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Old 09-14-20, 07:51 AM
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I thought that I might have the oldest Falcon in this parade, but it may be that (based on the fork crown) branko_76 's could be about the same, or older.







^^^ These are the front and rear dropouts it has: "Stallard" pattern, 5 mm thick, and cut very square. It had a BB grease fitting, and does not have Reynolds 531, but seamed tubing taking a 26.4 mm seat post; weighs 3.6 kg. Nice ride, though. Has been rattle canned, no decals or headbadge, but the holes in the head tube fit a Falcon metal headbadge perfectly. That, plus the distinctive wrapover seat stay terminals convinces me that it's a Falcon. It evidently had chromed socks on the fork. Came with Huret shifters, a nice chromed Stronglight steel headset (or English clone thereof) that is the only original component on it now, a steel Resilon front hub and a TDC cottered bottom bracket.
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Old 09-14-20, 09:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Charles Wahl View Post
I thought that I might have the oldest Falcon in this parade, but it may be that (based on the fork crown) branko_76 's could be about the same, or older.
That’s very orange!

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Old 09-14-20, 03:58 PM
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1972 Merckx Falcon
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Old 09-14-20, 07:11 PM
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I had one around ~2015? Did not take a lot of pictures, build was meh aesthetically but rode good even with cheap Shimano r501 wheels (on the heavy side, they were r501, decals are wrong) and only pic I have is potato quality. If I recall correct - I built it with Ritchey fork and threadless headset, pretty sure it was 105 5700:
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Old 09-14-20, 07:52 PM
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Damn. I've always wanted a Falcon. Haven't seen one for sale anywhere around me for at least the last 5 years or so.
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Old 09-14-20, 08:29 PM
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Here are as-found photos of the early 60's Black Diamond that I just shared on another thread.





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Old 09-14-20, 08:34 PM
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...and here are some photos of my early-70's example.





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Old 09-14-20, 08:48 PM
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Not certain of the model, probably started out as one of the Molteni orange Merckx's

...when I bought it:




...after some work:


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Old 09-14-20, 08:51 PM
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Nicer San Remo, before restoration:

...these were the top of the line when this was first sold:




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Old 10-30-20, 04:00 PM
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Just picked up my first new old bike in several years. A Falcon Olympic. Plain gauge 531 mains, arabesque shifters and front derailleur with lower tier later model Shimano sis rear. Lots of patina, lots of filth. Looking forward to getting back in the saddle. I'm guessing late 70's early 80's.
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Old 10-30-20, 04:18 PM
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Have fun fixing that. It looks quite like my Black Diamond.
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Old 10-30-20, 04:41 PM
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I'd thought I'd posted this, but didn't see it.

As found vs how I'm using it now.





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Old 10-30-20, 05:31 PM
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Hopefully mine cleans up as well as yours has.
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Hopefully mine cleans up as well as yours has.
Top of the fork crown is pretty badly flaked, but all I did to clean everything else was a couple squirts of Boeshield T9 chainlube and a soft cloth.
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Old 05-18-21, 05:10 PM
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Took some pics of my '87 the other day.


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Old 05-18-21, 05:26 PM
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Old 05-27-21, 12:14 AM
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Not sure how I missed this thread! Here is my Ď73/4 San Remo I believe model 94 based on opinions and observations from members on here and scouring the internet and catalogs I have downloaded.

Got it in October last year (2020) originally for my kid to ride but it ended up being my main bike. I love that itís British (mom) and has a Maryland bicycle registration sticker fromí75 (I lived in MD mid 80ís-90ís) and we connected out here in SoCal all these years later, so it feels like itís meant to be.

I love the ride and have put about 550 miles on it in the 6 months or so since selling my Trek to a member here.

Itís currently on modern 27ís from another bike but the Mavic 700ís it came with (look like 80ís wheels with price tags under the rim tape) will be going back on it. Cinelli bars and stem, Zeus headset, Universal brakes, Campy deraileurs and shifters, Sugino Mighty crankset, Zeus seatpost (changed to longer Strong Japan 27.0) and it had a Cinelli Unicantor seat but it wasnít very comfy so I put the same Origin8 seat I have on my other bikes.










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Old 10-02-21, 09:13 PM
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Today, I finished a complete rehab of my Falcon San Remo.

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Catching up on posts and smearing these pics all over the forum

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