This past weekend I finished working on this Falcon Black Diamond.
Rehabbing this bike was a learning process: working in a new shop, ordering parts from different companies, and using parts I wasn’t familiar with. I’m glad I’ve had this this project during the slower season to learn new patterns of movement.
Nearly everything on the frame is new and it rides like a steel dream. It was a bike that many shops probably won’t fix, and I understand why: weird cable stops, unique fork widths, parts seized to one another, and rust. Oh, the rust. However, I find immense value in refurbishing bikes from this era. And in the end, the customer gets a road bike that rides just as nicely as a new bike for half the cost and with double the character.