The Falcon Flies

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.

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2 thoughts on “The Falcon Flies

  1. Adrian MacGregor March 11, 2018 — 12:11 am

    What a great looking ride, Will. Good job on the restoration, Will. It was great to meet you today at your he Grand Opening.

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    1. It was great to meet you too Adrian. Thanks for stopping by and showing your support! And yes, the Falcon was a really fun project to work on. It looks like I have a few more restorations of this caliper in the works. Stay tuned!

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