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.
--On Monday, October 23, 2000, 5:51 AM -0700 David Van Hook
> 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,
> > email@example.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