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Old 11-30-14, 10:19 AM
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Falcon........?

Hey guys,

As said in my introduction iv just started riding july as my work place is so close i dont need to drive. I picked up a Falcon bike for peanuts. It in quite good condition and does the job. The thing is i really dont know anything about the bike apart from it being a falcon. Iv searched the net but the info is so skewed as my bike is a 5 speed "originally im not sure". it would be nice to know if i have something thats worth some $ as so not to destroy its looks or if its just a regular run of the mill that i can customize. Any way ill let the pictures talk

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Can anybody make out what decal used to say?
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Old 11-30-14, 10:55 AM
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Mind you, I've only had one Falcon that I did some research on, but yours looks to be basic, entry level. I say, customize away and ride it like you stole it (which it sounds like you did) !
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Make it yours...
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Old 11-30-14, 01:20 PM
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Originally Posted by elboGreaze View Post
ride it like you stole it (which it sounds like you did) !
sounds like I stole it......why? Dude let me reiterate, it was a gumtree purchase. Anyway thanks for your speedy reply. Any idea what model it is? The decal Isn't readable. I gathered it wasn't anything special by the lugs but since being new to old racers i couldn't be sure.
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Old 11-30-14, 01:25 PM
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I would take elboGreaze's comment to simply indicate that you got a steal of a deal, eh?
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ElboGreaze's "ride it like you stole it (which it sounds like you did)" was a reference to your saying that you got it for peanuts; in other words, "congratulations for getting it at a great price."
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Falcon Bicycles

and also: Falcon Home

as well as here: A Listing of Falcon Model names
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...oh yeah, as evidenced from its brake levers and some of the frame details visible, not an especially valuable bike.
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Old 11-30-14, 03:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Trakhak View Post
ElboGreaze's "ride it like you stole it (which it sounds like you did)" was a reference to our saying that you got it for peanuts; in other words, "congratulations for getting it at a great price."
lol sorry my bad. I get the ride it like you stole it bit just not the last part but I got you now. Anyway thanks for the advice guy I'll go about making it my own now. Paint it polish it up just make it look nice nothing special.
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Originally Posted by lox View Post
lol sorry my bad. I get the ride it like you stole it bit just not the last part but I got you now. Anyway thanks for the advice guy I'll go about making it my own now. Paint it polish it up just make it look nice nothing special.
Whoa ! I just got home and saw I had been quoted . The folks above are correct , since you got it for peanuts, you probably didnt pay much ( you got a great deal !) I didnt mean that you literally took it from someone. As far as the model, I've not got a clue .
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Old 12-01-14, 05:15 AM
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Sorry elboGreaze it was just me taking it literally lol. When I bought it I got excited about the half chrome forks thinking it was something awesome going on the info on the net and me not having a clue. So what's on the bike..... Sr handle bar stem, super maxy chain set, shimano derailleur and some weinmann rims with quando hubs that I heard are poo. So probably a late 70s entry model. Oh well its just for work
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Old 12-05-14, 06:38 PM
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So i worked out the messed up decal says falcon Tempo, still not a lot about it on the net.
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