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 Post subject: Falcon Corsa
PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:48 pm 
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Hello everyone!

Here's my retro Falcon. I bought it from a market in Glasgow to restore and use for getting about.

I'm no expert on bikes so does anyone know if this is 80's or 90's? I can't find anything about it online. The frame is Reynolds 500 with 12 speed Shimano SIS gears which work beautifully :) I replaced the wheels and brake levers to Shimano. This is the only image I have but I'll put more on when it's clean and the weather is nice.

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 Post subject: Re: Falcon Corsa
PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:52 pm 
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Oh and the pic was taken on an old blackberry :?

Can anyone tell me where I can get some original looking handlebar tape to match the neon green? I really don't want to buy brooks. I've searched everywhere.


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 Post subject: Re: Falcon Corsa
PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:13 am 
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Location: Edinburgh
Something like this?


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Lizard-Sk ... 27cc46b4b3


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 Post subject: Re: Falcon Corsa
PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:41 am 
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Yeah I've looked at lizard skin, it doesn't look very traditional.

Have you used it?


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 Post subject: Re: Falcon Corsa
PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:14 pm 
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No, and it will not be easy to find traditional neon green as it's not too retro if you know what I mean, I normally use classic Benotto, Shiny Tape or the more modern Deda..


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 Post subject: Re: Falcon Corsa
PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:17 pm 
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Nice one. I found some fluo green Deda stuff on eBay I hadn't seen before.

Cheers


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 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2014 4:20 pm 
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I have one of these Falcon bikes too. Sadly not quite in such good nick as yours.

Can I ask if you were successful in replacing the handlebar tape? MIne has black tape at the minute and I think the Green looks much better.


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PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2014 5:32 pm 
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Location: hull,east yorkshire
I traded my Peugeot road bike in for one of these in 1992 absolutely loved my falcon corsa,the original owner sold it to the lbs as he didn't use it,when I got the bike it had the sigma computer mountings but no head unit,but I got in touch with the previous owner who had the head unit,so I cycled round to his house and collected it,beautiful bike it was my pride and joy,can't remember what happened to it tho.

Marc
2011 cube aerial
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