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Road Test/Bike Review (1976) VISCOUNT Aerospace (4), Grand Touring, and Sebring

Old 07-11-19, 01:53 PM
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A lot of hype in there. They really wanted to please the manufacturer.
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I like mine.

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The line about them destroying 10 frames a day for quality control is pretty laughable.
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Anyone "club race" a Viscount frame or bicycle, bitd?
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1976, Suntour equipped Aerospace Pro with 700c tubular / clincher Mixte rims.

Dialed in fun to mess with the Thurs. Night mid fast group. One fellow rider thought it was some old model from K-mart. Lol

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Thanks for posting. I really enjoy seeing well-maintained examples of these Road Test bikes in color. Your Viscount is beautiful.
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Hot damn! ^^^^^ that pro with 700c looks awesome. I’ve been logging some miles on mine this summer bc it just feels great. And those brakes work really well. Really bummed on my last ride I lost a pedal button. (Even walked a good bit of the route hopeing to find it). Behind the bars pic
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Originally Posted by crank_addict View Post
1976, Suntour equipped Aerospace Pro with 700c tubular / clincher Mixte rims.

Dialed in fun to mess with the Thurs. Night mid fast group. One fellow rider thought it was some old model from K-mart. Lol

Man, hat looks factory fresh. i always loved mine, and the old nostalgic codger in me wishes I had one of these again. I have always considered this one my first "good" bike. i forget how it worked, the blue and black were supposed to indicate clincher or tubular. i had one of each (one stolen and replaced with the same), but they just switched out the wheels on one of them. like the blue better!
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This is mine. It's a fixed gear now, and I think I'm going to put a single-speed freewheel on it. I love the round cutouts in the chainring.

Am I nuts for keeping the so-called death fork?

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^Dig that fixed gear.


(Thanks for the comp's, all.)

After a fairly hectic day and not having a chance to get an early ride in, I caught up on this thread, clearly motivated me for a middle of night 'sneak in a ride'. Even laced up the vintage Brancale cleats for the ride. Gorgeous moon and with a brilliant Saturn, I rounded 41 miles.

Get a 'lift' over these classics while sipping a frosty cold brew on this 85° summer night.


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