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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 6:49 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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Here is my latest addition to the GM bike home, I spied this puppy on Ebay and got for a measly sum. Many thnanks for Makster who picked it up in Poole and delivered to me in person in 18hrs 8)

I remember Falcon mountain bikes BITD but after a bit of searching online and on Retrobike after seeing this one on ebay I now realise there arn't any on Retrobike and little information about them.

I have fitted some amberwall tyres as it has some new black walls on . It's quite a high spec'd machine and a few quids worth back when it was new , I would guess at 1987 ? But will try as date the mechs to see if I can work out some nitty gritty on this beasty,

Here it is with reflectors n'all , I haven't had time to clean it yet but looks pretty good already ;) I can't wait to get out on it

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 8:35 pm 
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Location: mostly in my backgarden building my shed
pure quality that is, lovin the riser bars and ovaltech this really was top of the range and it's pristine....
swap the saddle and the grips out for old school yellow plasi bmx ones and it'll look lush
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/OLD-SCHOOL-BM ... 5af65813bf
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/A-ME-BMX-ROUN ... 1e8140116b
if you do decide to split it I'm interested in the reflectors


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 8:40 pm 
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Why can't all old bikes be that condition :shock: Original dealer sticker for extra Concours points :wink:

"Light Action" groupset from 86/87. Falcon brand sat below Claud Butler in their pecking order but still probably a good £300+ BITD


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 8:47 pm 
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Damn clean that.....looks very nice


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:15 pm 
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Amazing. You bagged a minter!


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:25 pm 
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Nice that, similar kit to a ridgeback i had a while ago


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:55 pm 
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Awesome, I remember them well, there is a cycling fanatic locally that still rides his.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 11:38 pm 
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That looks great GM. Let us know how it rides.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 12:10 am 
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Wish I bid a bit more now. Then again I was only going to use it to stick a child seat on, its probably too nice for that. Enjoy!


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 9:24 pm 
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Had a quick half an hour tweakage time tonight and have it ready for a ride this weekend all going well , The original fluted seat post is very short and luckily in my box o crap I had a 26.4 seat post in silver with some length and borrowed a Turbo saddle from my other bike. I cant believe how much this bike has not been used :shock: , I gave the chain a wipe with a rag and its silver and shiny (i do like a nice silver shiny chain) I will get some pics when its light out and will get some pics of it on trails and hope to get the gopro hooked up also ;)

Oh an this made me chuckle, classic saddle make :lol:

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