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Vintage Components - Lambert brake levers

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The Lambert bikes of the early 1970s (they began making bikes around 1972) were an impressive attempt to make a low-cost lightweight bike. The thin-wall straight-guage chromoly tubes were usually fillet-brazed, though the first production, made in the old Viking factory, was lugged.

The company was purchased by "Trusty" in about 1976 and the bikes were re-branded "Viscount". The claimed weight for bikes sold with sew-ups was a mere 19 pounds. We don't know if that weight is accurate, but our memory is that Lambert & Viscount bikes were very light, especially since they sold for about $135.00 in the early 1970s.

The bike had a major problem, the aluminum fork with a steel steerer was prone to failure. The forks were all recalled by the company's final owner, Yamaha. Tange steel forks were offered to all owners of both Lambert & Viscount bikes.


Lambert brake levers. Used, $25.00

  • We guess these were made by GB for Lambert, but cannot be sure about this.
  • They have seen hard use, as the photos show.

Lambert brake levers

There can't be too many of these left on the planet.

Lambert brake levers

The other side

Lambert brake levers

And the pair.