Hi everyone, have just stumbled into the world of retro cycling, inspired by my parents moving house and stopping my Dad throwing out two old bikes/frames.
One is complete, I would love to investigate further, its supposedly a Condor frame, and was rescued from a skip at my Dads work, when they knocked the bike shed down, it had no wheels and was in poor condition, He rebuilt it with the then period parts ( late 70's early eighties), and will be rideable when the tyres have been replaced.
The other is an old old Falcon, this is really just a frame , seems light to me, 531 sticker on it, ernie clements foil transfer on the seat post and metal head badge, from what I can find out, I suspect it is an Olympic model as it was only ever a 5 speed , my dad bought it second hand, he thinks in the 60's,and was his everyday ride for 10-12 years maybe, until the mid to late seventies, all a bit vague but I was only a kid at the time, and all I wanted was a Raleigh Grifter !!!!
I intend to hopefully identify the Condor, and get it into use, I'll list the full specs when time allows, and with the Falcon, to be honest there is so little to start with It may become a bit of a hybrid, with hopefully a mix of old and new parts.
Watch this space !!!