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    So what FD do I have here?

    Picked this up in a bin today. Nothing on VeloBase, nothing on Google or Google Images.

    Anyone know?






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    Just a hunch, but I'm thinking it's a "lambert".

    apparently, they made a lot of their own in-house components, although it wouldn't surprise me if they had other manufacturers make 'em and panto the "lambert" name on 'em.

    hth
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    http://www.bikeforums.net/archive/in...p/t-43003.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by surreal View Post
    Just a hunch, but I'm thinking it's a "lambert".

    apparently, they made a lot of their own in-house components, although it wouldn't surprise me if they had other manufacturers make 'em and panto the "lambert" name on 'em.
    +1. Looks identical to an older, better quality Simplex. Pretty cool, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by surreal View Post
    Just a hunch, but I'm thinking it's a "lambert".

    apparently, they made a lot of their own in-house components, although it wouldn't surprise me if they had other manufacturers make 'em and panto the "lambert" name on 'em.

    hth
    -rob

    http://www.bikeforums.net/archive/in...p/t-43003.html
    Ok, ok, yeah, I guess it was a Lambert! But I found several examples that looked very much the same except for the branding. Wondered if someone might know the origin.

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    Well here be one:



    http://www.classicrendezvous.com/Bri...bert_bikes.htm

    Looks like the danged thing's about 40 years old and apparently.
    "The Lambert components were all pretty special. The company really went way out on a limb, rather than buying all the various pieces from the normal sub-suppliers, they made or had made for them, parts of their own design and markings.

    No bicycle manufacturer had made grand attempt in the post war cycling scene except possibly the huge Raleigh Company, and in that case not with the sporting emphasis as in Lambert's case. These special parts included sealed hubs, sealed bottom bracket (although the first batches had conventional cup & cone bearings), crank sets, front and rear derailleur , brakes and brake levers, handlebar and stem, seat posts, sealed bearing pedals and a special cast aluminum front fork (more on that later.......!) The headsets, rims, chain and tires were the only off-the-shelf items!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by khatfull View Post
    Picked this up in a bin today. Nothing on VeloBase, nothing on Google or Google Images.

    Anyone know?
    Sounds right bout time we fixed that.

    ... I think I've been watching too much Top Gear back episodes lately, my language, it's getting a tad English-ish.
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