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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 2:16 pm 
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Hey all,
I just got this bike this morning, and I realise it's not the best in the world, however I quite like it and will make it my main 'rider'.
I am still interested in its history however... So, any info on falcon, or the bits on the bike would be appreciated :)
The frame number is: E607879
The frame is Reynolds double butted CR-MO, and has quite a few shimano Exage parts (hubs, derailleur, shifters(?))
Anyways, here are some photos
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These stronglight cranks seem ok, but the rings are horrible stamped out steel :(
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Is this better than or worse than a Shimano 600 (old decorative one)
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The decals all look fairly modern
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These shifters are nice since they can switch between friction and 7spd indexed
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The brakes are meh.. no idea what they are
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'Pro Star' Levers and hoods, probobly cheap but hoods ok condition
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'HSIN LUNG' Drop bars, ???
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Sakae stem, not damaged
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Kalin modern type seatpost
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Rigida Rims, look like nice alloy rims, shame about the spokes
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Made in England.. can't be too bad :D
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Someone was clearly bothered about being seen... I will probs sell these so if anyone wants them, contact me..

So, sorry about all the photos, i was snap happy :)

So please a date and any info.. and if anyone wants any parts, just ask as I will be swapping some stuff

Luke


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:23 pm 
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I like that a lot. Early nineties date maybe? I can never tell with Falcons...


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 11:50 pm 
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The shimano exage 300ex rear derailleur is 1990-1999, so i'd say you are right.
Also, based on the reynolds tubing sticker, the logo has a strike through it which indicates 1989-1994.
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So, 90-94 I'd say, still, the stronglight crankset is very odd, and the niceish looking bars turn out to be steel with a alu shim... :(

Luke


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