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 Post subject: Banana Falcon 501
PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 3:02 pm 
Old School Hero

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Location: Roscrea
I bought this bike this morning. It is a reynolds 501 tubed banana falcon. I had the bottom of the range team replica 22 years ago, so this would of been a similar vintage. It pretty nice. I am just going to clean it up and replace the decals. The second bottle cage bosses caught my eye in the advert. My original bike didn't have have these. I have some old Dura Ace 7400 parts, I think they would look good on it.


Pat


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 Post subject: Re: Banana Falcon 501
PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 3:06 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Banana Falcon 501
PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 3:07 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Banana Falcon 501
PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 3:08 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Banana Falcon 501
PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 3:09 pm 
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Tour of Britain decal on the top tube


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 Post subject: Re: Banana Falcon 501
PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 3:11 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Banana Falcon 501
PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 3:12 pm 
Old School Hero

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 Post subject: Re: Banana Falcon 501
PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 11:23 pm 
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Pat, just wondered how you were getting on with this?


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 Post subject: Re: Banana Falcon 501
PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:08 am 
Old School Hero

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I took off all the decals over the weekend and washed it down. The seatpost bolt is well rusted. I tried some WD 40. I want to try to save the bolt. It might be hard to get a replacement bolt. I like the exage groupset, the crank is a nice design. I will post an updated photo of the cleaned up frame later this week, the replacement decals are on order. I just did a quick ebay search for the yellow to white fade bar tape and got nothing. That will be a challange. Do you know is there any modern equivalent to it? I want to get a black ITM stem and handlebars for it. The ones on it are too narrow.

Pat


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 Post subject: Re: Banana Falcon 501
PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 10:17 am 
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decals arrived


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