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11-27-09, 11:03 AM
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Posted By viscount

BSA Victoria 1980

My previous pic of this machine was deleted by Photobucket but here is a recent one.
1980 and looks as new.
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g58/duktig/Victoria002.jpg3 speed and really a Raleigh...
11-27-09, 10:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,963
Posted By viscount

BSA took over New Hudson around 1951 and this New...

BSA took over New Hudson around 1951 and this New Hudson has BSA 3 speed hub/trigger, chain-wheel, lamp bracket etc.
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g58/duktig/NHCream001.jpg
Very relaxed angles...
10-26-09, 11:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 594
Posted By viscount

Laid back 1955 New Hudson + 62 Custom Raleigh Police bike!

This pre Raleigh 1955 New Hudson was bought merely for its BSA components. (3 speed hub, trigger, lamp bracket etc.) It was rough!!!
But, looking at the frame later it was so nice I had to do...
06-30-09, 04:49 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 5,886
Posted By viscount

Coming back from a holiday I see yet more inane...

Coming back from a holiday I see yet more inane comments.

Courtesy of 'bigbossman'
"I'm no phsychiatrist, don't ask me:thumb:"

"IE No - but you could probably use one.
Give it a rest, man." ...
06-22-09, 08:06 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 5,886
Posted By viscount

iabs icon looks a bit like the English Jeeves... ...

iabs icon looks a bit like the English Jeeves...
Unconcious servant/butler maybe???
I'm no phsychiatrist, don't ask me:thumb:
06-22-09, 08:00 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 5,886
Posted By viscount

Except that the previous poster (before the half...

Except that the previous poster (before the half asleep iab) was Swedish rather than English.:thumb:
So you, iab, have got problems with Europeans generally, as opposed to just English? (That I can...
06-19-09, 02:58 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 31,490
Posted By viscount

How cool to see the Viscounts still attracting...

How cool to see the Viscounts still attracting interest.
Keep up the death fork syndrome folks. It keeps prices down:thumb:
The Death Fork Ride is the ultimate expression of this thought process....
06-19-09, 07:03 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 5,886
Posted By viscount

Hey, I have to say in the cool light of day that...

Hey, I have to say in the cool light of day that we are on the same side in reality.
There is good, indifferent and bad in all spheres. Bicycles included.
I just think that good English bikes are...
06-18-09, 05:43 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 5,886
Posted By viscount

Oi! I was being modest there. And I ain't sure...

Oi! I was being modest there.
And I ain't sure who is gonna look at this:)
06-18-09, 05:41 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 5,886
Posted By viscount

Cool! I checked later, ie now, when I should be...

Cool! I checked later, ie now, when I should be in bed, and all is cool.
Peace brother. Peace is best?
And some Italian bikes are cool, just the same as English ones are. Or even Americans come to...
06-18-09, 05:04 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 5,886
Posted By viscount

PS I'm going to bed now. Fairy tales are for my...

PS I'm going to bed now. Fairy tales are for my grandchildren and they would not believe this one.
06-18-09, 05:00 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 5,886
Posted By viscount

You are just a little bit over the top here Mr...

You are just a little bit over the top here Mr Patroniser.
First my Italian girlfriend (one that is) has no connection with bikes, cars, or you. So don't use her as part of your frenetic spoutings....
06-18-09, 04:01 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 5,886
Posted By viscount

"Your post wasn't near worthy of a logical...

"Your post wasn't near worthy of a logical reply."

See, insult instead of logic.
Exactly what I said previously.
06-18-09, 03:57 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 5,886
Posted By viscount

Kettle black you mean? You can't say it? How...

Kettle black you mean? You can't say it?
How about being patronising.
You is good at that boy!
Colonials... Grow up and listen to the case before being patronising.
You ever stripped a so called...
06-18-09, 03:44 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 5,886
Posted By viscount

The standard politicians reply to a question they...

The standard politicians reply to a question they cannot answer with logic is insult and ridicule.
Enough said.
Being English does not mean I need to self edit. Get real man.
I have had Italian...
06-18-09, 10:21 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 5,886
Posted By viscount

Anybody who ever owned an Italian car would know...

