I'm quite interested in this Falcon.

Discussion in 'Vintage and Classic Bikes' started by Paulus, 4 Jul 2019.

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  1. Paulus

    Paulus Started young, and still going.

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  2. Cycleops

    Cycleops Guru

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    That's very nice. Get it bought!
     
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  3. The second I see. “Eroica” in a description , I run for the hills.
     
  4. tom73

    tom73 Über Member

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    Go for it you know you want to ;)
     
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  5. Cycleops

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    How are you going to get it? Bit of trek from Barnet to Staffordshire. I think biggsy knows of some good couriers if the seller can pack it for you.
     
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    Paulus

    Paulus Started young, and still going.

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    The seller can post for £26.:whistle:
     
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    Paulus

    Paulus Started young, and still going.

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    This phrase/word seems to be the default for any bike older than 30 years.
     
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  8. It’s nearly as bad as “Audax ready” ( it’s totally knackered, but has mudguards and a Brookes saddle) or “Sportive ready” ( it’s been crashed about a million times, and comes with instructions on how to put a helmet on back to front).
     
  9. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

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    Are you ready to experience steel rims. :eek:

    Would have been pushing it at £40 for me.
     
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    Paulus

    Paulus Started young, and still going.

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    Barnet,
    Steel rims:unsure:, From my childhood/ youth I remember how bad they were at stopping, or not stopping in the wet. I don't think this bike would be going out knowingly in the wet. I do have a pair of 27 inch Rigida alloy wheels to fit if they are particularly bad.
     
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  11. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

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    Yep the dimple pattern on the rims gives em away as steel in the pictures.
     
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  12. mjr

    mjr Comfy armchair to one person & a plank to the next

    The seller may be a fetishist who omitted a t.

    Looks OK otherwise, but probably a bit overpriced for one with steels, as if you're actually going to ride it, I'd factor in the price of some alloys and maybe brake upgrades (my not-as-good Falcon has alloys but I still feel like it's trying to kill me in town, accelerating far more easily than it stops).
     
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    Paulus

    Paulus Started young, and still going.

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    What with the suicide bars, my life expectancy is reducing rapidly.:laugh:
     
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  14. mjr

    mjr Comfy armchair to one person & a plank to the next

    It could be worse: I grew up with them and when I reach for them on a road bike now, they're not there!
     
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  15. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

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    :giggle: nowt wrong with 'suicide levers' as long as you don't need to stop in a hurry, I've got em on my Raleigh Equipe and they're great for just slowing down a bit. :whistle:

    My normal hand position is on the bend of the drops
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    (as shown by the wear on the handlebar tape)
    and from there I can push up on the extension bit with a couple of fingertips :angel:
     
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