RE: [CR]Ernie Clements Falcon Special (and San Remo too)

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From: "RB" <>
To: "CR" <>
Subject: RE: [CR]Ernie Clements Falcon Special (and San Remo too)
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2005 22:13:21 -0700
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Marc's San Remo (top of the line model) appears to be very similar to my 'Special'. Similar lugs and dropouts, tube shapes, components. Check out his pictures in the link below to WoolJersey. Ours both seem to be of similar vintage, and much earlier and simpler in construction than the San Remo's I've seen from the archives.

Many thanks to Nigel and Dale, for the great info on these bikes!

I'll post the rest of the off-list thread on this topic Tuesday, for the sake of others.

Drat, forgot to sign off my earlier post too.

Bill Roberts, Jacksonville, OR

-----Original Message----- From: []On Behalf Of RB Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 6:55 PM To: Fred Rafael Rednor; CR Subject: RE: [CR]Ernie Clements Falcon Special (and San Remo too)

Your San Remo is a higher model than my city bike. I will post the rest of the thread content from Nigel and Oroboyz.

-----Original Message----- From: []On Behalf Of Fred Rafael Rednor Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 6:44 PM To: Subject: Re: [CR]Ernie Clements Falcon Special (and San Remo too)

Who made the lugs for this frame? It strikes me that in those years there was something of a real diversity of lug designs. Did the frame manufacturers make their own or did they "special order" them from established lug manufacturers?
     Fred Rednor - Arlington, Virginia (USA)

---- wrote:

> I'm jumping in on this thread, because I too have a (still
> dirty) old beast,
> of similar description but likely a lower model. Mine is a
> SAN REMO model,
> with Campagnolo VELOX components. Just like Bill, I'm
> interested to know the
> year of offer, if possible. Does have a 531 decal. I took
> some quick PICs of
> it so that the basics can be seen. Light was waning, but I
> think the idea gets
> across:
> Remember to click on a thumb, then click on the pic it
> reveals, in order to
> see the larger and much clearer versions. (Do I need to keep
> adding this, each
> time I supply a link to the Wool Jersey Gallery?)
> Nigel? ... anybody? ... know the date?
> Thanks so much!
> Ciao,
> Mark Agree
> Southfield MI US
> ~ ~ ~
> Bill Roberts wrote:
> I'll have to forward some further info and links to pics
> later (good
> digicam
> is down for a week or so, will do some basic photos with the
> vid cam).
> Wondering if anyone knows anything about this particular
> model. Falcon
> 'Special'. Has a painted head badge 'designed by Ernie
> Clements'. Nice
> lugs, Simplex components, and 27" wheels w/high pressure
> tires. Classic
> light blue. Perhaps late 60's. Standard Falcon script
> decals. Cotter
> crank. GB alloy bar/stem, Condor seat. Probably not 531 or
> the like,
> but
> not gaspipe either. Looks like a mid-line city/touring bike.
> Good
> shape
> throughout, all original. Thanks in advance.
> Bill Roberts
> Jacksonville, OR
> Nigel Land replied:
> Bill, I may have a fix on your Falcon as it sounds like it
> could be an
> early one made in Smethwick, Birmingham. Please check the
> headbadge for
> an address and let me know what lugs it has - should be
> Nervex. If you
> contact me off list I should be able to furnish an original
> spec, once
> we have fixed the date of manufacture.
> Nigel Land
> North Lincs
> UK
> _______________________________________________

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