1953 Viking Track/Path
Viking Master Series "SS" frame. Reynolds 531 butted tubing. RGF BB shell.
Supplied by Major Nichols.
Original paint, olive green with gold lug lining.
Original head badge.
Bayliss Wiley Featherweight BB and semihollow axle.
Chater Lea 1" pitch chainset 25T, 8T fixed cog.
Chapter Lea Sprint pedals, GB Type Professionel toeclips, Alfredo Binda Straps.
1" pitch chain.
GB 531 spearpoint stem, Steel track handlebars. Velox bar tape.
32/40 holes double fixed BH Airlite hubs, Fiamme rims, DT Swiss 15/16 spokes, Continental Giro tubs. Period metal valve caps.
Reynolds Hiduminium seat pin.
Brooks B17 Sprinter saddle. Has 2 slots cut on the back for a saddle bag. Surface marks.
Brass and steel saddle support.
56cm centre to top seat tube
56cm centre to centre top tube.
V781 frame and forks number.
There are no dents or cracks, though there are scrapes, chips and marks due to age.
there are some interesting transfers on the seat tube.
The long one reads:
Pembroke-London RRA Record 1950
British National Road Champions 1948-1949-1952
The frame can take 27" wheels, has eyelet for mudguards and is drilled front and rear so it is quite versatile.
Chainset arms have been re cromed at some point, there is very light pitting inlaces under the chrome. chainring has got original chrome in good condition.
Pedals barrels have lost some of the chrome but they spin smoothly. Straps were NOS when fitted not long time ago.
Hubs are in good condition for age. Some marks on the alloy flanges, and some blemishes to the chrome on barrels. Early Fiamme Brevetto Longhi rims, one missing a waterslide transfer.
I'd like £1050>now £1010
Brooks B17 Sprinter saddle £75
Saddle support £40>SOLD
Reynolds hiduminium seatpost £30
Chainset+inch pitch chainring £120
1" pitch chain £65
GB steel stem+steel bars £70
Bayliss Wiley featherweight BB £40
Chapter Lea pedals+GB toeclips+Binda straps £100
Prices + postage and fees.
Collection near Welshpool, Shrewsbury or I can post at cost.
I'll donate to the forum when/if sold.
Apologies but I am having serious trouble with my internet upload speed so I will upload more pics as soon as I am able to. I can send more via email if needed.