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Falcon Ernie Clements, Campagnolo

The bike looks like this one, found on internet:



Campagnolo equipped, Weinmann brakes, same fork and bars, Brooks saddle.
The condition of the frame is nice (not mint like the picture), needs work with new cables, tires, cleaning.
The seller is asking 295$. is it a fair price?
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...very fair price, actually here in Northern California it would be pretty lowball. That's a Falcon San Remo, in the preferred sky blue color and appears to be in decent paint condition. I paid over twice that for mine, and it was a project bike for me.
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...very fair price, actually here in Northern California it would be pretty lowball. That's a Falcon San Remo, in the preferred sky blue color and appears to be in decent paint condition. I paid over twice that for mine, and it was a project bike for me.
really?? wow!!!
it should be a Reynolds tubing, right?
what about the wheels? should be with tubeless tires?
can you send me to a site where I can find what are the original parts?
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really?? wow!!!
it should be a Reynolds tubing, right?
what about the wheels? should be with tubeless tires?
can you send me to a site where I can find what are the original parts?
...Reynolds 531DB. they originally came with tubulars.........but without looking at it, it's hard to tell what's on it now. The rest of the original equipment was pretty much what you describe.

Look here for Falcon catalog pictures/descriptions. Also here. And here. Nice bikes, they don't show up that often, at least not in my size.
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...Reynolds 531DB. they originally came with tubulars.........but without looking at it, it's hard to tell what's on it now. The rest of the original equipment was pretty much what you describe.

Look here for Falcon catalog pictures/descriptions. Also here. And here. Nice bikes, they don't show up that often, at least not in my size.
Thanks for the info.
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That is a very fair price it could actually be great price depending on the specific parts and wheels. It won't last long at this price so if you want it I would go look at it quickly.
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That is a very fair price it could actually be great price depending on the specific parts and wheels. It won't last long at this price so if you want it I would go look at it quickly.
It is not posted for sale anywhere. Hope I will make some money till Monday and get it.
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I was today to see if the bike is still there. It is.
Serial number is 33964. Any idea of the year of fabrication?
25" frame
seat post looks not original.
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Campagnolo Nuovo Record rear derailleur.
Campi pedals, head set, front derailleur, shifter, hubs,
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Let's see some pics ! Or it didn't happen ...
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Let's see some pics ! Or it didn't happen ...
Pictures aren't good. I took them with my phone.



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I didn't find any serial number site for the Falcon bikes or at least a "project".
Is it anything related to the s.n.?
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As stated earlier , its a San Remo , nice bike and worth the asking price in my opinion . I'm thinking early 70s , not sure about Falcon serial numbers, though .
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Got it, after 3 months.
Serial number 33964. Any idea of the year of production?
The front wheel, even has Campagnolo hub it is a clincher, not in the picture.
Seat post and quick release not original.









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...I would check the components for your year of manufacture. That should be close.
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Don't tell me that kickstand came as standard issue with that beautiful bike. GAG
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The model 76 is "racing blue" color, Campi brakes. The color of my bike.
The model 94 is "rich royal blue" color, Weinmann brakes. The brakes on my bike.
So what model is ?
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Originally Posted by joe englert View Post
Don't tell me that kickstand came as standard issue with that beautiful bike. GAG
I took it off the bike. China made.
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I took it off the bike. China made.
Maybe you can find a nice Campy kickstand, instead!!!
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The model 76 is "racing blue" color, Campi brakes. The color of my bike.
The model 94 is "rich royal blue" color, Weinmann brakes. The brakes on my bike.
So what model is ?
That is the blue of the Falcon racing team. Consequently, it is most likely a Model 76. The difference in components may be explained by the fact that these were also sold as framesets. I see what appears to patent 72 stamped on the rear derailleur which would normally make the bicycle 1972 or 1973, however, if those are components from a donor bicycle(s) the frame could be later. Personally, I seem to recall the double white seat tube banding be more mid-1970s. You may also want to check the date codes on the back of the crankarms and inside face of the hub locknuts.
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I checked the parts.
The rear derailleur is marked 72 and the crank arms 170 strada
The front wheel is a tubular too. I was tricked by the tire.
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Should the seat tubing 27 mm or so?
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27.0mm was the common seat post size for the heavier gauge of the two Reynolds 531 single butted seat tubes offered during this era.

The date codes on the crankarms consist of a number inside a geometric shape. The number represents the last digit of the year while the geometric shape indicates the decade, with the 1970s being represented by a diamond (i.e. 3 within a diamond is 1973).
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27.0mm was the common seat post size for the heavier gauge of the two Reynolds 531 single butted seat tubes offered during this era.

The date codes on the crankarms consist of a number inside a geometric shape. The number represents the last digit of the year while the geometric shape indicates the decade, with the 1970s being represented by a diamond (i.e. 3 within a diamond is 1973).
Thanks, I will check it again.
I remember the seat post was 25.6...
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