Age Erinie Clements Falcon Simplex Competition derailleurp

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by heathcat, Sep 16, 2003.

  1. heathcat

    heathcat New Member

    Sep 16, 2003
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    I recently purchased an older Falcon Bicycle with
    decals and stem-tube plate stating "designed by Ernie
    Clements." I spent a good deal of time researching
    the bike on the Internet, but have found no useful
    dating information.

    One unique feature of the bike is its Simplex front
    derailleur. This derailleur mounts directly to the
    seat-tube and uses no cable. It's either a "Simplex
    Competition" or very similar model. Some web-sites
    made reference to this as a "suicide" derailleur, as
    it takes focus from the road to operate.

    The serial number of the bike is X 25118. Can you
    provide a manufacture date or any other useful
    information regarding this lovely old racer.

    I would appreciate any assistance you could provid