough to send me one for my Viscount. Mostly it sits in all it's polished glory in the corner next to my desk, although I've ridden it a time or two. At least it's one of the pinned ones.
You know it's going to be a good day when the stem and seatpost come right out.
Hmm. I have a Viscount on which the replacement fork was destroyed. For everything, there is a season.
I'm a little new to all vintage road stuff. Why is it call the death fork? I had a trade offer for the replacement someone had. They look like their made of aluminum.
Before I joined this forum, I had only heard of them called "quick release forks."
Going to forward this to "lawyerscumambulancechasers.com"
Interesting thing is, I once built up a Viscount with a 1990's Sakae fork, which - if it wasn't for the glued blades - looks quite similar to the original:
(Excuse the hipster build)
It's 700C to boot - if I were building a Viscount for myself (and preferred not to use the Yamaha steel fork), I'd go this route.
You're an animal Kurt, what is that like 52 - 14 gearing?