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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 5:34 pm 
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Hi there ive just bought this 70's Falcon Olympic designed by Ernie Clements

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:36 pm 
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..........a true Falcon with absolutely nothing brazed on, not even the little cable stop for the rear mech :) cracking condition, not sure the chrome seat tube decal is original though.

Nice find.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 3:55 pm 
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Ticks all the boxes for me. Great buy.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 4:32 pm 
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Any idea on the age of the frame the Serial number is W40332

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 4:53 pm 
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Falcon frame numbers were a mystery to me, looks like late 60's early 70's. The brakes look original and should be stamped with a date...

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:51 pm 
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Midlife wrote:
Falcon frame numbers were a mystery to me, looks like late 60's early 70's. The brakes look original and should be stamped with a date...

Shaun


Shaun,

Where on the brakes will the date be stamped?

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:15 pm 
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Where on the brakes will the date be stamped?


Usually on the backs of the caliper arms. You often have to take the brakes off the bike and then if you manually squidge the caliper together, there's a circular mark on the casting which will tell you the date.

Lovely bike by the way, beautiful colour and just right in terms of spec and conditoin.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:38 pm 
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Great condition, what a super find. What intrigues me about these Falcons is the full wrap-over seat cluster which is very like the Raleigh/Carlton/BSA version. I've said before about the 'cross fertilisation' between Ernie Clements and Gerald O'Donovan (they both built for each other in busy periods - and I had this confirmed last week by someone definitely in the know) so is this an example of a common design feature betweeen the two?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:56 pm 
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Hi gents ive decided to put this falcon up for auction to fund a new project!! :D

Any offers considered

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/141003236119? ... 1555.l2649

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 Post subject: Re: Falcon
PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 11:41 am 
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It is a beautiful bike. Would you possibly consider selling?


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