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Old 01-02-24, 03:44 PM
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Falcon Hillman

Hello all - I have a Falcon Hillman ATB purchased new in 1989. Cannot find any info on it. Deore XT components. Thumb shifters. Anyone familiar with this bike?
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Originally Posted by GP_Pirate
Hello all - I have a Falcon Hillman ATB purchased new in 1989. Cannot find any info on it. Deore XT components. Thumb shifters. Anyone familiar with this bike?
Not familiar with those, but plenty of Falcon fans here that may be able to help.

So welcome aboard, glad you found us, you should be in the right place.

We need good pics and plenty of them, you need 5 posts X 2 days for 10 to post them, anti spam measure that serves us very well.

You can add some to the album on your home page and they may get moved here in the mean time.
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Originally Posted by GP_Pirate
Hello all - I have a Falcon Hillman ATB purchased new in 1989. Cannot find any info on it. Deore XT components. Thumb shifters. Anyone familiar with this bike?
Originally Posted by merziac
Not familiar with those, but plenty of Falcon fans here that may be able to help.

So welcome aboard, glad you found us, you should be in the right place.

We need good pics and plenty of them, you need 5 posts X 2 days for 10 to post them, anti spam measure that serves us very well.

You can add some to the album on your home page and they may get moved here in the mean time.
OP had done did that already.













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Old 01-02-24, 06:09 PM
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DOH!

Huh, pretty cool, still got nuthin.
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I suspect the OP is from down under. Hillman Cycles operated out of Melbourne. Looks like they got at least some of their atb frames from Falcon.

For identification you may want to check out the late eighties offerings from Falcon, Claud Butler and Holdsworth.
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Thank you for the replies. I bought the bike from a large dealer in Dallas, TX. Hardly been ridden. Replaced the tires a number of years so due to age not wear. Shifters work well. Hard to find any info on this model.
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Originally Posted by non-fixie
I suspect the OP is from down under. Hillman Cycles operated out of Melbourne. Looks like they got at least some of their atb frames from Falcon.
Apart from the first bit, you could be right. Although Ive never seen Hillman decals like that, but possibly they were produced by Falcon.

On a sadder note, Gordon Hill, one of Hillman Cycles family owners and frame builder for over two decades, passed away recently. Although Hillman Cycles closed in 2015, Gordon was building frames up until his death.
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Please forgive my newbie questions. So do you think this a Falcon or a Hillman make? I assumed it was Falcon manufacture and the model was Hillman.
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Maybe this one was one of his builds. Too bad it didn't fit me.

Here it is set up for the one 68-mile ride that I took on it:


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Originally Posted by GP_Pirate
I assume the make is Falcon and Hillman model.
Based on the decals that are quite similar to the two mid-'80s Falcon road bikes I have owned, I agree 100%.

Show your Falcon
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Originally Posted by GP_Pirate
Please forgive my newbie questions. So do you think this a Falcon or a Hillman make? I assumed it was Falcon manufacture and the model was Hillman.
Built by Falcon, for Hillman.
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa
Based on the decals that are quite similar to the two mid-'80s Falcon road bikes I have owned, I agree 100%.

Thanks for that link Surfer. I looked at the entire thread. Nice bikes. Surprised none like mine but maybe they didn't make very many.

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