57cm Falcon c.1960 Vintage Road Bike Frame

✓ Original vintage frame - built in the 1960s
✓ Suitable for historic cycling events such as L'Eroica
✓ Thoroughly checked over & photographed in detail
✓ Worldwide shipping

Designed by British great Ernie Clements, Falcon built lovely quality, nicely finished but affordable frames by hand up until the 1980s. The firm was amongst a number of good quality frame builders in Britain at the time and their bikes were generally built with Reynolds and had quick, race-bred handling inspired by Ernie's racing career. Falcon were also great cycle-sports advocates sponsoring the British National professional team for many years, including reputedly building Tom Simpson's race bikes.

This lovely 1960s Falcon frameset is built with Nervex lugs, delicate pencil seat stays and still mostly sports its original transfers. The early style horizontal dropouts without a gear hanger but with mudguards eyes make it very versatile meaning it could be built in any number of ways.

If you're taking part in L'Eroica or any other vintage event, this frame is of the correct age, so you won't be disqualified for being a rule breaker!

The frame's been carefully checked by one of our mechanics to confirm the alignment's correct and there's no damage to the threads. If there are any minor issues worth noting we will do so in the overview section below. Please take a good look at the detailed photos so you can see the cosmetic condition of the frame before you buy.


Era - 1960s
Country - United Kingdom
Frame Material - Steel
Weight - 3.335 kg
Stock Code - U-F-R9V


Size Guide* - Medium/Large (Approx 33 1/2" Inside Leg)
Seat Tube (ctc) - 57 cm
Top Tube (ctc) - 57 cm
Head Tube - 162 mm
Chainstay Length - 44 cm
Wheelbase - 102.5 cm

*This is just a guide, not a guarantee the frame will fit as every rider is different. If you're unsure of your size we'd always recommend trying out a bike with similar frame dimensions first.


Rear Spacing - 120 mm
Front Spacing - 91 mm
Seatpost Diameter - 26.2 mm
Wheel Size - 27"
Brake Fixing - External Hex Nut
Brake Drop - 60 mm
Bottom Bracket Thread - English/British/ISO Thread
Headset Thread - Standard ISO (24 TPI - British/Italian)
Headset Stack Height - 35 mm
Fork Crown Race - 26.4 mm (ISO)
Shifter Fittings - Downtube Band-On
Headtube Internal Diameter - 30.2 mm
Steerer Internal Diameter - 22.2 mm (Standard)


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