Re: [CR]Falcon Merckx? on CL Washington DC

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Date: Tue, 3 Jun 2008 10:47:34 -0700 (PDT)
From: "devon warner" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Falcon Merckx? on CL Washington DC
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ok, guys i looked this up, (thanks to the who posted scans of the 1974 falcon catalog) appears to be a GiroD'Italia model number 104. but it came with a brooks saddle (looks like that got replaced), high flange hubs on "sprint" rims w/ clement tires (does this one seem to have differnet wheels?), 531 butted tubing. so, not the crappiest of the falcons, but sadly, i think it is crashed and some of the nicer parts down graded. in any case, not worth 400 bucks. i was wondering tho, what ya'll think about the dutch EM bikes? i don't think i have ever seen one.

-devon warner in San Francisco, USA

--- On Mon, 6/2/08, Jerome & Elizabeth Moos wrote:

> From: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <>

\r?\n> Subject: Re: [CR]Falcon Merckx? on CL Washington DC

\r?\n> To:,

\r?\n> Date: Monday, June 2, 2008, 3:33 PM

\r?\n> Falcon made the Merckx bikes in at least a couple of

\r?\n> different price levels. This is a lower end model.

\r?\n> I'm not sure I believe the claim of 531 tubing,

\r?\n> although it is possible it is 531 straight-gauge main

\r?\n> tubes. I think maybe it is just the camera angle with the

\r?\n> fork. But even if the fork is fine, I personally

\r?\n> wouldn't have any interest in this bike at $400. But

\r?\n> perhaps someone will.


\r?\n> Regards,


\r?\n> Jerry Moos

\r?\n> Big Spring, Texas, USA


\r?\n> devon warner <> wrote:



\r?\n> hey group,

\r?\n> does this look like a Falcon Merckx? the thing has a

\r?\n> kickstand and a rear refelctor. and does it look to any of

\r?\n> you like the fork is bent back, as in crashed?

\r?\n> -devon warner

\r?\n> san francisco, CA, USA