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Post  twarren.mechanic@gmail.co on Thu May 04, 2017 10:33 pm

Hi guys I have just acquired a Francis Barnett trials to restore which I believe to be around 1954 but my confusion begins with the frame number begins with UU can't seem to find any listed with double uu,s hope someone might be able to shed some light on it thanks in advance

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Post  Cruiser79 on Thu May 04, 2017 11:31 pm

The Goddard book lists the UUM prefix as a 1954 Falcon 67 Series 2 with an 8E villiers engine, would have started life as a road bike by the looks of it
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Post  piston 197 on Fri May 05, 2017 5:59 am

The UU designation denotes
U 1954
2nd U series II  model 67 Falcon ( roller bearings in hubs)
There then should be a M for Falcon

Frame numbers for "U" prefixes are
U = kestrel 66 plunger framed 125
UTM trials model 62
UTMS scrambles model 64
UMSO Falcon 65 overseas ( early tril bike)
UM Falcon 67 roadbike series I
UUM Falcon 67 roadbike series II

The Falcon67 with the UU frame number lends itself to the creation of a trials machine and indeed many have been converted ( I have 2) the steering headstock is 26 1/2 Deg same as a modern trials bike.

So your bike started as a road going model, but still makes a very competitive trials bike

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Post  twarren.mechanic@gmail.co on Fri May 05, 2017 6:35 am

Thankyou JH that's a great help

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