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ID this late 60s - early 70s Falcon (Merckx?) frame w/ distinct fork

Old 11-19-13, 07:06 PM
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ID this late 60s - early 70s Falcon (Merckx?) frame w/ distinct fork

A friend found this, we are doing some research.

Seems Falconesque, nice lugs but middling brazing, not bad really

English threading

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Old 11-19-13, 07:27 PM
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looks pretty Falcon-like but with a "Road/Path" fork...round blades but drilled for a brake. Might not be the original fork.
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Seems like it could be Falcon. Mine has a similar round bladed fork:

https://www.classicrendezvous.com/Bri..._Teds_bike.htm

Other Falcons there too.
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My Falcon has the same lugs and seat stay arrangement. I've never seen that wrapover stay lug, which actually seems to be part of the lug (look at it from the back and you'll see what I mean) on a bike that wasn't a Falcon.

At any rate, your bike has road dropouts (derailleur hanger has been chopped off) and a track fork; so probably not the original fork.
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Originally Posted by rhm View Post

At any rate, your bike has road dropouts (derailleur hanger has been chopped off) and a track fork; so probably not the original fork.
I think you are right about the fork

I had the same thought initially about it being a track fork, with the round blades and flat crown and shallow rake, but what I neglected to take a photo of is that it has fender eyelets, which hints at some sort of path or club bike? Also, while the frame dropouts are the more standard 1020 long, the fork dropouts are campagnolo "sport". The mismatch probably supports the fork being replaced.
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Old 11-21-13, 03:01 PM
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Fork looks a generation or two older than that frame.
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I am fiddling around with building up an old Falcon San Remo right now and this is what it looks like (forget the fact that it has three wheels - the frame and fork are all Falcon...





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