[CR]Signoffs, Lambert/Viscount, basic civility

(Example: Component Manufacturers:Avocet)

Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2008 07:54:44 -0500
From: "Marty Eison" <meison01@gmail.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Signoffs, Lambert/Viscount, basic civility

snip:On 3/18/08, Peter Jourdain <pjourdain@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Firstly, while I agree with the List policies and
> always try to abide by the sign-off rules, there is a
> VAST difference between the amount of information
> decipherable from somebody who has an uncommon name
> and lives in a small town such as Whitewater,
> Wisconsin, than there is from somebody who is named
> Jack Jones and lives in New York City, so that people
> from smaller locales are, de facto, providing much
> more information about themselves than are people from
> major metropolitan areas, where anonymity reigns. I
> understand that is perhaps an unavoidable part of the
> "lay of the land" on the List, and clearly accept that
> fact, but still insist than not everyone is "exposed"
> to the same degree in what is, after all, a permanent
> online archive accessible to the whole wide world.


Good point. I think that we as a community seem to forget that this list is readable by anyone connected to the internet. If you (or anyone else for that matter) are concerned with pinpointing your exact location, you might change your sign off to indicate the closest large city i.e. Dallas, Texas USA in my case or Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA. If I then in a private email choose to zero in further on location, that's my choice. Its just a thought.

<snip> on 18/03/2008 Brad Leucke wrote ' AND don't forget they were the first with "the death fork" later of Viscount fame.'

I owned a Viscount Aerospace Pro with the "DEATH Fork" (need the emphasis on death for that correct ominious feel), and commuted on it for at least 2 years before I got my replacement Tange fork from Yamaha. I obviously never had a problem with it.

You touch on a point that I think is grossly overlooked by almost everyone, and that is Lambert designed and produced almost all of it's own components. Very forward thinking in my way of thinking. Unfortunately the only thing Lambert is remembered for nowadays (with the exception of a few grouches on lists like this) is the DEATH FORK and the model in their advert (same for Crescent bikes were ok, model was superbe). One last note the text I snipped above makes it sound like Lambert and Viscount were 2 seperate entities, they weren't, Lambert and Viscount were one and the same.

On a last note, I think the comments about List Member Sarah Gibson's sign off (and pictograph) are quite in poor taste. Hey let's have some respect for our fellow listmembers, okay?

Marty Eison
Frisco, Texas USA