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PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2008 8:04 am 
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80s Falcon cheapie that I've tarted up to resemble (vaguely) a 60s Falcon San Remo.

It's fixed because I'm a fashion victim (victim is the word, on ride two it spat me off, breaking my arm in the process).

Original parts -
Gaspipe frame and forks
Headset
Seat post
Weinemann pull-and-pray brakes
No-name stem

New parts -
Wheels (Salsa Delgado cross rims on Joytech hubs)
Continental tyres
Campag Veloce crankset (39t)
Campag Centaur BB
Dura-Ace chain and sprocket
Suntour SR brake levers
Morrison handlebars
Brooks B17 saddle
Brooks handlebar tape
Home made downtube decals
Head badge from Ebay
A couple of cans of blue and white spray paint - hence the dodgy finish

Frankly, the finish doesn't bear close inspection, but overall I'm pleased with the result.

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And this is what it looked like when I bought it ...

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2008 9:44 pm 
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
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Location: kent
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 12:58 pm 
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Location: Manchester
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'A couple of cans of blue and white spray paint '


That's neat, where did you buy that, then? :lol:

Sweet looking bike. same as my first ever Falcon in the 70's

J


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 1:18 pm 
Moderator /Lincs, E & S Yorks Deputy AEC
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Location: RetroModding™ since 1988
*Jumps on the Falcon bandwagon*

So I could get this
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To look as nice as yours, woohoo, I feel a little project coming on :D


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 9:58 pm 
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Location: bangor.n.i.
Love that colour and the decals are fab " not like the lolly "


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 11:49 am 
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Location: New Forest, UK
Sorry about the arm, very pretty bike!
Nice job


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 9:15 pm 
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Location: poole dorset
thats sweet, i must do mine one day its at the back of my shed still :?


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