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Old 01-11-19, 03:30 AM
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So I bought some things a few days ago, a bike or two, some parts, a few tools...

Holy c**p, what a score!

More pics plz.
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Old 01-11-19, 10:12 AM
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Nice cotter press up in the top right corner!

Impressive haul!
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Old 01-11-19, 05:56 PM
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Mostly Schwinn and Raleigh in my neck of the woods so when I saw this and itís unique chainwheel I brought it home. Lots of info on the inter webs about these viscount bikes. Mostly complete( I have the seat) and everything works. Will be fun to clean up.






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Old 01-11-19, 06:11 PM
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Originally Posted by lasauge
So I bought some things a few days ago, a bike or two, some parts, a few tools...

Very nice! Is there a story behind how you got all this?
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Old 01-11-19, 06:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Kdogbikes
Mostly Schwinn and Raleigh in my neck of the woods so when I saw this and itís unique chainwheel I brought it home. Lots of info on the inter webs about these viscount bikes. Mostly complete( I have the seat) and everything works. Will be fun to clean up.






Yup, here on the forums alone there's info on the Viscount/Lambert line. Nice find!
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Old 01-11-19, 06:44 PM
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Close up of chainwheel.
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Old 01-11-19, 07:41 PM
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Just when I thought I'd seen it all...

Just when I thought I'd seen it all... Couple fixer-uppers MTBs alongside the bike path, marked "FREE" with masking tape. One was a hi-ten Fuji just a step above dept. store, but worth cleaning up to give to someone. Other one is the worst-named bike of 1990 - a Giant Butte. Nothing real special, low-end gruppo, but a nice frame, perfect candidate to gravel-ify.

So both bikes were missing the rear tire. Didn't take much notice until I went to put a tire on the wheel from the Giant, and discovered this:

For a while my brain was stuck in "what's wrong with this picture" mode. Then it hit me - dude had been RIDING on it with no tire, Good Morning Vietnam - style, obviously for several miles. No big loss - cheap nutted-axle hub and non-stainless spokes - but still, whiskey tango?
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Old 01-12-19, 12:54 PM
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Originally Posted by hazetguy
some Exxon Graftek stuff......

I've gotta couple bottles of Krazy Glue I pass along if you wanna try your hand at frame building
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Last week I put a max bid of $42 on this and forgot about it. Well, I won.



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Old 01-12-19, 05:44 PM
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Originally Posted by hazetguy
some Exxon Graftek stuff......


HOLY C**P!!! That is bizarre, gotta be one person somewhere looking for this stuff.

I would be inclined to reach out to Dave Guettler @ River city bicycles, he has one hanging up in his collection, great guy, always up for a talk.
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Old 01-13-19, 07:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Kdogbikes

Close up of chainwheel.
I take it you know about the Viscount "death forks"? If not google it!
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Old 01-13-19, 09:15 PM
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Yes. This bike has the 3rd gen of the aluminum fork. Iím curious of the ride, so Iíll take a spin or two locally before switching to a steel replacement.
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Old 01-14-19, 03:40 AM
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Viscount,, Lambert,, made their own brakes & drivetrain components too. That's a press fit BB spindle. Like many Kleins. So, if its rides ok,, shifts, might be fine. They used aerospace tubing, try to sell a lighter bike. But everybody remembers that fork. But freewheel explosions, (Had 2) put me off from buying any old bikes.
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Old 01-16-19, 06:14 PM
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Picked up two Co-Motion Americanos from a lovely retired couple who toured across the country on them. I'll likely be selling the red one locally to cover the cost of both and just keep the blue one as it's my size.


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Old 01-16-19, 06:34 PM
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Originally Posted by MoulTommy
Picked up two Co-Motion Americanos from a lovely retired couple who toured across the country on them. I'll likely be selling the red one locally to cover the cost of both and just keep the blue one as it's my size.
What an awesome couple. Enjoy!

Super confused about the seatposts.
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Old 01-16-19, 06:43 PM
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Originally Posted by natterberry


What an awesome couple. Enjoy!

Super confused about the seatposts.

I think they are suspension type seat posts to take some of the roughness out of off-road riding. They took these things everywhere.
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Old 01-16-19, 06:57 PM
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Originally Posted by MoulTommy
I think they are suspension type seat posts to take some of the roughness out of off-road riding. They took these things everywhere.
Thudbuster style to go with the mountain goat gearing.
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Old 01-16-19, 08:28 PM
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You get the panniers also?
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Old 01-20-19, 05:47 PM
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Almost saved from the dump...I think. This 86 Panasonic Touring Deluxe is something I spotted on FB MktPlace late last night. There was a for sale sign in front of the house and she said, "the only thing my ex had good taste in was bikes" as she took my $20 with a smile.

. I'm guessing she would have put it out with the trash if I hadn't gone to get it.
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Old 01-23-19, 01:01 PM
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Shimano Ultegra 11 speed cassette before it was thrown out. It had a little wear...
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Bits to help the 81 Voyageur 11.8 dress out and shiny blue for the Trek 930 SHX


Going on the Madison, Cobra bottle cage
Some bits for current project, upcoming project and one anodized bit just cause it matches so well with the other stuff. Dang rock ring started it first!
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Old 01-24-19, 11:53 AM
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I'm never going back to the ever again, except for the sale this weekend-

I think this is a, 1985 PGN 10 M. It's missing a few parts but it has a nice look.
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Old 01-24-19, 12:02 PM
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Originally Posted by madpogue
Just when I thought I'd seen it all... Couple fixer-uppers MTBs alongside the bike path, marked "FREE" with masking tape. One was a hi-ten Fuji just a step above dept. store, but worth cleaning up to give to someone. Other one is the worst-named bike of 1990 - a Giant Butte. Nothing real special, low-end gruppo, but a nice frame, perfect candidate to gravel-ify.

So both bikes were missing the rear tire. Didn't take much notice until I went to put a tire on the wheel from the Giant, and discovered this:

For a while my brain was stuck in "what's wrong with this picture" mode. Then it hit me - dude had been RIDING on it with no tire, Good Morning Vietnam - style, obviously for several miles. No big loss - cheap nutted-axle hub and non-stainless spokes - but still, whiskey tango?
that's a vicount Aerospace If I'm not mistaken.
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Old 01-24-19, 02:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Mr. 66




I'm never going back to the ever again, except for the sale this weekend-

I think this is a, 1985 PGN 10 M. It's missing a few parts but it has a nice look.
I have an '85 PH-501, internally brazed, that looks a lot like yours. Great find, yours is lugged.
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I found this 1987-ish Centurion Accordo RS on nextdoor.com. The owner had done an AIDS ride from Minneapolis(?) to Chicago in 2001. Hadn't ridden it much since then (bought another bike), but couldn't bring herself to just set it out in the alley for the scrappers. She advertised it without saddle at $15. Heck, ya, I'll take it. I walked over. She had put a saddle on it and tried to give it to me, eventually relenting and saying, "Oh, just give me $10." Needs a tune-up and maybe new tubes. Haven't decided what to do with it. If nothing else, I can just stick it in the garage as a loaner for our AirBnB clientele. Apologies for the crappy picture, but it's frickin' cold out...
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