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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:41 pm 
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I acquired this for free and am wondering if it's worth restoring? Not much info on it either, but I was told it could be a E.M replica by my bike shop friend.

Anyway. Is it worth restoring to originality?

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:32 pm 
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No it's a cheap supermarket job. Would be worth £100'ish max in great condition. I'd single speed or convert to fixed in the style of the original if I was to do anything at all.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:11 pm 
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Cheers Tel, thought it was too good to be true :wink: Not bad for free though.

I'll get it single speed'd and keep it as a commuter.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:42 pm 
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Falcon built Eddy Mercx bikes back in the 70's at their South Humberside site and a Google search will show what they look like.

Eddy Mercx also sold his name to other countries.....

Don't recognise that though ..


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:49 pm 
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Clearances you could chuck a wellie through...


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:27 am 
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Cheers everybody for the feedback.

Also, will 700c wheels fit, and will the brakeset need changing if 700c do fit?

Thanks.


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If they're not 700c already then you will never get a brake with a long enough drop to fit 'em!


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Damn :? They're 27" at the moment.

Do you know how I can put a single cog on the rear wheel, to make it single speed? (not fixed)
I'm getting a new wheelset from bike shop but will go 27" now, but all 27" wheels are freewheel - are there any single speed kits or something I can use?

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Would the below cog work? And would I need anything else to put on it to make it stay? Or spacers?

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=7805


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Yes thats all you need; a single speed freewheel. I'm sure that one is great quality but I'd be looking for one a third of that price!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_trksi ... l&_sacat=0


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 4:32 pm 
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Thanks again for the info Tel, and I agree, the price is quite high.

I'll get one off the bay and will go from there.

Alex.


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