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1972 Falcon track

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Falcon San Remo Model 96 / 53cm / 1972 ( I think)

Ambrosio Champion / Custom steel

531 blades with Fisher crown and Campy tips / Nuovo record steel

Paul hub / Beech wood rim / Vittoria Rally

same as front

165mm Sugino 75 / Campy Veloce

B17 Champion Sprinter / Nuevo Record

TA specialites Pista / KMC

49 - 19

I'm in love.

I could look at photographs of this machine all day long.


I just got mine.

I was given an Email for a guy who worked for Ernie and now works at Gita I am going to contact him for info on trying to read the serial numbers to date the bike. I will pass on the info if you like.

Excuse the wheelset on mine right now. proper set to come soon. I had to take it complete. It was either those or some goofy deep vs with stars on them.

looks minty

right on, man.
pass it on once you have it.

Australia is beautiful

Australia is beautiful


I'm in Victoria BC, Canada. Equally as beautiful I think ;)

Ah good stuff neighborino.

Ah good stuff neighborino. Ps love the bars.

amazing bike

thanks for posting, those wood rims are awesome.
your set up is perfect

how are your wooden rims

how are your wooden rims working out for you?

Really nicely The spoke

Really nicely
The spoke tension is perfect and they haven't gone so much as a mm out of true. I need to get better tires though because for some reason I cheaped out and bought some vittorias, when I should have splurged on some Dugasts instead.

Veloflex Record

Try Veloflex record tubs. 140 grams and very fast. Or if you can find any, some Pirelli silks or even Clement silk track tubs.

kindest regards


Barton Upon Humber

I grew up next door virtually to the factory in Barton Upon Humber and one of my first competition bikes was a road version of this bike. So much nostalgia. Loved it and the color scheme. Lovely steel bike.


I love the higher end

I love the higher end Falcons and the older Coventry Eagles. Everything about them seems very regal to me, but unlike Hetchins or some other U.K. companies they manage to pull it off in simplicity. It could also be that Ernie Clements was not unlike royalty in the world of cycling.


You hit it on the nail. I loved my San Remo Road bike.


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