Unknown Falcon?

funk2monk

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Recently purchased this frame on Ebay and when I collected it was told it was an old Raleigh. I googled this and it looked like it was a Raleigh Triathlon. Features which made me think of this are twin water bottle mounts, 531 tubing and cable mounts on top tube.
However now its home and i can see it better it has the word Falcon on the top oval seat stay - one side only?
I'm now not sure what i bought - happy as its light and in reasonable condition.
I have googled Falcon 531 and there's nothing that looks the same?
I will upload more photographs tonight if required. Original Ebay photo attached.

HELP!
 

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midlife

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Falcon were a law unto themselves lol, any more pics ?
 

midlife

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With the braze ons and under BB guides it's into the 80's..... Reminds me of a Shane Sutton Special
 
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funk2monk

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Well as promised and requested here are some more photographs. Not sure the word Falcon will be visible in the photo. The white is a pearlescent finish. I can not see a frame number yet.
Over to you the experts to update me please.
 

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funk2monk

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The crack is in the paint and not the frame!! It looks like the frame has been powder coated. Could explain why the word Falcon is not visible?
 
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