Viscount Aerospace 600 Ex_0000_IMG_9270Viscount Aerospace 600 Ex_0000_IMG_9270

Viscount Aerospace 600ex 

Infos

Brand: Viscount
Full bike weight: 9.6kg
Frame weight: 2650g (frame 2120g, fork 530g)
Size: 56.5cm
Markings: EX111 on the left rear dropout
Year: 1981 (estimated)
Notes: Frame was acquired on eBay, the parts comes from a bit of everywhere.

History
A nice frame I bought off ebay as an impulse buy, as the frame looked beautiful and quite uncommon. It was easier than usual to find the parts as the frame have a sticker suggesting the Shimano 600EX groupset on the top tube. The bike uses Viscount proprietary tubing which is suprisingly unbutted. Catalogue says that the frame was handmade with 0.8mm chrome molybdenum tubes. I came accross the bike document after I built the full bike and most of my component choices matches the specs of the bike. A very nice bike, also quite light as it's just under 10kg at 9.6kg. If you're curious about the build or seeking for more informations check out the bike post at retrobike.

Technical

Tubing: Viscount Chrome Molybdenum
Groupset: Shimano 600 Arabesque
Wheels: Mavic GP4 on Shimano 600 hubs
Cassette: Shimano 600 11-21
Tubular tyres: Vittoria Rally 25C
Saddle: San Marco Rolls
Seatpost: Kalloy 26.6mm
Headset: Shimano 600 Arabesque
Stem: Sakae
Handlebar: Unknown (Raleigh ?)
Bartape: Tressorex cotton
Brake lever hoods: Cane Creek
Bottom bracket: Shimano ?
Pedals: Lyotard with Christophe toe clips and straps
Chain: KMC