[CR]FS Viscount ( premium ) frame

(Example: Humor:John Pergolizzi)

Date: Thu, 3 Jul 2008 01:10:09 -0400
From: "Harry Travis" <travis.harry@gmail.com>
To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]FS Viscount ( premium ) frame

49cm x 52cm c-c. with tange chrome fork. Includes bb, headset, stem, handlebars, Lambert brake levers, and Dia-Comp helper levers.

Studying the Visount catalog from the day, posted somewhere online, I believe this was their premium frame of 3, to judge from the components, including Titlist rear der/mech, Ideal saddle, and tubular wheels. (Sale includes only the parts in the first sentence, above) IIRC, a review can also be found on line. The bike compared favorably to the hi-tech jet fighter in the background, but I'm not sure whether I am recalling the advert or the review.)

Paint is mostly good without being burdensomely thick and heavy, the decals in head badge position, and on the seat tube very good. To judge from the condition of the tires and Lambert crankset (not included) this bike was standard basement or garage ware, ie ridden <500 miles before being put away.

You may find a reference to this group's most trusted Hillary Stone, for some ideas on rebuilding here.

http://bikecult.com/works/parts/bbViscount.html

$70 + shipping.

This Viscount does NOT suffer the stuck post that Jerry Moos' Viscount has. (Hm, is it the bike or the owner who suffers the stuck post?)

Harry Travis
Washington, DC
USA