Re: [CR]Re: Falck (Falk) Tubing


Example: Framebuilders:Brian Baylis

Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2004 22:57:56 -0400
From: Joe Bender-Zanoni <joebz@optonline.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]Re: Falck (Falk) Tubing
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One exception to the Falck tubed bike being of lesser quality was Frejus. The Frejus Tour de France models with Falck look pretty darn good in my opinion and when I have worked on them the BB mitres etc. looked fine.

Joe Bender-Zanoni
Great Notch, NJ


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Subject: [CR]Re: Falck (Falk) Tubing



> Maybe some folks don't know, so I guess it might be important to remind
> everyone that at least in the 60s and 70s that Flack tubing almost invariably was
> used on the cheapo models within whichever bike brand.
> As we all know, the mechanical benefit of the make of tubing is significantly
> less important that the assembly technique and expertise, but in the case of
> most Falck tubed bikes, as those made with cheaper grades of Columbus (Aelle,
> Chromor, etc), the workmanship and features (investment cast bits, chrome
> plating, etc.) were also lessened due to the economics of the process of making a
> less expensive end product.
>
> NOT that these bikes don't ride great, yada yada...

>

>

> Dale Brown

> Greensboro, NC