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Viking Superstar 1977

Discussion in 'Vintage and Classic Bikes' started by flashspix, 13 Nov 2017.

  1. flashspix

    flashspix Well-Known Member

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    Portsmouth UK
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  2. dan_bo

    dan_bo How much does it cost to Oldham?

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    top work well done. Must get my SS-T back on the road.
     
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    flashspix

    flashspix Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Dan, dust her off make it a winter project ;)
     
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  4. T4tomo

    T4tomo Über Member

    Nice, I think I had one of those as a kid (I had a Viking something), did they originally come with "sports mudguards", the beautifullly ineffective short ones?
     
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  5. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

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    we all had them

    @flashspix nice bike and blog
     
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  6. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

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    Nice :becool:

    And you've put the brake levers where they should be, :bravo:
     
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    flashspix

    flashspix Well-Known Member

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    The catalogue image i found has Bluemells Classique gaurds on black full sized, i do love the weinmann shorties, using them on my Carlton and need to swap over soon for the silly season
     
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    flashspix

    flashspix Well-Known Member

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    Cheers Biggs, warming up for a couple of Carlton's that are in the queue,
    ohh and a witcome, bates and dawes double d, (one at a time however )
    Pro-Am probably my next spraybooth project.
     
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  9. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

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    got to keep busy
     
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    flashspix

    flashspix Well-Known Member

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    Portsmouth UK
    Cheers Raleighnut :thumbsup::wahhey: always a bit intrepid after posting, moved saddle back in it's seatpost a touch.
    Stopped tinkering now.
     
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  11. T4tomo

    T4tomo Über Member

    With a bit of help from google, I've worked out I had a Viking warlord, in 10 speed trim.

    Random fact, Jimmy Saville used to have a Viking superlight.
     
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  12. dan_bo

    dan_bo How much does it cost to Oldham?

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    Right that's it I'm taking an angle grinder to mine.
     
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    flashspix

    flashspix Well-Known Member

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    Nice Viking Catalogue that might bring a flood of memories back, click on it to visit the page and see the full range, some lovely machines.
    Viking-1977-20042014_0001.jpg
     
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    flashspix

    flashspix Well-Known Member

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  15. Apollonius

    Apollonius Über Member

    I expect you know that the Viking in the original post is one from the second evocation of Viking, being the ones built in Northern Ireland. They were decent enough bikes, but the Wolverhampton ones from the firm that closed in 1966 have a bit more cachet. The more recent ones are assembled from poor-quality far-eastern components and are not to be recommended.