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Old 03-15-19, 12:42 PM
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+10 Lambertís TA clone had a straight no taper spindle. A Lambert crank either has to go to someone with a Lambert/Viscount or parted out for the chainrings. Untapered spindle was a bad idea. Some Lambertís used a pressed in BB also unique.
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Saw these dirty, crusty looking wheels on CL in a town 4 hours away (I knew what was under the gunk). Fortunately I have a friend who lives there. A couple text messages and a day later he picked them up. They got delivered the other day, and I spent a little time clenaing them up. Araya Aero 4 Super Hard Anodized tubular rims, built by Performance, double butted "aero" spokes (flattish in the center), on Dura Ace hubs. They are barely, barely used, hubs are beautiful. Front shows no brake marks, rear has a small line on each side. Price was less than what I've seen just the skewers sell for. Looking forward to running these on my Trek.

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Originally Posted by JohnDThompson View Post
TA cranks work fine on other spindles. But Lambert/Viscount cranks and spindles can be a hot mess. Are you certain your crank is TA and not Lambert/Viscount? Some Lambert/Viscount spindles were untapered, which made them incompatible with tapered spindles (and prone to spontaneous loosening). Some Lambert/Viscount spindles used unusual bolt thread, e.g. either 5/16"x 26tpi or 5/16" x 22tpi rather than the 8mm x 1mm everyone else used. And some Lambert crank arms used non-standard 7/8" x 24tpi extractor thread rather than standard 22mm x 1mm or TA 23mm x 1mm thread.


So, long story short, be certain of what you have before you start.
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+10 Lambertís TA clone had a straight no taper spindle. A Lambert crank either has to go to someone with a Lambert/Viscount or parted out for the chainrings. Untapered spindle was a bad idea. Some Lambertís used a pressed in BB also unique.

The crankset wore a Specialties TA decal on the non drive side arm while it was missing the drive side decal. The triple chainset was marked with TA branding. And it took a 23 mm J.A. stein extractor to remove both arms. The bottom bracket was cup and cone with loose balls. And the spindle appears Japanese maybe? Just a hunch. Itís stamped, ďD-5SP.Ē By my eye, and caliper readings, itís definitely a tapered spindle. However, Lambert branded fixing bolts secured the arms to the spindle. Iím a dunce at measuring threads so couldnít tell ya what I have here.

So yea, a legitimate TA crankset, and the only reason I bought the bike.

I always appreciate the vast knowledge running through BF. And what you guys shared, I did not know other than Lamberts and Viscounts could have press fit bottom brackets. But the extra details and information just given, is not only interesting, but confirms for me once again that the world of C&V bikes is a black hole of oddities!
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Old 03-16-19, 05:25 AM
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Originally Posted by deux jambes View Post
The bottom bracket was cup and cone with loose balls. And the spindle appears Japanese maybe? Just a hunch. Itís stamped, ďD-5SP.Ē By my eye, and caliper readings, itís definitely a tapered spindle. However, Lambert branded fixing bolts secured the arms to the spindle. Iím a dunce at measuring threads so couldnít tell ya what I have here.

So yea, a legitimate TA crankset, and the only reason I bought the bike.

I always appreciate the vast knowledge running through BF. And what you guys shared, I did not know other than Lamberts and Viscounts could have press fit bottom brackets. But the extra details and information just given, is not only interesting, but confirms for me once again that the world of C&V bikes is a black hole of oddities!
Well, Lambert/Viscount is among the oddest of the odd. AFAIK, all the lugless Lambert/Viscount frames came with press-fit cartridge bottom brackets. If the bottom bracket on yours is Italian thread, chances are it was an aftermarket modification. Reaming and tapping the lugless frames to use an Italian thread bottom bracket was a relatively common fix when the original cartridge bearings failed.
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Schwinn Tempo from the trash

I went to my LBS to get a bike box to ship a frame I sold. I chatted with the owner for a few minutes, than went out to the dumpster to get a box. In a pile of dirty snow and trash, next to the dumpster was a 1987 Schwinn Temp with Shimano 105. Whats this? I went back to the shop just to confirm it was being thrown out....shop owner said..."go ahead and take it". So its a 1987 Temp....in MY SIZE. Crazy times indeed.







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Old 03-16-19, 05:07 PM
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I went to my LBS to get a bike box to ship a frame I sold. I chatted with the owner for a few minutes, than went out to the dumpster to get a box. In a pile of dirty snow and trash, next to the dumpster was a 1987 Schwinn Temp with Shimano 105. Whats this? I went back to the shop just to confirm it was being thrown out....shop owner said..."go ahead and take it". So its a 1987 Temp....in MY SIZE. Crazy times indeed.