Anybody who ever owned an Italian car would know the the answer to the original question.
Good image etc. but when it comes to build quality and maintenance.....
It's probably better made...
06-18-09, 10:09 AM
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Views: 216,581
Posted By viscount

Found this on ebay claiming to be a Lambert: ...

Found this on ebay claiming to be a Lambert:
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g58/duktig/Lambert.jpg (http://%5BIMG%5Dhttp://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g58/duktig/Lambert.jpg%5B/IMG%5D)
Listed as...
06-17-09, 11:42 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 21,528
Posted By viscount

Just thought there was a shortage of English...

Just thought there was a shortage of English bikes here!
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g58/duktig/LQRedAssembledfirst010.jpg
1948 La Quelda lugless.
The white decals being not period correct.
06-06-09, 06:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,860
Posted By viscount

Now you are talking:thumb: I've got a project...

Now you are talking:thumb:
I've got a project in process with a big Raleigh frame (not 531 but 24" and relaxed angles) which will have have modern dyno/hub braked front hub and 3 speed rear with hub...
06-06-09, 05:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,439
Posted By viscount

I just recently sent a vintage frame, first time,...

I just recently sent a vintage frame, first time, to Grand Rapids, MI from UK for 46.
Despite my fears it was problem free.
Seems resonable to me.
Via Fed Ex with no discounts.
06-03-09, 09:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,174
Posted By viscount

Yeah, thanks. The Flickr Dawes group is one of...

Yeah, thanks.
The Flickr Dawes group is one of mine and I do have a catalogue from 1937 I think (can't put my hands on it right now!) but here's the link to several pages from it:...
06-02-09, 06:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,174
Posted By viscount

Great article, thanks:thumb: Not seen it before.

Great article, thanks:thumb:
Not seen it before.
06-01-09, 02:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,174
Posted By viscount

Mention of keeping them original prompts me to...

Mention of keeping them original prompts me to show you a couple I customised.
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g58/duktig/GalaxyTownBike009.jpg
Great bike to alter/customise.
It really needs...
06-01-09, 02:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,963
Posted By viscount

Aren't they great? For me the best Raleighs...

Aren't they great?
For me the best Raleighs were produced in the late 60s.
Chrome and paint was excellent, but deteriorated later, towards the end.
Old fashioned then, but now well regarded.
And...
06-01-09, 07:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,174
Posted By viscount

I have a pair of Dawes rubber cable end covers...

I have a pair of Dawes rubber cable end covers and also a pair of bar end plugs with the spare bulb holder inside.
Such small details, but they get my emphatic vote for their attention to such...
06-01-09, 07:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,963
Posted By viscount

OK. How about my favourite 3 speed of all time? ...

OK. How about my favourite 3 speed of all time?
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g58/duktig/BSAStemBadgenChevrons.jpg
More pics available on request:thumb:

And here a ladies version of the same...
06-01-09, 06:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,174
Posted By viscount

Thanks for the responses guys. First 2003 might...

Thanks for the responses guys.
First 2003 might not be vintage but arguably the Dawes Galaxy is a long time classic!
Do I hear dissent?

I called the current Dawes company this morning. (Based...
05-31-09, 04:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,174
Posted By viscount

Dawes fans! Galaxy World Tour frame Q

Have a 2003 World Tour, which I believe is non UK made and one of the last before the compact frames.

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g58/duktig/Galaxy2002.jpg

Question is, is it Reynolds...
05-30-09, 07:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 469
Posted By viscount

The badge is original, but the style I have never...

The badge is original, but the style I have never seen before!
Hub date?
Trigger type?
Either would be a good clue to date perhaps.
05-30-09, 07:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,623
Posted By viscount

A friend suggests that LA might = Light Alloy. ...

A friend suggests that LA might = Light Alloy.
I check Classiclightweights pages and come up with:
http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/wheels-avt.html
Scroll down to 'choice of rims, then P3 =...
05-29-09, 12:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,623
Posted By viscount

Thanks for your info. This one rim/wheel is an...

Thanks for your info.
This one rim/wheel is an oddment picked up with other stuff and a bit of a mystery to me.
Looks old but no wear that I can see on the braking area for example.
Probably...
05-29-09, 04:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,623
Posted By viscount

I cannot make out the logo on the spoke ends! ...

