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A Very Dirty British Bike

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Unknown maker - most likely British, given the style of the track ends and the wraparound seat stays.

90mm SR stem and 39cm steel Nitto B123s, Cinelli cork half wrap.

The fork is not original, but it has nice round blades, a flat crown, and Shimano tips. FSA Duron headset.

Campagnolo Ypisilon rim radially laced to a 28-hole Miche hub. Radially lacing a 28-hole hub probably wasn't a great idea...

Campagnolo Ypsilon rim laced 3-cross to a 28-hole Miche hub. The cog is a Suntour.

167.5 Sugino 75 cranks. The bottom bracket is a cheap cartridge model.

Black and white striped Selle Italia Turbo Bio. The post is a cheap-ass "Trans X".

MKS GR9s with Lapize toeclips and EAI straps.


This is my foul weather beater. The toeverlap situation is intense, making it a very scary bike to ride sometimes. I still love its crazy ways, though.

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Did you catch it

looking up porn on the computer?

this frame...

I think i have this frame as well. im pretty sure its a raleigh. pm me for more info.


this is why i want my bike to be red.


Now that is the England that I dreamed about. So nice.

a lil charmin

your torso is spotless
your booty needs a good wipin' tho


I'd think that someone named "Turd" would appreciate a little dirt on the booty.

Its dirty, its British - I love it. A small union jack sticker (or bb cutout!) would complete the ride.

Did you have the frame welded back together? It look like the headtube and downtube have some fresh(er) paint on them.


Thanks, Greg!

The frame was actually cracked in the BB shell around the seat tube joint. I took it to the auto repair place around the corner from my house and they welded it back together for . After some serious filing, the repair job is a little harder to notice (unless you're looking).

The fresh(er) looking paint is just the flash, I think. The whole bike received its half-assed spray can paint job at the same time.

Your Frame is an English FALCON

Almost 99% positive that your frame is a Falcon from the UK.
Similar to the Raleigh. The wrap round stay is very Falcon because they flattened there wrap at the top where Raleigh always had "round bar" wrapping over the seat lugg. And the Diamond shape track ends are what Falcon used in the 70's for there track frames. I almost bought a fully chromed version of this frame myself.
very rear frame even here in New Zealand. NICE!

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