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Old 09-21-08, 05:35 PM   #1
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Why doesn't someone revive the Lambert?

Remember how Lambert bicycles began because of the aerospace layoff's in the 1970s? The engineers and machinists invented an outlet for their skills rather than hit the welfare lines. You'd think that, with all the layoffs and cutbacks going on today, somebody would try this again. Just think of the innovation and craftsmanship such a bike would possess if a group of Americans put their ingenuity and passion into it. A home-grown quality bicycle manufacturer - I'd buy one! Would anybody else?
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Old 09-21-08, 05:50 PM   #2
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I believe this has already been going on in all aspects of manufacturing since the early 90's. It's one of the reasons carbon fiber is what it is today for motorcycles, autos, and bicycles.

Bring back the Lambert name, why bother? I think they were pretty much a joke at the time, at least to those who like to race their bikes. Good marketing though.
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Bring back the Lambert name, why bother? I think they were pretty much a joke at the time, at least to those who like to race their bikes. Good marketing though.
I don't know if the OP meant bring back the name or not, but it certainly isn't a good idea to do that. Lambert did something that is fairly common: they approached bike design like everyone that had built bikes before them were a bunch of rubes that didn't know what the were doing. Well, they were wrong, and they were the ones that didn't know what they were doing. Sometimes, it's the little things that make all the difference.
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Yeah, the tubing was a bit flimsy, and those press-fit BB bearings were a pain. But what an attempt at staying employed. You gotta love the effort!
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Apparently there is an effort to bring back press fit bb. I worked on a couple Lamberts back in the day. They weren't bad as I recall. Nothing special. Did they have the death fork?
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