Re: [CR]Lambert

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From: Jerry & Liz Moos <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net>
To: "Steve Neago" <questor@cinci.rr.com>, "Beyer Jr., Chris (C.C.)" <cbeyer2@volvocars.com>
Cc: "classicrendezvous" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
References: <596000F0A205D511AABC0002B3152BD8078AD1EE@na1ecm14.dearborn.ford.com> <001701c264b3$2c7fece0$59f51b41@cinci.rr.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Lambert
Date: Sat, 28 Sep 2002 11:00:47 -0500

The Lambert crankarms may have been mad by TA, as perhaps were the rings. They have the same bolt circle, but as you say, the Lambert rings have a different pattern, featuring very large circular cutouts. My Lambert has the untapered axle, and the corresponding internal crankarm surfaces, usually called "crankarm tapers" are therefore not tapered at all. Lambert was a brave, if sometimes dumb, attempt to break with convention. The untapered axles were a bad idea, and the aluminum forks turned out to be so, though I don't think there was much previous experience to predict the problems with the forks.

Regards,

Jerry Moos
Houston, TX


----- Original Message -----
From: Steve Neago
To: "Beyer Jr., Chris (C.C.)"
Cc: classicrendezvous
Sent: Wednesday, September 25, 2002 11:46 AM
Subject: Re: [CR]Lambert



> Hi Chris,
>
> I beg to differ... Lambert used TA arms that are the same a 6-pin
> CycloTourist, but the chainwheels were made cut from a different pattern. I
> an not sure about the BB axle...
>
> Regards, Steve Neago
> Cincinnati, OH
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Beyer Jr., Chris (C.C.)" <cbeyer2@volvocars.com>
> To: <mmeison@scubadiving.com>; <TonyFNitro@aol.com>
> Cc: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, September 25, 2002 10:11 AM
> Subject: RE: [CR]Lambert
>
>
> > Marty:
> >
> > Those are most assuredly NOT TA cranks; they just look similar. The
> > Lambert used a non-tapered bottom bracket axle, making the cranks
> > interchangeable with nothing else.
> >
> > Chris
> >
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> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: mmeison@scubadiving.com [mailto:mmeison@scubadiving.com]
> > Sent: Wednesday, September 25, 2002 7:40 AM
> > To: TonyFNitro@aol.com
> > Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
> > Subject: [CR]Lambert
> >
> >
> > I'm not sure about all of the original Lamberts but I
> > had one of the Viscounts (Lambert rebadged by Yamaha)
> > and they all came with TA double chainrings. I've seen
> > a few earlier Lamberts and they were I seem to recall
> > all doubles also.
> >
> > Marty "I rode the death for and survived" Eison
> > Dallas Texas