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Old 07-14-13, 07:04 PM
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Is this a death fork?

I got this fork with a frame I bought-it wasn't the original fork, so it was relegated to the parts bin. It's aluminum, and damn light. Is it a death fork? I'm not sure...



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Old 07-14-13, 07:17 PM
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It doesn't look quite right for that...here is a link at classic rendezvous....
https://www.classicrendezvous.com/Bri...bert_fork.html
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Old 07-14-13, 07:22 PM
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To paraphrase Lloyd Bentsen, I have a Death Fork, and your fork sir, is no Death Fork.
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Old 07-14-13, 07:23 PM
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No one would call a Death Fork light, either.

Here is one.

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Old 07-14-13, 08:17 PM
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Uh...noob question. What's a 'death fork'?
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Old 07-14-13, 08:24 PM
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Aluminum fork original equipment on British Lamberts and Viscounts I think. The bikes were recalled at one point for a fork replacement.
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Yes, they were the solid cast aluminum fork on Lambert and Viscount bikes from the 70s. I rode one for sever years with no trouble and I am not a light weight even then.
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Originally Posted by Gingi View Post
Uh...noob question. What's a 'death fork'?
https://viscount-lambert-bikes.blogsp...unt-death.html
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Old 07-14-13, 08:44 PM
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Thanks, all.
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Old 07-14-13, 09:46 PM
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It might be a "death fork" but it's certainly not a Lambert/Viscount fork.
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Old 07-14-13, 10:51 PM
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looks a lot like a Vitus 979 Dural (all aluminum) fork, but might be another model or from another manufacturer that closely copied the Vitus/Bador design.

So, not a "death fork" but maybe a "serious illness" fork.
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Old 07-14-13, 11:29 PM
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That's a Vitus 979 aluminum fork...
Thousands of them made throught the 80's and still working perfectly out there........So everyone move on,......"there's nothing to see here"........
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My friend has a fork like that on an early carbon giant. I'm not sure if his is made by Vitus or not.
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