Re: [CR]Outing: Ladies Falcon - Craigslist NYC

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From: "ternst" <>
To: "Fred Rafael Rednor" <>, "Julian Shapiro" <>, <>
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Subject: Re: [CR]Outing: Ladies Falcon - Craigslist NYC
Date: Mon, 28 Mar 2005 21:29:07 -0800

I think the decal says : frame tubes 531 butted, the rest are probably straight guage. Many of the companies made semi-deluxe sport models for the advanced touring / sport riders. If this is one of those, then it would be a nice rider, indeed. The parts are a pot-pourri but it could be lovingly refitted and one would have a great ladies machine. Unless someone is a hard core anglophile, the frame is not that expensive, so that one could equip it with whatever vintage and make a nice light stealth bike for a fine lady and hardly anyone would guess how trick it was. Ted Ernst Palos Verdes Estates, CA

----- Original Message -----
From: Fred Rafael Rednor
To: Julian Shapiro

<> Sent: Monday, March 28, 2005 9:16 PM Subject: Re: [CR]Outing: Ladies Falcon - Craigslist NYC

> Julian,
> Back in the dark ages I was putting together a bicycle for my
> wife to ride around our neighborhood and I bought one of those
> lady's Falcon frames from Proteus Design Bicycles in College
> Park, Maryland.
> That frame was indeed made from Reynolds 531. Also, it had a
> brazed-on shift lever boss for a rear derailleur. (The frame
> was intended to be set up as a five speed.) It's not clear
> from this photo whether or not the frame being offered for sale
> has the same feature - but if it does, I would suspect that the
> 531 decal is genuine.
> By the way, the brazed-on boss was threaded for a Simplex shift
> lever mounting screws, which used a different pitch than the
> Campagnolo "standard".
> Best regards,
> Fred Rednor - Arlington, Virginia, Estados Unidos de America
>> Interesting 3 speed. Is that Reynolds sticker a late addition
>> or merely old?
>> Julian Shapiro
>> Sag Harbor NY
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