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Falcon circa 1978

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Falcon Tange Cro Mo/ 57cm/ circa 1978

Cinelli bar & 1R stem

Falcon Cro Mo/ Shimano 105 threaded

Mavic MA40/ DT spokes/ Campagnolo Record Hubs/ Continental Ultrasport 23C

Mavic MA40/ DT spokes/ Campagnolo Record Hubs/ Continental Ultrasport 23C MAILLARD 6 Speed threaded

Shimano Dura Ace 7400

San Marco Rolls/ something French off a Vitus with a shim. Need to get a 27.2mm (maybe Ritchey Classic)!

Campagnolo Record woth Campy alloy toe clips and Alfredo Binda straps.

Shimano Dura Ace 7400 (downtube in friction mode)

Shimano Dura Ace (later model) Shimano

52 x 42. Outer chainwheel replaced with a non Dura Ace Shimano.

N. A. : )

Had ridden this frame & fork with a different set up* at the 1985 World Championships Road Race in Bassano del Grappa. Joop Zooetemelk won!

* SunTour Superbe components, Mavic GP4 tubular (32 spoke) rims and Pneudan silk road tubs; 6 speed Regina close block, Campagnolo 53 x 42 170mm crankset.

The original bike had Suntour Cyclone gears, Rigida rims, Wolber 700 x 20C tyres, a Kashimax saddle on an SR seatpost and SR bars and stem. It was flamboyant pale blue.

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falcon 105 competitor

I have similar bike but came with shimano 105 very comfortable ride. Yours kicks a--.

Great bike and nice setup!

Great bike and nice setup!

Awesome bike!

Fantastic history! I love it!

Fantastic history etc

Thank you! : )

Some of your builds are super.

Love the background you used for the Atala Commuter.

That you made (make?) frames too is cool.




Your Falcon looks great. It's cool you know the history of the bike.

'The Falcon!'

Thank you.

Definitely NOT stock, but I totally love it. : ) : ) : )

A bit more history - one of my bike racing mentors (Nawzer Kayani) bought it from the son of a British diplomat in Mumbai in 1979. NK had got too large to bicycle race and had switched to motorbike racing.

I ended up riding the bike 'cos Noz wanted to see it ridden fast'. I did and wanted the bike! : ). So the folks decided instead of gifting me a motorbike/ scooter when I was 18, they'd get me the bike. They did . . . and I still have it. There used to be a sticker that said 'Designed by Ernie Clements'.


Ashok Captain

That's Great!

That's great you ended up with the bike. Ernie Clements made great contributions to the cycling world, RIP.

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