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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.

Best,

A

Quality

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'.

Best,

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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