[CR]re: Falcons on ebay


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From: "C. Andrews" <chasds@mindspring.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Sun, 25 Apr 2004 19:04:21 -0700
Subject: [CR]re: Falcons on ebay

"http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem <http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=22394491 86> &item=2239449186 A San Remo with a Campy - Zeus mix of components in Falcon's signature pale blue."

This is a very odd bike. If it's a San Remo, it appears to have a-typical rear-drop-outs..they don't look like Campagnolo-stamped forged, but, rather some anonymous stamped-out drop-out, typical of lower-line bikes.

My sense, from looking at Falcon catalogs from the 70s, is that the San Remo for Falcon may be been like the *La Garibaldina* for Gloria: many different flavors of this model were made...but not all were of equal interest or quality.

"http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem <http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=36729938 33> &item=3672993833 Lower tier components but is interesting for the fancy chrome lugs and twin plate fork crown. "

This one is extremely cool, imho, even if it is a lower-line bike, and I'm very glad it's too big for me, or I might be really stupid and bid on it. Whoever gets this one will be getting a cool piece.

My San Remo, recently restored--very nicely--by CyclArt, is Falcon baby-blue, with chromed head-lugs and stay ends, fully chromed fork, and Cinelli sloping crown. Early 70s or late-60s, with very interesting chain-stays that appear to have been narrowed in the area of the cranks, to obviate creasing them. I think it's probably the top frame in the line..forged Campagnolo drops, clean workmanship throughout.

A very fine original San Remo went recently on ebay to Eric Elman..(I think, if I remember correctly..someone here on the list, anyway)..that one was the real deal.

Charles "Sanremophile, or not all San Remos are created equal" Andrews Socal.

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