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.
Great Notch, NJ
> 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