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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 3:48 pm 
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Hi all,
I found a banana falcon in my Granddads garage and have decided to return it to its former glory.
I was looking around the internet for abit of inspiration when I came across this photo.
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I really like the time trial look of this bike and was wondering does anyone know what these type of handlebars are called and if you know of anywhere I can get them from? I don't really know enough about road bikes.
Cheers :)


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 3:54 pm 
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Hi, welcome :) some Falcon Bananas on here, as you can see they were not Falcon's finest so don't splash too much cash.

Shaun


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 4:28 pm 
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Hi Shaun thanks for the fast reply :)
the bike doesn't need too much work just touching up a little. Its the handlebars and wheels that need the most attention


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 4:50 pm 
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The set up of that bike looks awful/uncomfortable. I'd go with a traditional road set up.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 1:27 pm 
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The bars are Cinelli LA84...alternatively flip some drop bars and saw off the hooks.
Run the levers the other way round though - open brake tips like that are just asking to catch on something when you least expect it. :shock:


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 2:07 pm 
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That's the Raleigh-est looking Falcon 'nana I think I've ever seen. :lol:


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