I assume the headtube badge is pre the Olympic rings era - so does that make it before 1960 or so?
Either that or post the Olympic rings era - but then it wouldn't be made in Birmingham.
No idea on the lugs though.
Hi, I am very keen to get hold of a downtube Campagnolo #626/A cable guide in good condition. Needed for a front mech without a cable stop.
Would consider a Huret version also, but the Campag is visually a bit nicer.
What have you got? Thanks
The good thing about a singlespeed is that chainsuck doesn't happen (unless something goes very very wrong). I am a little sceptical over chainline accuracy - if the chainstay (chain) length is circa 400mm, and you shifted the chainring over by 1-2mm so there is a slight misalignment between...
Using an external bottom bracket spacer (approx 2mm) on the drive side between frame and BB cup has sorted it - it moved the chainset outboard by 2mm and gives 3mm clearance. The non drive side still had enough spare thread for the lockring, so all is good. Torqueless - this should also work...
That could work couldn't it - move the whole BB over 1 mm or so. I have plenty of external BB spacers so will try it. I hate taking the cups out of the frame though - chipped the new paint when the tool slipped earlier today!
Building up my 1963 Falcon San Remo, and have converted it from cotter pin single chainring cranks to square taper Campagnolo double ring cranks. A 116mm bottom bracket spindle gives a 1mm gap between 42T inner chainring and chainstay - is this too small? I know there will be some flexing when...
I'm really hoping my 22" Falcon frame I have just finished painting fits me at 5'7". All my other bikes are <21".
So hopefully you are right - I'll measure Top tube to see how it compares to my more modern bikes
I'm restoring a 1963 Falcon - I want it to be "as new" or better, so am looking to get some small parts rechromed (seatpost bolt, brake cable hanger, some other special bolts). Probably 4-5 small parts.
I've been searching ebay and some of the vintage parts sellers but can't find good...
It's worth what people are prepared to pay, but it is a 1970-80 low-mid range ladies bike - which appears to be in good condition. EBay has a multitude of similar bikes from various manufacturers which are advertised for anywhere between £20 and £300 (or there are the optimists who list...
Thanks for that - I have already reamed the seat tube as it was out of round, and the old (scored) post now actually fits the frame.
The reamer is an adjustable one so I can open the tube a bit further if I have to.
I'll have a look for the domed top seat post - thanks for the suggestion.
I am in the process of restoring a Falcon San Remo (the early one not the Equippe version). I am finishing it with period 10 speed Campag and it has the original tubs and a rather nice Brooks Swallow saddle.
The original seatpost is scratched to heck and also is only a post without a...
Rechroming will destroy the paint. The acids and polishing etc will remove most of the paint, and I’m afraid there’s no way round that. And chroming is expensive - probably £150-200 to get the frame done