1963 Falcon San Remo Equipe

1963 Falcon San Remo Equipe

Specification of 1963 Falcon San Remo Equipe:

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  • Frame: Reynolds 531 butted tubing, forks and stays; Huret dropouts; Campagnolo headset
  • Crankset: Campagnolo Record Strada; 151mm BCD (Note: Stronglight 49D with TA chainrings fitted to this bike)
  • Pedals: Campagnolo Record
  • Gears: Huret Allvit front and rear derailleurs and shifters. 5-speed freewheel.
  • Wheels: Weinmann rims on Campagnolo Record LF hubs
  • Brakes: Weinmann Vainqueur 999 centre-pull brakeset with GB top-tube brake cable clips.
  • Handlebars and Stem: Ambrosio Champion
  • Saddle and Seatpost: Brooks on Campagnolo Record seatpost 27.2 mm diameter

Comments:

Mick Stallard was the son of Percy Stallard, who was a key figure in establishing road racing in Britain.  It seems like Mick Stallard regularly raced on Falcon bikes (see bottom picture on this page from 1964) and he ultimately turned professional with the Falcon team.  “Falcon San Remo Equipe” generally conjures up visions of the later pale blue, fully Campagnolo-equipped bikes of the late 1960s, early 70s, but for a few years in the first half of the 1960s, the team (Equipe) used Huret gears as on this bike, together with a number of Campagnolo components.  The frame of this bike changed hands a couple of times and is now built up with a few deviations from the original specification.

Additional Photos:

1963 Falcon San Remo Equipe

1963 Falcon San Remo Equipe

1963 Falcon San Remo Equipe

1963 Falcon San Remo Equipe

 

Photo of Mick Stallard riding his similar but Campagnolo-geared 1964 Falcon San Remo Equipe:

Mick Stallard 1964

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