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Old 01-19-18, 09:35 PM
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Info about old Falcon

I have an older Falcon but am searching for more information. It is not a Higher level but Is comparatively light.

It originally had lower end campy ders and a cottered 3 pin crank. I am posting several photos to help but first the info I have. Serial X1304 st 58(23) tt 57(22.5) seat tube is 25.8 with no seam visible. Plain dropouts and fork ends.
photos just have a wheel installed to make it easier. Probably 27(630) wheels. Original GB bars and stem are still available. But replaced for a more upright bar set up.
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Old 01-19-18, 09:41 PM
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more photos to upload for the Falcon. A date if possible, I figure late 60's or early 70's. TIA.
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Old 01-20-18, 05:45 PM
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I'd surmise Model 70 from about 1971.
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Old 01-31-18, 10:12 AM
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Thanks for that info. could not find catalogs before 74 on line and just wanted a few more specs. I aquired the frame a while back before becoming interested in the vintage bikes and so changed all the rusty bits. Now wonder what might have been original equipment on this frame.
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Lugset appears to be NERVEX Serie Legere Model 48/161. Welded fork crown may be NERVEX pattern Nr. 4, cannot be seen well enough for certitude. Frame ends set looks to be Cyclo. This sort of blunt torpedo seat stay treatment was seen only on the lower models. Midrange models received a wraparound.

Regarding kitting -

There were models in this part of the range at this time which came through with Campag Valentino gear ensembles, Weinmann centrepull brakes, cottered steel chainsets, GB stems & bars & Normandy Sport QR wheels. Not asserting this would have been the exact build of your example. Kitting could vary on a given model even within a single "model year."

The fixed bottom bracket cup looks like it may be original. The nutted cotterless bottom bracket spindle not.

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@ juvela, thanks for the info,it originally had valentino ders and I still have the sport wheels and GB stems and bars. The bb cup may have been stuck and so they decided to just use it that way. They gave me the cottered crank but it has been misplaced in the last move. The names sound familiar but I can't place faces at this time.
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Forgot to mention tubing. The 25.8mm saddle pillar size suggests a hi-tensile tube set. The next models up the range were constructed with three-tube Reynolds 531 plain gauge tubing. Their pillar size was ~26.4mm.

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