Got this Falcon roadbike/tourer, which seems to be late 1960s early 1970s to me.
Has what may be original chain-wheel and it has a logo on the cranks I do not recognise.
Thought it might be TA but cannot find confirmation on the net.
More pics here:
Old Falcon New project.
Would appreciate comments/advice re old Falcons.
This one is as follows:
FALCON 21" SPORTS/TOURER
Frame/forks/stem/bars look original.
Stem is chrome steel, bars GB Meas.
Levers both Weinmann but differing.
One quick release the other not.
Other components may be replacements.
Pair of Weinmannn Junior calipers.
Not original since Centre Pull bracket/cable-stop is still fitted.
Presume therefore C/Pulls were original.
Wheels steel Rigida. Unlikely to be original!
Rear mech/downtube changer is Huret. Obvious replacement.
Chainwheel. Unrecognised make. (Has logo like a T enclosed in a circle)
Has a circular bolt on chain-guard. Union pedals.
Has pump pegs on the down-tube.
Has cable stop braze ons on the lower right top-tube.
Has gear cable stop braze-ons on the chain-stays.
No 'pips' for down-tube changer fixing.
Lugs have short pointed extensions. (I've seen longer ones on Falcons!)
No frame number visible yet.
Head-tube badge is raised/rivetted type.
Seat stays not cross-overs rather just brazed to the sides of the seat-lugs.
Seat-stays are thin and delicate looking.
Stay ends/drop-outs are pressed steel, not forged.
Don't think it is 531.
Forks have chromed caps.
Will post pics of complete bike later today.