Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries - Lambert Bike with Death Fork. Any ideas of value?
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I picked up an old Lambert at a garage sale. Bike had been hanging in the gentlemen's garage for a number of years. Looks amazing overall, and from what I could find on the internet it still has the original death fork. I see Lambert went out of business way back in the late 70's or so. Any idea of what value a bike like this may have to a collector or even a rider?
04-26-10, 09:42 PM
How timely. A coworker is bring in his old Lambert and giving it to me. I don't know if it has the death fork however. If it does, I wonder if other forks will fit? I understand the BB is troublesome and not standard either.
If it's fixable for little $$ I may just pop some North Woods bars on it and ride. If not, hard to say. I hope it's as nice looking as that one.
Sounds pretty cool. I had no idea about this fork until after I bought the bike. Did a little Google Search and found a few good articles. Tried to find one on eBay, but came up with nothing.
Don't believe so. I talked to the original owner for some time and he said that the paint had not been touched. Does not mean that it hasn't. Can't always believe everything you are told. If it is original, it looks to be in pretty good condition or at least I think so.
Just asking because I see no badges or decals on the bike...
04-26-10, 10:14 PM
04-26-10, 10:20 PM
If you just want to sell it as-is I'd ask $100-200 for it, depending on where you live. They are fairly nice bikes and have a bit of a following but they aren't really very rare or collectible.
It looks like the components on the bike are in very good condition. You would probably get more $ for the bike by selling the parts individually on ebay. Some of those parts are hard to find in good condition and can bring a good price.
That fork looks like it could be a 'death fork' but there were several variations of aluminum forks and supposedly not all of them were bad. You can find out more by searching through the archives here. Any normal 1" road fork will fit as a replacement.
04-27-10, 01:43 PM
Wow, that one brings back memories for me. My first "new" road bike (replaced a Peugeot UO8). I rode the 1973 Davis Double on that bike and the triple really helped me finish (albeit in 21 hours, but I was only 15 years old at the time...).
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