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Wish to identify Falcon Black Diamond please

Old 05-24-11, 06:01 AM
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Wish to identify Falcon Black Diamond please

Hello

I am interested in the value, only as a guide as to how much I should spend on it. I'd love to know the year it was made too. Is it a trusty boneshaker or a classic?

The rear rim is rusting and some say I should just get a new wheel and others say keep the hub and get it rebuilt as it's a classic.

I have been hunting for a while on the internet and haven't been able to find one this colour. They don't seem to all have the front light attachment on the right fork either.

I'd value any help/advice please. Do I need better/more detailed photos?
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Two different bikes in those pictures. Thats a low end bike, not worth putting much $$ into value wise, but if you like it, go for it.

Rear rim rusting = steel rim, which typically were put on bottom end bikes. The better bikes had aluminum rims. Drop bar womens style is also typically bottom end. Better womens style frames were mixte style (not always). Google will tell you more. You can date just about any bike by looking up the codes on the parts.
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Old 05-24-11, 06:07 AM
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Oh you are tooo quick I'm trying to delete the black one......new to this...help
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Old 05-24-11, 06:12 AM
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Thanks for the reply. How do I delete the black one please?
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Falcon has been making bikes a long time, and they have been making the black diamond model a long time. Back in the early 60's, the black diamond model frame (not forks/stays) was made from Reynolds 531 and came with high-end (for that time) Dunlop steel wheels, Williams cranks, Weinmann brakes, Huret deraillers, Milremo hubs, etc. I know this, as I have one of those I got for Christmas 1962, and I have a specifications sheet from Falcon for that time period. However, over the years the black diamond model changed places in the model line and the bike you are looking at there (the white one) would be considered to be a "low end" model, from sometime in the 1980's I would think. Probably quite heavy, but still servicible if you get it for cheap.
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