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Viking Hosteller Frameset
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Super Viking Hosteller frameset from the early 1960's professionally repainted and fitted with Velo

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02 Dec, 2014 15:53:46 GMT
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POOLE, Dorset, United Kingdom


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Condition: Used : Split the cost with friends
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Seller notes: Super Viking Hosteller frameset from the early 1960's professionally repainted and fitted with Velo Orange Grand Cru Headset and Alloy micro adjustable seat post
Type: Road Racing Bike Frame Material: Steel
Brand: Viking Frame Size: 19.5"
Model: Hosteller Configuration: Frame and Fork
Colour: Red Brake Type: Caliper - Side Pull
Beautiful Viking Hosteller Frame and Forks Frame 

Size: 19.5" C to T, Top Tube 21.5" C to C
Ideal for a smaller adult or juvenile. (I am 5' 8" and found it comfortable)

Hand built in Wolverhampton around 1960. This is a top quality frame and was a top selling "Clubman's" model for Viking from the late '50's through to the closure of the factory in the 1980's.

These are the features indicating its quality. 
  • Nervex Professional lugs throughout
  • Forged dropouts
  • Investment cast fork crown
It is made from Viking's "own" tubing (equivalent to Reynolds 531 plain gauge), but is still lightweight at 3.18Kg for frame and forks, including the headset.

I have had the frame professionally painted (powder coat) and fitted reproduction decals. It is Post Office red. This is a genuine colour for the era (I know I had a new one in 1967!). It has been equipped with a Velo Orange Grand Cru headset (value £37.50) and it comes with a brand new alloy micro adjustable seat tube (value £16). The head badge was lost by the painter (grrr!!!), so i have fitted a vinyl one, but the original head badges are available from H Lloyd Cycles. (right at the end).

It has not been built up since the re-paint.

I rode the bike before the respray and I loved it! It is fabulous ride. I was going to build it up for myself, but I found a Viking Severn Valley, which I have always wanted, so the parts went on that instead :-) There are some photos here before and after and of the bike built up before the latest respray. 

It has been repainted again since then, as I sold it to a gentleman (?!) who equipped it with straight bars and a 3 speed hub and rode it for a while. I bought the frame back off him as it upset me to see it in that configuration!

Originally built for 26 x 1 1'4" wheels, it is shown here built up with 700C wheels and 23mm tyres. There is not much mudguard clearance with 700C, but it can be built up with 650B wheels or 26 x 1/38", whichever you prefer.

If you want to buy some parts from our eBay shop to complete the build we will give you free shipping and a 10% discount if you order at the same time. Or if you prefer, we can build it into a complete bike to your own specifications. Contact us if you want a quote.

If you decide to collect the bike in person, you can pay by cash or card (Visa and Mastercard only), or via bank transfer or paypal prior to collection.

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Velo Duo Cycles

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