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Old 08-03-19, 03:09 PM
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Viscount/Lambert Question

Hoping the great Bike Forums brain can help with this.

I've read plenty of interesting comments and posts here and elsewhere, regarding older Viscount/Lambert bikes .... but come away WITHOUT the definitive answer - as to how to determine which Model in their line-up, I own!

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Photos? Pad your comments to hit ten then give us a nice clear drive side photo. Or 2, or 3 or 10........
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I guess I COULD try to read your mind but......
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Holding the envelope up to his turban covered head, "What is an Aerospace GP...". He rips open one end of the envelope, brings the torn end to his lips, and blows.
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Originally Posted by Masi13 View Post
Hoping the great Bike Forums brain can help with this.

I've read plenty of interesting comments and posts here and elsewhere, regarding older Viscount/Lambert bikes .... but come away WITHOUT the definitive answer - as to how to determine which Model in their line-up, I own!

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
What color is your frame? Is it a two tone bike?

What components are there on your bike?

What wheelset is on your bike?

Are the tires clinchers or sew ups?
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Old 08-03-19, 10:41 PM
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Holding the envelope up to his turban covered head, "What is an Aerospace GP...". He rips open one end of the envelope, brings the torn end to his lips, and blows.
Oh man, miss that show! RIP Carnac.
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Old 08-04-19, 11:23 AM
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Viscount/Lambert Question

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Photos? Pad your comments to hit ten then give us a nice clear drive side photo. Or 2, or 3 or 10........


I'll gladly grab some images. But, what does "Pad your comments to hit ten" mean?

Thanks
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You typically need 10 or more posts before being allowed to add photos. Just. Post. As. Many. As. You. Need. To. Qualify.
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I'll gladly grab some images. But, what does "Pad your comments to hit ten" mean?

Thanks
Does the "13" in "Masi13" have a story behind it... (helping you pad out your post count #'s)???
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Viscount/Lambert Question

Ahhhh.... gottcha.

I figured that my dear 70's era Masi GC was my 13th bicycle .
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The frame is grey/black.
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The original owner from whom I just purchased the bike, bought it forty and some change years ago. Not thinking about the "value" in maintaining it's original gruppo .... he "upgraded' in a few departments.
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The two-tone bicycle is in absolutely stunning condition. Looks almost new, apart from the rusty spokes.
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C'mon, man, only two more posts! YOU CAN DO IT!!
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C'mon, man, only two more posts! YOU CAN DO IT!!
Lol, it looks like a struggle but he's getting there!
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Viscount / Lambert Model Question

Hey SmartyPants(s) ..... the Forum Police informed me as to the "limit for posts within a 24 hr. period!"

........patience.
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does it look like this? Aerospace Pro. they came in (IIRC) in silver and black and silver and blue. I was told BITD that one signified tubular wheels and one clinchers. (i would expect either a chromed steel fork or a full aluminum one)

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If your search didn't hit the review below, it might help at least in knowing what models were out there around 40 years ago.

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

I also have specs for a 1979 Viscount 5000 GS (Bicycling! Buyers Guide of $250 Bikes listing). Here's the table from that article.




Good luck with the ID!
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We're patient and we are rooting for you, Masi13.
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Ooop, one more, An excerpt from Oct 1978 Bicycling! Buyers Guide of $100-$150 bikes for a Viscount V-1500.

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viscount / Lambert Model Question

Blah Blah Blah .... looking for that 10th post!
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Fotos of Bike with "upgrades."

.... Hoping to definitively determine the Model!

All of the (archival) literature speaks of the "light weight."

I haven't put it on the scales, but my impression is .... not so light.

.... Perhaps then, NOT the Aerospace Pro ???

Thanks in advance.


Original Chainring



Different Bars





TA Chainring?


Clincher (Shreader)
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Aerospace Pro. Like this one, as I got it:




Currently looks like this:



Spokes on mine were also badly rusted; I re-laced the wheels with DB stainless spokes.

And I LIKE the original chainring! Even put one on my Super Sport.

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Old 08-30-19, 08:35 AM
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viscount / Lambert Model Question

Thanks top506. Well, based on your foto(s) .... my bike quite appears to be the Aerospace Pro.
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Good looking bike. Apparently some of the Lambert aerospace pros came with an AL fork that was better designed than the ones that famously failed:

https://viscount-lambert-bikes.blogs...unt-death.html
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