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    vintage Alan (x2) a Concorde Alura and a 531 Gitane

    Time to make some room in the guest bedroom., so about 20 frames have to go.

    I thought I would start with the oddities, if I could figure out a value on them
    or even just some approximate dates on these frames.

    Early Concorde Alura all aluminum frame and forks
    http://picasaweb.google.com/lugwork/...C55TtAluminum#

    70s(?) Alan aluminum
    http://picasaweb.google.com/lugwork/BlueAlan5656#

    Now, granted the clamp on the toptube lug is a bit strange, but I cannot see anything wrong with the lug. there are no obvious cracks.

    http://picasaweb.google.com/lugwork/SilverAlan5253#

    This Gitane Racing Team in Reynolds 531 has clearly seen better days, but it still strikes me as a very cool looking frame.
    http://picasaweb.google.com/lugwork/...44289348546482
    check out the rear dropouts on this. what was THAT all about?
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    The clamp on the blue Alan looks like the remnants of a pump peg...The Concorde is hecka sexy. Love the neon fade. If it was smaller you'd have a pm from me right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kpug505 View Post
    The clamp on the blue Alan looks like the remnants of a pump peg.
    Now THAT is very clever. I hadn't thought of it and ... it makes perfect sense given that peg sticking out there. Good eye. Thanks!

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    I was thinking the same thing "I hope this a pump peg"



    if you can stretch the Gitane out a 59/60ish we'll talk LOL

    PF this also give me an idea for some pegless frames
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    I too have a 531 gitane with simplex all the way and fully original very much like yours a true 70's bike that's for sure.

    A nice bike with overall nice simplex parts and lovely darkblue color with some sparkles in them wich is a fantastic combination with the yellow decals all over the frame.

    Yes, the rear dropouts are very special and i love them just because they are so diffirent.

    Sadly thought they don't bring in any cash despite being a 531 frame.

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    Hi pstock,

    How much do you intend to sell your 'Early Concorde Alura all aluminum frame and forks' please?

    Can you ship to Singapore?

    Best regards,
    Roger

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