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    ILOVEOLDBIKES gwhunter's Avatar
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    Goodwill Alan Find

    Here is my latest GW find.. I don't know much about the campy componants, but I would think these are not the high end stuff, correct ? The bike seat tube has Super 386 on it, does anyone know what this references ? Anyway for 10.00 I couldn't pass it up.. Hope you guys like it as much as I ..
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    If I own it, I ride it CV-6's Avatar
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    Correct, not high end, but definitely funtional. A nice find, especially the price. Not often you find one complete and relatively unmolested.
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    Wow, That is one lucky find. A can of Mothers aluminum polish and you will be stylin with your own flexible flyer. Word of warning if your going to try riding hands off the bars put your knee on the top tube. It stops the shimmying. Alan's are a ball to ride. Good luck with yours

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    You have a full Victory Group, not record but still a very nice looking short run highly functional group and it is sweet that it looks complete.
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    Those 25mm aero seatposts are somewhat hard to come by and is certainly worth more than $10. Nice find!

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    I'm envious and would like to punch you in the ribs.

    Ten dollars. You lucky SOB (son of a biker).
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    I like the seatpost lug.

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    ALAN made some bikes with Guerciotti labels. I picked up a like-new one recently on CL, and paid $300 for it. Mine came with a full Dura-Ace group, except the crank (which was Specialized) and a camp BB and headset.

    They are light and fast, and good climbers. For $10, I'd say you stole it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbossman
    ALAN made some bikes with Guerciotti labels. I picked up a like-new one recently on CL, and paid $300 for it. Mine came with a full Dura-Ace group, except the crank (which was Specialized) and a camp BB and headset.

    They are light and fast, and good climbers. For $10, I'd say you stole it.

    Mine:

    Oh wow I like that one !! Myself I've always been partial to the Paramounts and until recently I finally bought one,and (LOVE IT !) but I can't wait to take this baby out on a club ride this weekend.. This bike needed nothing, but I will probably will put some new bar tape to my likings.

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    BigBossMan, that is beautiful! I would love and Alan cross frame but in my size it would probably behave like a frame made from pool noodles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbossman
    ALAN made some bikes with Guerciotti labels.
    Darn it! Why did you have to bring that up? One of the LBS's (not the one I got the 4 steel Guerciottis from) has one of these Alan-made Guerciotti framesets in red, NOS. I've been lusting after it for ages now, but I'm not willing to pay his outragous $300 price tag for it.

    Can just imagine Super Record mixed with that red frameset...beautiful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cudak888
    Darn it! Why did you have to bring that up? One of the LBS's (not the one I got the 4 steel Guerciottis from) has one of these Alan-made Guerciotti framesets in red, NOS. I've been lusting after it for ages now, but I'm not willing to pay his outragous $300 price tag for it.

    Can just imagine Super Record mixed with that red frameset...beautiful!

    -Kurt
    Weeeell now....if it is indeed NOS, $300 is not all that outrageous. Have you tried waving a couple of C-notes under his nose? Or is that more than you want to pay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CV-6
    Weeeell now....if it is indeed NOS, $300 is not all that outrageous. Have you tried waving a couple of C-notes under his nose? Or is that more than you want to pay.
    As much as I'd hate to do it (this LBS is notoriously overpriced, and I viciously make it a point to the owner whenever possible), I'd go $250, provided I could unload one of those Guerciotti framesets of mine for $250 - at least I wouldn't feel too bad about the splurge.

    One other thing though - how's the ride on the aluminum Alans, and just how well do they hold together? I'm a bit wary of aluminum, always been one for steel.

    Take care,

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    nice score !

    $10 is outrageous !!

