Thanks. I'm still keeping my eye out for a suitable steel threaded fork. As long as I've got the threadless carbon bits, Brooks wouldn't be quite right. Plus that stuff is a beeyotch to wrap around Campy Ergos. Even the stuff I used - a Bontrager polyurethane which doesn't stretch - was a pain to keep it out of the thumb shifter slot.lousylegs said:looks great, but i would vote for some brooks leather handlebar wrap, that would really top it off
As near as anyone can tell, it was a Falcon Victory built between about 1984 and 1987. Reynolds 531P, Campy Victory group. I got it as a frameset from a dealer in 1989, probably stripped for parts. Been my favorite bike ever since.raymonda said:What year?
I'm on the lookout for a proper steel threaded fork, but I'll pass on DT shifters. I like the Ergo's. They're not far off "period correct" and on this bike I'll sacrifice a bit of "vintage perfect" for functionality.raymonda said:That is what I would have thought. Would be nice with a steel fork and DT shifters.
Richard said:O.K. You guys (and possibly girls) wanted to see the finished product - or so you said.
Well, I've had it up for a couple of days and.....nada, bupkiss, squat.
So, in order to salve my wounded ego, here it is....again!
Thanks everybody. I tried to get it back as close to the original color as I could. Part of that inspiration was Greg Softley from Cyclomondo recently coming up with Falcon decals that matched the originals.tarwheel2 said:I'm normally not a fan of gray or silver bikes, but I really like the color of yours. Very understated and classic. A chrome steel fork would top it off. They come up for sale on eBay from time to time, although finding the right size and rake might be difficult. Or you could buy a new one from one of the custom shops such as Waterford. Or keep it British and order one from Mercian or Bob Jackson in England.
kjung said:Interesting chrome fork. Columbus, not 531, but a nice crown./QUOTE]
Nice. But with a 74 degree head angle, I really want a 43mm rake. I originally replaced the fork with a 45cm full carbon fork and not only was it flexy as all get out, the trail was reduced enough to where it just didn't handle right.
As it stands, the handling is spot on and I really don't want to screw with that. I'm in no hurry and I'll keep looking. I'm still kicking myself for selling the original fork.
Meanwhile, this old steed is a joy to ride.