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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 07-27-08, 05:23 PM   #1
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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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Old 07-27-08, 06:22 PM   #2
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pics/specs? Unless something is really bad or broken I say keep it together.
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Old 07-28-08, 03:59 AM   #3
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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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Old 07-28-08, 07:40 AM   #4
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Nothing is broken. Everything is in working order. Just some paint chips.
Nice bike, Id clean it up and ride it
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Old 07-28-08, 08:28 AM   #5
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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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Old 07-28-08, 09:03 AM   #6
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keep that **** together.
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Old 07-28-08, 09:51 AM   #7
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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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Old 07-28-08, 12:32 PM   #9
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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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Old 07-28-08, 12:43 PM   #11
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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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Old 07-28-08, 05:02 PM   #15
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Do what ever the Classic and Vintage forum tells you to.
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Old 07-28-08, 05:30 PM   #16
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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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Old 07-28-08, 05:34 PM   #17
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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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