[CR]Was: mystery bike, now early Lambert...


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Date: Sun, 21 May 2006 13:35:08 -0400
From: oroboyz@aol.com
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To: joebz@optonline.net, bhufford3@mchsi.com
cc: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Was: mystery bike, now early Lambert...

<< It may a Ron Kitchings or early Ron Kit built Lambert. I think the dro pouts, top eyes, lugs and braze-ons are right. The early bikes wit h a threaded BB are uncommon. The fork replacement is a hint pointing toward Lambert. Looks like it was built up with whatever parts were ar ound including some gems from our persepective today.Joe Bender-Zanoni Great Notch, NJ>>

Very good, Joe! That all makes sense to me.

That is the first time I heard of Ron Kitching building the first Lamberts. I always understood it was a London area maker, a Viking plant? Hadn't heard they came from up north... Maybe one of our UK guys has more info?

Dale Brown Greensboro, NC USA

-----Original Message----- From: joebz@optonline.net To: bhufford3@mchsi.com Cc: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Sent: Sun, 21 May 2006 17:02:03 +0000 (GMT) Subject: Re: [CR]Mystery Bike Pedals (well, to me anyway)

It may a Ron Kitchings or early Ron Kit built Lambert. I think the dro pouts, top eyes, lugs and braze-ons are right. The early bikes wit h a threaded BB are uncommon. The fork replacement is a hint pointing toward Lambert. Looks like it was built up with whatever parts were ar ound including some gems from our persepective today.Joe Bender-Zanoni Great Notch, NJ----- Original Message -----From: bhufford3@mchsi. comDate: Sunday, May 21, 2006 12:31 pmSubject: Re: [CR]M ystery Bike Pedals (well, to me anyway)To: Classicrendezvous@bikel ist.org> > I picked up a mystery bike at a local swap this weekend
   and > I'm trying to> > identify parts. (I'll try to get pi cs of the re-paint frame, > etc. > > tomorrow with better ligh t)> > Here are pics of the rest of the bike. Not much to look at,
   but > maybe you can > help in figuring out what the frame might be.
> > http://home.mchsi.com/~shufford/bike.html> > The b ike comes in at about 23.5 pounds on the bathroom beam > scale (I co uldn't > locate my hanging scale), minus the saddle. The seattu be ID > seems to be about > 26.6 mm with the best of my measuring (the 26.0 post was shimmed > at the top > with a 1" long shim)).
    The top tube OD is 26.0 mm. The down > tube is 29.1 mm > (? ?). The seat tube is 28.6 at the base but 29.1 at the top > ( flared by an > over agressive seatpost insertion at some point?).
   I thought if > the frame was > French that it would have a 26.0 t op tube and 28.0 mm seat and > down tubes > typically. I didn' t get a photo of if, but there is a pentagon > shaped shifter > cl amp stop on the bottom of the down tube.> > No markings that I can
   find. The frame appears to have been > powder coated, > but I' m really not sure how to tell.> > Thanks for any other help you ca n offer.> > Bob Hufford> Springfield, MO> ______