Re: [CR]a find? 1960-ish Viking Trackmaster (?)


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Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2007 15:38:58 -0400
From: Marcus Coles <marcoles@ody.ca>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]a find? 1960-ish Viking Trackmaster (?)
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sasha eysymontt wrote:
> Picked this one up today... 1960ish (owner said 1960, but he didn't seem
> sure) Viking track bike of some stripe -- I believe a Trackmaster. Brake is
> a clamp on, bottom bracket has an oiler port, Reynolds 531.
>
> Anyone with any information on this bike in particular -- guesses as to the
> era, or other thoughts on Viking -- I'd appreciate your post!
>
> Photos (very poor) here:
> http://flickr.com/photos/sashae/sets/72157601488561851/
>
> I'll be posting better photos this weekend after I've had an opportunity to
> clean her up.
>
> -s
>
> Nice find.

The 1966 ad on this site http://www.localhistory.scit.wlv.ac.uk/Museum/Transport/bicycles/Viking.htm says World Championship Winner .. 1963. http://www.localhistory.scit.wlv.ac.uk/Museum/Transport/bicycles/vikingad3.jpg

Therefore I would image the bike is 1963 or later, unless the decal was added later or it was refinished at some point.

Marcus Coles
London, Ontario, Canada.