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Falcon 1960's Racing bike

2tired2ride2tired2ride Posts: 285
edited October 2010 in Your road bikes
Started off looking like this when I picked it up for £33...
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I then stripped it of parts...it was pretty rusty and in bad shape...
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Then stripped it of paint...
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It then went to the powder coaters for a while...
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I put a few bits on it...
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Then finished it off, for £180...
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"If we all had hardtails we'd all go down the hill, just slower"
Nick Larsen


Voodoo D-Jab Ti
Boardman Road Team 09
Boardman Urban Team 08
Falcon 3 Speed

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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    Good effort mate!
  • Yes well done mate, nice bike!
    Find your limits...and then exceed them frequently
  • elcanielcani Posts: 280
    I really like that, very impressive.
  • Fitted some SKS Chromoplastics...
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    "If we all had hardtails we'd all go down the hill, just slower"
    Nick Larsen


    Voodoo D-Jab Ti
    Boardman Road Team 09
    Boardman Urban Team 08
    Falcon 3 Speed
  • Nice one! What a beautiful looking bike.

    Did you re-use the rear light it came with? looks like it takes a good few batteries....
    skinny as
  • rolf_frolf_f Posts: 16,015
    johnnyL wrote:
    Nice one! What a beautiful looking bike.

    Did you re-use the rear light it came with? looks like it takes a good few batteries....

    I remember those! Full of enormous heavy Ever Readys that never lasted that long and didn't have the power to put any light on the road! If there is one revelation over the last 30 years, forget modern shifting systems - it's decent lights.

    Lovely effort on the bike! Glad you didn't spoil it by binning the gears! Rear mudguard wants a bit of a tweak though (I spend ages getting the guards spot on on my Dawes :lol: )
    Faster than a tent.......
  • I like to see someone not building up an old bike as a fixed wheel. Unusual these days...
    jedster wrote:
    Just off to contemplate my own mortality and inevitable descent into decrepedness.
    FCN 3 or 4 on road depending on clothing
    FCN 8 off road because I'm too old to go racing around.
  • :D Mmmmmmmm nice job another one saved well done :D
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