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Old 03-27-17, 08:37 PM
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1972 Falcon

Are these worth that much? I'd think even top end stuff from the 70's would generally top out at around a grand

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Totally restored 1972 Falcon Road Bike . Mostly, 90% Campy vintage / NOS components . All new tires /rims /campy brakes / paint / correct decals /campy crank / freewheel / chain /campy pedals /campy baskets /cinelli bars / campy cable clips / campy derailleur / campy shifters / campy brake levers & hoods / campy hubs / campy seatpost / campy headset
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Old 03-27-17, 08:54 PM
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Someone has put waaaaaay too much into this bike. Frame is three tube Reynolds plain gauge with stamped ends. Fork unlikely to be original.

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I saw that bike on CL. Grossly overpriced. There definitely is value in the components but nowhere near what is being asked for the bike.

I picked up a mid '80s Falcon Victory a couple years ago for $65. It was the top Falcon at the time. The frame is of Reynolds 531P (Professional) and it was a mix of Campy and Shimano components.
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Old 03-27-17, 09:11 PM
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What is sad is that the person who did the project may have put in more investment than the asking price. Just think if they had the paint & transfers done by a CyclArt type provider and then purchased all of those fittings new...

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Old 03-28-17, 06:19 AM
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On top of everything else, it's a frankenbike component selection, with almost everything incorrect in era and/or level.
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I remember lusting over pretty Falcon bikes back in the 70's. They were considered to be fine rides. Top models were equal in prestige to Paramount & Tour de France. But, $1895? Wow! Maybe if it only weighs 20lbs and, somebody is really nostalgic. I don't know.
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Old 03-28-17, 08:19 PM
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I think @juvela called it with this one. Owner added up his paypal invoices after restoring and figured that's what it has to be worth. I know I'm guilty of a 4 digit build only worth half of what I spent. Gotta suck it up and ride it.
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Old 03-28-17, 10:40 PM
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Originally Posted by plonz View Post
I think @juvela called it with this one. Owner added up his paypal invoices after restoring and figured that's what it has to be worth. I know I'm guilty of a 4 digit build only worth half of what I spent. Gotta suck it up and ride it.
It's all right to overspend if you have fun, but you can't ask other's to fund your folly.
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It's all right to overspend if you have fun, but you can't ask other's to fund your folly.

I'm there in spades on 3 or 4 builds
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