I cannot make out the logo on the spoke ends!
Could be a D with another letter? F possibly, I can't be sure.
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g58/duktig/DunlopLAspokelogo002.jpg

FD could be...
05-28-09, 06:04 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 31,490
Posted By viscount

Tange forks and here's another. ...

Tange forks and here's another.

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g58/duktig/DSCN2060-1.jpg
05-28-09, 05:44 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 31,490
Posted By viscount

Here's one of mine in the evening sun. ...

Here's one of mine in the evening sun.
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g58/duktig/mixture011.jpg

In regular use then and a fine light tourer.
05-28-09, 05:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,623
Posted By viscount

Dunlop LA wheel 26 x1 1/4 EA. Anybody know this one?

Bit of a long shot this one.
Came home with this unusual wheel today.

Looks old, but little used.
Looks like stainless steel and spokes the same.
...
05-25-09, 02:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,963
Posted By viscount

Here's a 20: ...

Here's a 20:

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g58/duktig/BSAfront.jpg[/URL]
...and here a nice BSA (Raleigh) loop frame.
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g58/duktig/KingpinVictoria008.jpg
...
05-12-09, 04:42 AM
Replies: 2,621
Views: 565,979
Posted By viscount

They fold up backwards towards the rider and...

They fold up backwards towards the rider and there should be a clip to hold it there.
It is missing above but I simply use a leather toe clip strap to provide positive location.
05-11-09, 04:15 AM
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Views: 565,979
Posted By viscount

Now for something completely different.

Now for something completely different:)
Found this sad looking Gundle Carrier/Trade bike at an auction recently.
Gundle is the Rolls Royce of this type of bike here in UK.
In production from 1932...
05-08-09, 02:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 700
Posted By viscount

You are welcome to use the pics for Velobase, of...

You are welcome to use the pics for Velobase, of course.
I was still at the stage of checking it out and it was a fair bet that somebody on BF would know something:thumb:
Might have some other...
05-02-09, 05:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 700
Posted By viscount

Some sort of slippery plastic and easy to...

Some sort of slippery plastic and easy to replace.
They'd probably need to be replaced often.
The actual structure of it must be very stiff.
05-02-09, 12:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 700
Posted By viscount

Weird Weinmann centre-pull!! Period piece?

Came aross this oddity in a box of NOS parts and I've never seen the like.
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g58/duktig/WeinmannTurbo002.jpg

Novel idea but didn't catch on I guess.
The blocks...
04-20-09, 09:15 AM
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Views: 565,979
Posted By viscount

You are welcome anytime. Always got something...

You are welcome anytime.
Always got something interesting to ride, and a nice big hill close by:thumb:
04-20-09, 05:04 AM
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Views: 565,979
Posted By viscount

Hey thanks for that. Missed it earlier but I do...

Hey thanks for that. Missed it earlier but I do like the bars displyed there!
Saved in my bookmarks now.
Got to have the right ones, it looks lame with modern bars.
And this is the proper bike for...
04-20-09, 04:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,154
Posted By viscount

Haven't measured it but don't think so:) I was...

Haven't measured it but don't think so:)
I was just photographing it at the time and it seemed appropriate!
04-19-09, 01:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,154
Posted By viscount

What about this one then? Suspected Raleigh,...

What about this one then?
Suspected Raleigh, but early.
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g58/duktig/RaleighCW002.jpg
Those huge castellated nuts give the game away....
04-19-09, 12:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,221
Posted By viscount

Well the UK police have punch-lines of their own...

Well the UK police have punch-lines of their own these days.
And I don't mean verbal ones.
04-16-09, 01:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,221
Posted By viscount

The bikes are cool though.

The bikes are cool though.
04-16-09, 01:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,221
Posted By viscount

:p Who're you charging, them or us? It does...

:p Who're you charging, them or us?
It does look like a bad comedy sketch though.

If my memory serves me right they were, but didn't intend to be, figures of fun.
Nowadays they'd spray you with...
04-16-09, 06:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,221
Posted By viscount

Thanks again guys. Didn't take long to get to...

Thanks again guys.
Didn't take long to get to the bottom of this one?
Somebody sent me this pic last night!!
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g58/duktig/BobbiesonBikesinRain.jpg
Looks like the...
04-15-09, 11:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,221
Posted By viscount

Uphill, downhill. No chance whatsoever:p

Uphill, downhill. No chance whatsoever:p
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