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 Post subject: Pair of Falcons!
PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:33 pm 
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I picked up a couple of bikes from Freecycle. They were both hand built at the same shop 'Biking Cycles' in Prestwich not sure when exactly mid 80's at a guess. The gents is branded Falcon Voyager was a town bike, now modified and the ladies unbranded apart from the shop decal.

Is it really worth me spending any money on these bikes other than a couple of rattle cans?

After a little digging on the web it turns out that the components are average. The frame and forks I know little about, due to the lack of information available. It's Falcon 770 high tensile steel.

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 Post subject: Re: Pair of Falcons!
PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 6:58 am 
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Both low end budget bikes. Tidy and use/ sell.


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 Post subject: Re: Pair of Falcons!
PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:47 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Pair of Falcons!
PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 11:01 am 
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The paint is flaking off the bottom bracket. I have treated the whole frame with a rag soaked in cure rust and the bikes are being kept indoors. When it's damp out at least.


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 Post subject: Re: Pair of Falcons!
PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 11:12 am 
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The Ladies is in much better condition as far as the frame is concerned. Most of the equipment is alloy so not much cleaning up to do there.
My better half will only ride it if it's painted pink though. :facepalm:

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