1955 Viking Severn Valley

1955 Viking Severn Valley

 

Specification:

  • Serial No: 672
  • Frame: Reynolds 531 butted tubing, forks and stays; Seat Tube: 23″ ctt; Agrati dropouts
  • Crankset: Stronglight 49D with TA chainrings – (the bicycle was originally fitted with a Gnutti cotterless crankset replaced by the original owner)
  • Pedals:
  • Gears: Campagnolo Gran Sport front and rear derailleurs; clamp-on lever for rear shifter; handlebar end lever for front shifter; 5-speed freewheel.
  • Wheels: Fiamme sprint rims on Campagnolo Gran Sport hubs
  • Brakes: Weinmann Type 730 side-pull
  • Handlebars and Stem: GB Maes bars on GB Hiduminium stem
  • Saddle and Seatpost: Brooks B15 on aluminium alloy post, 27.2 mm diameter

Comments:

In 1955 the Severn Valley was the second tier Viking bicycle, just below the Tour of Britain model in the Viking line-up.  Both these models were made using Reynolds 531 butted tubing but the Tour of Britain had Nervex Professional lugs and a reinforced rear brake bridge.  For 1957, The Tour of Britain model was discontinued and the Severn Valley was upgraded with Nervex Professional lugs and became the pinnacle Viking racing bike.

This particular example is fitted with most of its original components and has been refinished with accurate reproductions of the original transfers

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1955 Viking Severn Valley

 

1955 Viking Severn Valley

 

1955 Viking Severn Valley

 

1955 Viking Severn Valley

 

1955 Viking Severn Valley

 

1955 Viking Severn Valley

 

1955 Viking Severn Valley

 

1955 Viking Severn Valley

 

1955 Viking Severn Valley

 

1955 Viking Severn Valley

 

1955 Viking Severn Valley

 

1955 Viking Severn Valley

 

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