I found a bike at my granddads

Dale8990

Member
Location
Chesire
My granddad recently passed away, whilst cleaning his things I found this bike, it maybe worthless but I just thought I would check with some people who know about bikes as I'm clueless, thanks in advance!
 

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biggs682

Smile a mile bike provider
Location
Northamptonshire
Welcome @Dale8990 and what a nice surprise although sure you would rather have your grandad

Looks a nice enough Viking for sure

Depending upon the age and make there might be some date codes on the hubs and or brake calipers

What are your intentions for it ?
 

Cycleops

Legendary Member
Location
Accra, Ghana
Hello and welcome to the forum. I've never seen a Viking with gold anodised parts, it may be quite rare. No great value but might to nice to fix it up as a memento of your grandfather. Shouldn't cost too much and when it's done you can use it. Does it fit you? Looks to be about a 22" frame. How tall are you and what's your inseam measurement? Sorry to get so intimate with you on your first post ^_^.
 
Oops sorry cyclops I’ve more or less repeated your response
 

biggs682

Smile a mile bike provider
Location
Northamptonshire
These are the only other markings I can find, he was ill for a long time before his passing so I don't think it's had much use in the last 15 years... so there is a fair bit of rust around.
A quick google search shows the "sportsman" rear mechanism was released in the early 1960's

I'm not really sure right now, I think i would like someone to own it who could appreciate it as much as I'm sure my granddad did.
I would think hard as once it has gone you might struggle to get back
 

tom73

Veteran
Location
Yorkshire
Well if you've no need to move it on just yet. Why not hold on to it well you have a good think? You've nothing to lose and maybe more to gain by keeping it and enjoying it. See if it fit's you if it's right get a bike shop to give it a once over then take it for a spin and enjoy.
 
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