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    Senior Member squirtdad's Avatar
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    is this a death fork bike? Lambert with aluminum forks

    Saw this from a prolific craigslist poster....and wondered if this was a 'death fork" bike?

    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/bik/1866522356.html
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    aren't all the aluminum forked lamberts death forks? I'm pretty sure the fix was a steel fork

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    Lanterne Rouge cb400bill's Avatar
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    Yup. "Death Fork" is present.

    Laterally stiff yet vertically compliant.

    Viscount Aerospace Pro Trek 770 Cannondale Synapse

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    I was gonna say that with the death fork, it might be collectible, but all of the other Lambert-brand s**t has been replaced with functional components, so scratch that.

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    The replacement steel fork looks a lot like the "death" version from what I've seen. It's probably a death deal, but hard to tell with c$^pp# cell phone pics.
    Then there's the question of which aluminum fork is at issue - some were deadlier than others. Which now takes us into arcane realms of Lambert/Viscount esoterica ...

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    Lanterne Rouge cb400bill's Avatar
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    Here is an article about all three versions of the "Death Fork".

    Laterally stiff yet vertically compliant.

    Viscount Aerospace Pro Trek 770 Cannondale Synapse

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    Yup! I'd grab it.Nice riding bike and becoming collectable and price will go up.I have 2 and they are nice bikes
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    I can guarantee that whoever rides that bike will eventually die!

    Neal

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    Quote Originally Posted by vincev View Post
    Yup! I'd grab it.Nice riding bike and becoming collectable and price will go up.I have 2 and they are nice bikes
    But most all of the cool Lambert parts are gone.

    Quote Originally Posted by nlerner View Post
    I can guarantee that whoever rides that bike will eventually die!

    Neal
    There's no getting around it.

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    At least them old bikes don't blow up Reeel Goooood like them CF frames do t'day!

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