Viscount "Aerospace" Road Bike
The bike pictured above was for sale on E-bay. It looks very much like the Viscount
that I bought in Austin around 1976. Even the color scheme is the same. I purchased
it after my
was stolen. I think it cost less than $200.
At that time, I was a student and had no car. This bike was my main means of transportation.
Austin was much smaller then than it is today. It was a very bicycle friendly
city that had bike lanes everywhere. I moved to Houston in 1978 and was no longer
car-less. The traffic there and my schedule led me to give up cycling almost completely
for the next twelve years. I sold the bike to someone in San Antonio while I was
This bike had a cast aluminum fork that was prone to sudden catastrophic failure.
See the links below for more information. When I was riding the bike and when I
sold it, I was blissfully unaware of the "death fork" recall.
Viscount Bike Links