Keith Lambert’s Team Frame

by Guthrum on August 6, 2013

Keith Lambert FrameI recently purchased this frame from eBay, from Keith Lambert’s shop, with the description: “1979 Original Team Viking 531 SL frame and fork. Ridden by Keith Lambert. Winner of several Pro Series rides 1979 and ridden in the World Championships in Valkenburg that year. New paint finish to original specification.”

My investigation is ongoing and I shall publish the results when I have it all together.  It is certainly a very nicely built frame with Campagnolo dropouts and a high standard of finish.  It was sold without the components shown in the picture.

Unfortunately, this frame is not my size, so the plan is to build it up like it was to get some good photographs and then sell it to a lucky new owner as a complete bike or frame and forks only.

This frame is from the third incarnation of Viking when the main production facility was in Northern Ireland, enticed by the money that was available as an incentive to set up businesses and increase employment in the province.  One of the biggest white elephants funded in this way was the DeLorean Motor Company.

Back Again

by Guthrum on August 6, 2013

Sorry folks!  We have been having technical problems which have prevented updates and proper management of this website.  Everything now seems to be sorted and I hope that over the next weeks I will catch up with adding photographs and information submitted by you all.

Backlog

by Guthrum on September 25, 2012

I have been very occupied with other things recently and so there is a bit of a backlog of photos and other things that I want to add to the site.  From time to time people use the Contact page to pass on some Viking memories or anecdotes and I have decided to dedicate a page to them.  There is quite a variety and I look forward to receiving more.  Do be aware that if you write to me, I may use what you write, though writers are only identified by their initials to protect the innocent.  If I publish anything. that you do not want published, write me a note requesting its removal

1960 Viking Twenty-Five – SN V1990

by Guthrum on September 25, 2012

1960 Viking "25" Model - SN: V1990

Specification:

  •  Frame: Viking “25” model; Reynolds 531 Butted Tubes; Serial number V1990 (note: Fork is stamped V1997)

More Photos: (click on image to enlarge)

1960 Viking "25" Model - SN: V1990

1960 Viking "25" Model - SN: V1990

1960 Viking "25" Model - SN: V1990

1960 Viking "25" Model - SN: V1990

1960 Viking "25" Model - SN: V1990

1960 Viking "25" Model - SN: V1990

1960 Viking "25" Model - SN: V1990

1960 Viking "25" Model - SN: V1990

 

 

 

 

 

1950 Viking Added

by Guthrum on August 23, 2012

Circa 1950 Viking SN 1143I have just posted details of a circa 1950 Viking bicycle (less wheels) that was recently found. Not a racing bike but a fine sport or club bike made from plain gauge Kromo tubing, which Viking always quoted as an alternative to Reynolds 531.  All the parts seem to be original and it looks like it will take either 26″ or 27″ wheels with enough clearance and brake adjustment for both sizes.