That is insane! I hope you gave all the LBS employees a strong finger waving, followed with the suggestion that they continue to throw their old bikes out at your place.
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Old 03-16-19, 08:06 PM
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I’m glad there are pics or else I would have a hard time believing this^^^

Great snag that Tempo! Another Schwinn is saved!
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Old 03-16-19, 08:18 PM
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Iím glad there are pics or else I would have a hard time believing this^^^

Great snag that Tempo! Another Schwinn is saved!
I always take pics of new acquisitions. Here is the 'as found' pic.
Thrown to the wayside in a pile of dirty brown snow mixed with trash, you will see the road again dear Tempo.


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^^ Wow. Just.. wow.
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Old 03-16-19, 08:28 PM
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I always take pics of new acquisitions. Here is the 'as found' pic.
Thrown to the wayside in a pile of dirty brown snow mixed with trash, you will see the road again dear Tempo.


Amazing what people just give up on. Glad you saved it and made it live another life!
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Old 03-17-19, 07:47 AM
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That 105 group is a good solid performer when coupled with a fine steeled machine. You have both!

Just unbelievable how some people cannot see the worth in such things!
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Old 03-17-19, 10:52 AM
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^^^^^^ +1, esp. an LBS, when they could have called a local bike kitchen / co-op, or even a charity thrift, to come pick it up.
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Another cheap find... not the best quality, but $25 can't lie!

1974 Raleigh Record Ltd.

Lots of rusty and grimy parts to clean, but should be a quick fix!
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Here's my saved from the dump special. I've invested about $80 into it (mostly on the tires). Serves as my commuter/beater/loaner bike. It's funny how simply a 1x conversion can make something look cool! I'm tossing the "fork" in the trash soon and replacing with a steel rigid fork.

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Old 03-21-19, 08:48 AM
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My local co-op has a pile of frames and parts that I think will just be scrapped. Some good stuff in there. I'm going to ask if I can salvage any of it...but not really sure what I would do with it!
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Here's my saved from the dump special. I've invested about $80 into it (mostly on the tires). Serves as my commuter/beater/loaner bike. It's funny how simply a 1x conversion can make something look cool! I'm tossing the "fork" in the trash soon and replacing with a steel rigid fork.

i am building up a 830 for a beater also. Single up front as well. Should not be too hard to come across a suspension corrected front fork if you are ditching the SHX front.

Looks like a great machine there! Those tires are fantastic ones. I use them also on my nice Trek 930.
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^^^^^^ It came originally with a rigid fork, no?

Must be something going around; I was just looking at my '87 830, thinking I should make it my next daily driver. Wasn't quite a "save from the dump", though; this one cost me a whole $25 at the last thrift sale.
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I think they probably came with a rigid fork, might have been spec'd with the SR fork mine has as well... It's got a lot of play in the stanchions, is heavy and looks like crap. I can't wait to get rigid!
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Actually, reviewing the vintage-trek site, they did ship a forest green SHX version in '94. Gotta wonder if it's actually different geometry, though.
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My local co-op has a pile of frames and parts that I think will just be scrapped. Some good stuff in there. I'm going to ask if I can salvage any of it...but not really sure what I would do with it!
That would depend if you have a space to store it until you are able to pass it on. Otherwise you will have to watch as it goes to the dump. That's sad, but it happens every day.
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i am building up a 830 for a beater also. Single up front as well. Should not be too hard to come across a suspension corrected front fork if you are ditching the SHX front.

Looks like a great machine there! Those tires are fantastic ones. I use them also on my nice Trek 930.


Any more info on the suspension corrected 26" 1" threaded forks or where to find one? I went to the local used bike store and couldn't find any that would work for my bike... can't find much online but don't know if I'm looking in the right places...

Edit: would something like this work? https://www.ebay.com/itm/THREADED-1-BICYCLE-CroMo-FORK-FOR-26-TIRES/192497212886?_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20131003132420%26meid%3D9e7841 2af77447cf8c9bf28eb085e3ca%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D12%26sd%3D283414215527%26itm%3D1924972128 86&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851

Or this?

https://www.amazon.com/Sunlite-Threa...gateway&sr=8-3

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I'm always amazed by what some people can find in a dumpster. I've never been so lucky.
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Originally Posted by ShogunMSB View Post
Any more info on the suspension corrected 26" 1" threaded forks or where to find one? I went to the local used bike store and couldn't find any that would work for my bike... can't find much online but don't know if I'm looking in the right places...

Edit: would something like this work? https://www.ebay.com/itm/THREADED-1-....c100005.m1851

Or this?

https://www.amazon.com/Sunlite-Threa...gateway&sr=8-3
Your best bet is a co-op or a long time Trek store. They are out there!
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Todays trash pick, sad shape with a stuck seatpost. If I can get it out Iíll build an upright. If not Iíll strip the good parts.




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Nice find! Good luck with that post - a little patience (and lubrication and muscle) and that frame could be the start of a nice build or restoration.
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