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by Fat Boy Riding
16 Sep 2015, 1:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Info please, re Italian 'Alan' aluminium road-bike framesets
Replies: 55
Views: 24268

Re: Info please, re Italian 'Alan' aluminium road-bike frame

Hi DonMattas I've responded to you question but in essence what you have is a Super Record which were made from circa 1978 onwards - although your frame is missing the top tube cable eyes which were on all of my early frames Campagnolo Record or Super Record 6 speed would be consistent with the age ...
by Fat Boy Riding
21 Mar 2010, 2:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Repairing Bora rims??
Replies: 1
Views: 476

Repairing Bora rims??

Just ridden a 2-up TT and potholed my front Bora - and it now has a crack in the rim edge, does anyone know if these can be repaired? If so by whom?
by Fat Boy Riding
21 Sep 2009, 2:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike Insurance - for vintage bikes
Replies: 3
Views: 288

Bike Insurance - for vintage bikes

Help folks...........please I've now got 3 Alan bikes plus an old 531 steel which is over 30 years old, the oldest Alan is an '82, Campag record throughout with velocity wheels, '93 actually six months old bought and built in April on a never before built frame with Campag Titanium Record with Mavic...
by Fat Boy Riding
16 Jun 2009, 3:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Info please, re Italian 'Alan' aluminium road-bike framesets
Replies: 55
Views: 24268

Re: Info please, re Italian 'Alan' aluminium road-bike framesets

Yes, I'm an ALAN enthusiast, because of all the bikes I've owned and ridden and that includes a classic 1957 Claud Butler (built by the man), a Condor (531c),a Falcon (753), Ive never ridden anything quite as comfortable as an ALAN. I was always a steel man until I discovered ALAN, aluminium is extr...
by Fat Boy Riding
27 Mar 2009, 6:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Info please, re Italian 'Alan' aluminium road-bike framesets
Replies: 55
Views: 24268

Re: Info please, re Italian 'Alan' aluminium road-bike framesets

Pigman,

Love your humour ! Just as well it was their father who started the business.
Framed, if you are still reading this, then why not go for 8 speed which whilst a bit rare were built to battleship standard, at least Campag Record was !
by Fat Boy Riding
22 Mar 2009, 4:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Info please, re Italian 'Alan' aluminium road-bike framesets
Replies: 55
Views: 24268

Re: Info please, re Italian 'Alan' aluminium road-bike framesets

Sorry Framed, Forgot to mention one thing, if you haven't already discovered, the seat post diameter is 25 mm, as opposed to the usual 27.2 or 26.8, which makes for a challenge finding one.
by Fat Boy Riding
22 Mar 2009, 1:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Info please, re Italian 'Alan' aluminium road-bike framesets
Replies: 55
Views: 24268

Re: Info please, re Italian 'Alan' aluminium road-bike framesets

Hi Framed, It sounds like you have a Super Record the rear brake cable routes through little aluminium eyes that are screwed on the top tube which should also be oval in the middle (which originates from cyclocross design and makes putting the bike on your shoulder more comfortable), if you have peg...
by Fat Boy Riding
21 Mar 2009, 2:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Info please, re Italian 'Alan' aluminium road-bike framesets
Replies: 55
Views: 24268

Re: Info please, re Italian 'Alan' aluminium road-bike framesets

Hi Framed, Each of my frames has a different type of fork, the newest has the d shaped fork with an Italia sloping crown, the Record has round forks with Alan pantographed on the Italia sloping crown, and the '82 Super Record has round forks and an Alan pantographed crown. None of the forks has give...
by Fat Boy Riding
21 Mar 2009, 11:27am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Info please, re Italian 'Alan' aluminium road-bike framesets
Replies: 55
Views: 24268

Re: Info please, re Italian 'Alan' aluminium road-bike framesets

Hi Framed, sorry that should read 'bracket', there is also a serial number on the bottom bracket but these numbers have nothing to do with the year of manufacture. The earliest your frame could be is 1972, in which case if it is new old stock, it is probably collectable. I would be interested to kno...
by Fat Boy Riding
21 Mar 2009, 10:31am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Info please, re Italian 'Alan' aluminium road-bike framesets
Replies: 55
Views: 24268

Re: Info please, re Italian 'Alan' aluminium road-bike framesets

Hi There, The anodised blue is superb, I know as my '82 is just that. Framed, Alan bikes were created in 1972, the date stamp is on the seat tube usually just below the seat bolt on early ones it had, as an example 'ALAN782' which indicates it was built in July '82, which my blue one has, the detail...
by Fat Boy Riding
20 Mar 2009, 12:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Info please, re Italian 'Alan' aluminium road-bike framesets
Replies: 55
Views: 24268

Re: Info please, re Italian 'Alan' aluminium road-bike framesets

Hi There, ALAN bike are still in manufacture, in fact I was emailing Alberto Falconi yesterday (he is the AL in Alan the AN is his sister Anna) I own three Alan frames and have ridden thousands of miles on the earliest which was made in '82, with not a single problem (and I weigh 105 kilos) I have r...