    $300 for NOS is not outrageous ! sounds like he has a pretty good idea of what it's worth to you if you're within $50 of buying it

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    Quote Originally Posted by coelcanth
    $300 for NOS is not outrageous ! sounds like he has a pretty good idea of what it's worth to you if you're within $50 of buying it
    Yea, but after seeing him price Tange forks at $75, Huret Duopar RDs at $45, Campag Victory cranksets at $120, and other various overpricing, I get ticked off at the slightest of overpricing with this fellow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cudak888
    Darn it! Why did you have to bring that up? One of the LBS's (not the one I got the 4 steel Guerciottis from) has one of these Alan-made Guerciotti framesets in red, NOS. -Kurt
    Lok what I found, catalogs for the ALAN bikes:

    Blue (like mine), and red (like the one you're lusting after). Plus a couple of other sheets:

    http://bulgier.net/pics/bike/Catalog...i85(tsd)/7.jpg
    http://bulgier.net/pics/bike/Catalog...i85(tsd)/6.jpg
    http://bulgier.net/pics/bike/Catalog.../Alan%20SR.JPG
    http://bulgier.net/pics/bike/Catalog...Alan%20SR2.jpg

    As well as a whole treasure trove of vintage bike catalogs:
    http://bulgier.net/pics/bike/
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbossman
    Lok what I found, catalogs for the ALAN bikes:

    Blue (like mine), and red (like the one you're lusting after).
    Nope - the one I'm lusting after is Candy Apple Red metallic, not dark maroon.

    -Kurt

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    bigbossman: other than the tacky bar tape that alan you have is really sweet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cudak888
    As much as I'd hate to do it (this LBS is notoriously overpriced, and I viciously make it a point to the owner whenever possible), I'd go $250, provided I could unload one of those Guerciotti framesets of mine for $250 - at least I wouldn't feel too bad about the splurge.

    One other thing though - how's the ride on the aluminum Alans, and just how well do they hold together? I'm a bit wary of aluminum, always been one for steel.

    Take care,

    -Kurt

    This one has been mine since about 1976 and it has some pretty serious miles on it. I replaced the original fork with a newer Alan fork somewhere in the 80's just for piece of mind. This one is the father of GWhunting's and big boss man's bikes

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    Quote Originally Posted by divineAndbright
    bigbossman: other than the tacky bar tape that alan you have is really sweet!
    I don't like it, either. That's what was on it when I bought it, and I haven't got around to changing it yet. I'll probably end up puttng some white tape on it - I've been on a white tape binge lately.
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    i really like the gold alans !
    here's a cool conversion i saw on ebay a while ago..
    campy bmx cranks, brooks, moustache barz.. not bad !
    i almost bought it @ $400.. i think it went just over...

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    Quote Originally Posted by coelcanth
    i really like the gold alans !
    here's a cool conversion i saw on ebay a while ago..
    campy bmx cranks, brooks, moustache barz.. not bad !
    i almost bought it @ $400.. i think it went just over...
    What did they do to it to fit the narrow hub in back? Hope they didn't cold-set the frame or bend it...if they did, kiss that frame goodbye, for someone got themselves in the deep poo-poo. Don't ever bend aluminum!

    -Kurt

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    what narrow hub is that ?
    120mm track hub, same spacing as 5-speed ?
    if it's 126mm it would not rquire much in the way of washers

    anyway in retrospect i seem to recall it was a singlespeed conversion

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    Quote Originally Posted by svt4cam
    This one has been mine since about 1976 and it has some pretty serious miles on it. I replaced the original fork with a newer Alan fork somewhere in the 80's just for piece of mind. This one is the father of GWhunting's and big boss man's bikes
    Nice! What size is that? Curious how it rides since I would expect the bigger the ALANs the more flexible they become.
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    Goodwill Alan for $10?! You could sell that bike tommorrow for $250 easily. Ebay would bring $300+. You've got a C-Record seatpost on there which is worth money itself (I'm pretty sure all 25.0's were Record). The rest is Victory which is actually nice stuff and growing in popularity. Alans and Vitus alu frames are great lightweights.

    Is that Goodwill in the boonies? It's unheard of to get a bike like that in an SF Goodwill...the employees would simply take it first.

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