Discussion in 'Vintage and Classic Bikes' started by flashspix, 13 Nov 2017.
I created a blog after restoring this Vintage British racer.
VIKING RESTO BLOG
top work well done. Must get my SS-T back on the road.
Thanks Dan, dust her off make it a winter project
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?
we all had them
@flashspix nice bike and blog
And you've put the brake levers where they should be,
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
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.
got to keep busy
Cheers Raleighnut always a bit intrepid after posting, moved saddle back in it's seatpost a touch.
Stopped tinkering now.
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.
Right that's it I'm taking an angle grinder to mine.
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.
my bad, the full catalogue can be found by clicking the link below, clicking the pic above just zooms in
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.
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