Re: [Classicrendezvous] Lambert/Viscount brakes


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From: jfbender@umich.edu
Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2000 10:54:47 -0400
To: David Van Hook <dvanhook@yahoo.com>, OROBOYZ@aol.com
cc: Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] Lambert/Viscount brakes
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I owned a lugged one. It did not have a threaded BB though. Were any two alike. I still fave a functional front wheel. Last year I sent Dale a genuine NOS Viscount brake bolt in the sealed bag.

Joe

--On Monday, October 23, 2000, 5:51 AM -0700 David Van Hook
<dvanhook@yahoo.com> wrote:


> Dale, I remember reading that somewhere...probably on

> one of Sheldon's sites.

> Since none of mine are lugged, that probably means my

> earliest which I thought was a 1972, probably

> isn't...maybe '73/'74.

> Dave Van Hook

> --- OROBOYZ@aol.com wrote:

> > In a message dated 10/22/00 11:01:45 PM Eastern

> > Daylight Time,

> > karl.frantz@juno.com writes:

> >

> > << Mine had Weinmann centerpulls when I got it, but

> > I've always thought they

> > were not original for some reason. Partly because

> > they don't quite reach

> > the rims (AVA tubulars)! They'd be OK for 27"

> > clinchers, so maybe...? >>

> >

> > Having sold and worked on those bikes when they were

> > first introduced, I am

> > certain that the original brakes on Lambert were not

> > Weinmanns, relabeled or

> > not, but Lambert marked and I would have guessed a

> > GB product if anything.

> >

> > While the cranks looked like TA, the finish was not

> > as nice, and the seat

> > posts could've been by Zeus, but they looked not

> > quite the same, and the

> > derailleurs looked Huretish, I think they were a lot

> > different in many

> > details... I think most of these components were

> > indeed "farmed out" to

> > various outside makers, mostly of the actual designs

> > were "adaptations" of

> > popular designs of that era. The pedals and stem for

> > instance were unlike

> > anything made to that point of time in the cycle

> > industry. Eventually all the

> > dedicated Lambert branded components (derailleur

> > set, pedals, cranks, bar &

> > stem, seat post, hubs & quick releases) disappeared

> > entirely.

> >

> > I do not know if you all are aware, but the first

> > Lamberts were lugged, not

> > filet brazed, and had adjustable cup & cone bottom

> > brackets, not sealed. It

> > was not until a year or more of production that the

> > none taper, sealed

> > "precision" bearing style emerged.

> >

> > Dale Brown