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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:02 pm 
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Hi,

Would anyone up here have an idea where I could find help dating my old falcon bike. I intherited it from my Dad when i was about 10, then when I was about 16t, I got another one and I am digging it out now to maybe restore.

Here are some image links to it:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/NGkLuWB4Xks8MF888
https://photos.app.goo.gl/39vrpYbfARtZYhkh6
https://photos.app.goo.gl/bWnwrXnqMDeUjrR57

Many thanks
Nik


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:21 pm 
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Looks like mid to late 70s to me. Not one of the higher end models -- mudguard eyes, pump pegs and no hanger for the rear mech. If the components are original (looks like the Shimano gears might be), then they may have date stamps (cryptic, but there are guides online) that would help. Does mid-late 70s tally with when you got it?
Nick


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:25 pm 
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I spy a Reynolds decal

possibly a 'Super Route' given the decal and the period Shimano rear mech?


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:32 pm 
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Thank you, Big Cheese!


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:38 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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Look up 'Falcon model 92' as it was also listed as a San Remo

Unfortunately there is also a modern one that has obliterated the search function


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:39 pm 
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I think more likely to be an Olympic 78, given the pressed rear dropouts without mech hanger. See attached from 1975 -- pretty much fits the bill with most of the kit on it being original. Not sure about the wheels -- looks like at least one has been replaced.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:42 pm 
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Would be good to drop the stem a bit before riding -- looks like that is above the max line for an SR, and could therefore fail.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:44 pm 
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Lugs and fork crown match the Olympic 78, but not the Super Route.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:45 pm 
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Pump peg!

Carry on.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:52 pm 
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I'm surprised by the stick-on head tube badge, rather than a metal one. Not come across that before on a 70s Falcon. And I thought they never brazed anything on Falcons then, so why the pump peg??


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