1973 Eddy Merckx
Doreen Goniu has owned this beautiful 1973 Eddy Merckx Falcon from new.
Here is it's resurrection at Yellow Jersey. Ernie Clements, the brains
of the Falcon organization, designed good handling road bikes in the classic
era. He's among the first designers to acheive cult status ( as opposed to
victorious racers and actual builders). This mid-range Reynolds bike shows
his comfortable stage race geometry with clean simple English lines. The timeless
Prugnat lugs, Wagner fork crown and of course Reynolds 531 tubes are all done in
Eddy's team orange
We provide a full range of frame services
We also do custom fabrication and painting services
Another Eddy Merckx Falcon
Here are some bits about Ernie Clements sent to us by Mr Norman Kilgariff
Found a printout from rec.bicycles.racing dated 7 Nov 1999 from
Re: Ernie Clements:
Hi, Ernie now trades at Ledbury, Herefordshire. If anyone knows frame design and construction, it's Mr Clements!
Walter Rixon, Wellington Wheelers, V.C. Sevale.
Other notes I made:
Ernie was born in Hadley but lived most of his younger days in
Ernie cycled for Great Britain in the Olympic games of 1948 in
he won the Silver medal.
He set up a cycle shop in Old Park and was very successful in
the cycling circles.
1951 Brighton to Glasgow, Stage one was Brighton to London, won
by Ernie Clements from Wolverhampton.
Extract from 'A Ketley Mon' by Terry Lowe
The Ketley skyline has changed drastically, Forge Row, Ketley
Offices and Days Buildings replaced by Sandbrook and a petrol
station and tyre depot. Gone forever the score of shops and
pubs that once dotted the main road. Names that were common 50
years ago, Dunnings store, Beards Butchers, Alf Whittinghams
grocers, Ernie Clements cycle shop and Archie Greens post office
are all history. The only time you will hear of them is when
two or more older Ketley folk are gathered together, probably
over a pint!
We do all kinds of frame repair here. . . and promptly!
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