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    Vintage 1972 Falcon Special

    Thinking about parting out the unnecessary stuff, and converting to fixed. Or should I sell it whole?

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    pics/specs? Unless something is really bad or broken I say keep it together.

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    http://picasaweb.google.com/quanmunist/1972Falcon

    Nothing is broken. Everything is in working order. Just some paint chips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quanmunist View Post
    http://picasaweb.google.com/quanmunist/1972Falcon

    Nothing is broken. Everything is in working order. Just some paint chips.
    Nice bike, Id clean it up and ride it
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    Yeah I'd clean it up a little and maybe find an old-school saddle for it and ride it.

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    keep that **** together.

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    If you don't mind me asking where did you get that bike and how much did u pay?

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    Too purdy and complete to part out/convert

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    I got this bike from a secret source near Corona, CA. Can't say how much I paid, but it was with 3 digits at least. Sorry.

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    don't part it out for god's sake. it's pretty snazzy as is. convert a frame that doesn't have all its og components or one that's just a **** bike...

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    The reason I'd like to part it out or at least sell it is because I need the money. . Vegas money that is! Staying at the Trump International this next weekend.

    The parts seem to be unoriginal anyway. They are mostly Japanese parts on this British bike. The original owner bought the frame + headset + stem + handlebars + seatpost, but the drivetrain is put together.

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    Part-out, Powdercoat, Deep Vs, Lather, Rinse, Repeat.

    Just kidding.

    If it had a full, original group, I'm with the thought of keeping it together. But since it's a mix of parts (the front derailleur is WAY out of place) I'd part it out and put together a sweet-looking conversion.
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    or you could also restore it to period correct. eh, who knows. just build it the way you want to ride it i guess. falcons are spiffy.

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    ...it's your bike. Do what you want.

    And post pics.
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    Do what ever the Classic and Vintage forum tells you to.
    I can ride the solarcycle with no hands.

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    Funny thing is as it is (setup as a decent roadie), I'm only getting $200-$300 offers. But all these crap ass Schwinn Traveler's being converted are going for the same amount. And even if I do convert (and properly), it wouldn't go for much because people who value vintage bikes don't like seeing classy bikes turning fixed, and kids who want fixed geared bikes don't understand that some of these well-built frames are worlds better than their cheap conversions. sigh. I lose.

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    to clear up any confusion. I'm converting/stripping/doing whatever to sell the bike - not to keep it for myself. I'm already happy with my other conversion.

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