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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 1:39 am 
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Just thought I'd better pop this in here, it's nothing special, but rides quite well and has some lovely 600 Arabesque on it

I know nothing about the bike at all, so if anyone has any info it would be gratefully received

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:31 am 
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If you still want info on this I can give it a shot :D

The frame design seems to be very similar to 2 of my soon to start projects which from the 70's. Falcon's back them days were handbuilt in Brigg, along with some claudbutlers. Like alot of bikes back then its a 10-speed and will have originally been built up as a road racer with drop bars. They often used Weinmann brakes and Rigida rims. Not the most expensive or desirable bikes to most people but some (me) still regard them to be british engineering at it's best. One of mine for comparison:

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:41 pm 
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Andy, your bike will be pre 1981. I was in charge of frame design and production at Falcon in Brigg during 1981 and I remember we decided to braze on top tube cable guides on all frames. The dealers loved the Shimano 600.
Not top notch bikes but actually all hand built and value for money. Some of the builders, both male and female, would hand braze more frames in a week than a custom builder would in several years, consequently they had very high skill levels and I had no qualms about them building 753 frames for the Falcon pro team. When I was there there was a team of around 12 producing 400 frames a week.


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