Re: [CR] Re Falcon Professional.......and DAWES

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From: "kevin sayles" <kevinsayles@tiscali.co.uk>
To: "Dean Kernan" <dkernan@mindspring.com>, "Classicrendezvous@Bikelist. Org" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
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Date: Sat, 17 Apr 2010 18:13:37 +0100
Subject: Re: [CR] Re Falcon Professional.......and DAWES


Of course Sid Barras once rode for the 'DAWES Watertech team'......and I know for sure his race frame was a Steve Woodrup built custom job........as was his frames when he rode for Bantel and also Viking.......but I can't recall us [Woodrup's] making his Falcon team frames?

cheers
Kevin Sayles
Bridgwater Somerset UK


----- Original Message -----
From: Dean Kernan
To: "Classicrendezvous@Bikelist. Org"
Sent: Saturday, April 17, 2010 2:35 PM
Subject: [CR] Re Falcon Professional



> Barrie wrote:
> "maybe its a FKW, or even....a D.... Cant say it."
>
> Nice to know about the builders of the Falcon professional frames.
>
> How was the Sid Barras bike decaled? (I'm only familiar with the earlier
> team bikes that had the top tube /down tube panels like the early 70s San
> Remos.)
>
> And what is a "FKW"?
>
> And are you and Billie suggesting this is a re-badged Dawes?
>
> More generally, did Falcon subcontract frame production to other makers?
>
> I assumed that the decals on the OP's bike were authentic (including the
> Cro-Moly sticker)--and I have seen a slightly later "Ernie Clements" that
> used those Bocama style lugs and rear stay attachment even though these
> were
> both a departure from the early '70s models.
>
> I never thought that it was a pro team bike, but that it was a stock bike
> that was being sold as "Professional" to cafe racer types.
>
> Any or all information greatfully appreciated, since at some point I will
> need to re-write my Falcon piece on Sheldon's site.

>

> Dean Kernan

>

> Pomona, New York