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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 6:48 pm 
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Hello all, I've browsed this forum for a bit now and thought it was a good time for a first post. A couple of years ago I acquired this Halfords Sport, and I'm still trying to find out who built the frame. I'm assuming it wasn't Halfords.
So far Falcon came up as the closest match, but I'm still loking for confirmation. Do any of you recognise this bike?

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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 7:47 pm 
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The seat cluster wrap-over is characteristic Carlton/Raleigh/BSA/Sun. Built in vast quantities in the 70's. Not saying it deffo is one of these but it looks possible.


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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 7:51 pm 
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Maybe there's or there was another Halfords bike shop who sold their own branded bikes.


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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 10:10 pm 
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Thanks for your replies. Yes, I'm pretty sure it's British.
Here are some more pics. Crankset is SR Apex, derailers are Shimano 600/60, brakes are Weinmann. Parts are all date-coded 1976, so the bike was probably built then. Anyone familiar with Halfords' offerings in the 70's?

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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 6:04 pm 
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It certainly looks right for the company logo around the mid 70s


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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 10:18 pm 
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hamster wrote:
It certainly looks right for the company logo around the mid 70s


Yes, I remember this house style. It was before the Dutch branch went its own way, after a management buy-out.


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