Nice old Falcon

Discussion in 'Vintage and Classic Bikes' started by PHL67, 2 Oct 2017.

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  1. PHL67

    PHL67 Über Member

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    Frinton on Sea
    This is a nice old Falcon I recently purchased with about 3" of dust on it. Wiped it down and this was underneath.
    Once it has been repainted and new transfers I am going to 5 speed it.

    Should look nice.
     

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  2. midlife

    midlife Guru

    Good find :smile:. Looks a bit black diamond ish like this one, look at the lug design and seat stays.
    $_86.jpg

    Falcon used this frame on a number of models though, just like Carlton used the same frame for a range of builds.

    As an aside the Black Diamond came in a range of frame designs / colours and over the years the chrome came and went.
     
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  3. ORO

    ORO Active Member

    Old Falcons often ride better than expected. What parts have you got for it?
     
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    PHL67

    PHL67 Über Member

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    Campagnolo derailleur and downtube shifters.
     

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  5. midlife

    midlife Guru

    Valentino Extra :smile:
     
  6. ORO

    ORO Active Member

    Nice derailleur and shifters, they will look good on the bike. Are you going to paint it the original green?
     
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  7. Does the original label say Exeter?
     
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    PHL67

    PHL67 Über Member

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    Yes. Looking to find original Decals/ replacements at moment.
     
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  9. midlife

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    H LLoyd (as was) do several Falcon decals..

    https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1301/5071/files/pdf_list_Aug15_A-K.pdf?6390165658002921034
     
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    PHL67

    PHL67 Über Member

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    I did look on there and he has some but not seen the Falcon ec72 anywhere. Would like to get the shop badge redone also.
     
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    PHL67

    PHL67 Über Member

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    Do you mean the shop where it came from.
    This is the label on the seat tube.
     

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  12. Yes that's the one. Are you any good at jigsaw puzzles?
     
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    PHL67

    PHL67 Über Member

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    Frinton on Sea
    Bike comes from a bike shop in Ebbs street Oxford. Not sure of the name though.

    I got the frame from someone I was working with in Wooten near Oxford.
     
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  14. You could take several photos of the label. Do you have a printer or are you any good other computers ?

    If you printed off a couple of enlarged copies of the label you could then cut them out and reassemble just like a jigsaw puzzle and glue them on to another piece of paper.
    You may be able to get some idea of the shop's name and address from what you assemble. Any missing gaps could be filled in with a similar coloured felt tip pen. Once you are satisfied that the label is complete and correct you could scan the completed copy into a computer for making a copy.
    You can buy transfer paper for printing transfers online which come with instructions.
    The image would have to be scaled back down to the original size for copying.
     
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    PHL67

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    I will give it a go on normal paper when I get home. Thanks.
     
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