1955 Severn Valley Pictures Uploaded

by Guthrum on April 26, 2012

I have at last assembled my 1955 Viking Severn Valley following renovation of the frame.  I was in a bit of a hurry to get it together now that we are getting some decent riding weather (occasionally), so I fitted some newer parts to get it on the road.  I am generally quite pleased with the result and look forward to many happy miles. Now on to the other Vikings. I have pretty much assembled all the bits to build up my early Tour of Britain frame to the same spec as Ian Steel’s tour-winning bike and I am getting there also with parts for my Master SS and 1951-ish Severn Valley. The Master SS has great original finish but the other two are in a terrible state.  They will all be built up as road-racing machines in the Viking spirit.  It is rather sad that frames become separated from their components, but I guess that in many cases, the original bits have worn out and been thrown away.  Still, it is quite possible to identify components that would typically have been fitted to these bikes “in the day”, so as to be period-correct.

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