Need help identifying Evans model

Discussion in 'Middleweight Bicycles' started by Susan18, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. #1 Posted Jan 3, 2011
    Susan18

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    Received this girls Evans bicycle for Christmas. (See pictures attached.) Can you help me identify the model? It seems that the chain guard has been replaced. Thanks!
     

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    Adamtinkerer

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    I have a 1960 Evans catalog, and I couldn't match your bike exactly. The fact that it has painted fenders, a solid metal rear rack, and the fork mounted truss rods weren't all on the same model that year. Evans only made bikes from 1955-62, and I'd say yours is from the later end. Also, the '60 models were either a "Viscount" or "Interceptor", followed by a number from 100-800 to differentiate the various models. I have a similar bike except with a chrome rack and fenders, I believe it's a Viscount 400. There's no serial number info for these, so it's basically an educated guess.
     
  3. #3 Posted Jan 6, 2011
    jwm

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    Adamtinkerer:

    Do you have any scans of the Evans catalog? My first bike was an Evans circa 1960. It was a middleweight with half tank and rack. Everything was squared off just like on the girl's bike in the pic. I'd love to see a pic of that old thing.

    JWM
     
  4. #4 Posted Jan 8, 2011
    Adamtinkerer

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    My scanner is no longer working. :( The '60 line all had black & white striped seats, which I thought was interesting.
     
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