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Old 10-31-23, 07:22 PM
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Alan road bike gathering dust

Hi all,
First time poster here trying to get a better understanding of my long time dust collector hanging in the shed.
I purchased this bike about 20 years ago for about $1,500 AUD when I was a keen cyclist in the city, but due to changing circumstances it has literally hung on the wall for the past 10 years gathering dust (as shown in the pics).
I'm curious to know if this is the kind of bike that gains or loses value and estimate its current worth. I'm hoping my son may take an interest in it, as its a good size for him now being about 6'4".
It needs a bit of a tidy up, but was always a pleasure to ride back in the day and is loaded with quality parts. Before I go and fix the cosmetics and basics, I'd like to know if I'm wasting my money on it or not.

P.S. - Looks like I am not allowed to post links or attachments as a newbie.
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Complete Alan glued & screwed Ti frame 59 x 58 - Serial# 151871
Campagnolo Daytona 10sp gear set (53/39) & 175mm cranks
Record hubs

I'll try to get some photos up here somehow.

Thanks in advance
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If i reply to myself 10 times, am i entitled to upload pics & links?
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It is hard to say much without them pictures. Make sure you capture the crank side of the bike.
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Originally Posted by abdon
It is hard to say much without them pictures. Make sure you capture the crank side of the bike.
Will do. I have added a bunch of pics to my profile and tried to add them into the gallery but i dont really know how to use this forum yet. Looks like I will have to write a few more replies.
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa
I am not familiar with the brand and what they are worth but it should clean up and present nicely. A benefit to selling as a whole versus breaking it up is the completeness and condition of the components. I am assuming it's a period group set.
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Originally Posted by BMC_Kid
I am not familiar with the brand and what they are worth but it should clean up and present nicely. A benefit to selling as a whole versus breaking it up is the completeness and condition of the components. I am assuming it's a period group set.
Thanks for the replies. It will clean up nicely indeed and only needs some cosmetic replacements. From what i can gather online when Campy first introduced this group in 2000 or 2001 it was called Daytona. The following year they changed the name to Centaur. Apparently due to some trademark issues with the Daytona name.
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As you are in Australia and many of the folks on this forum are in the USA it might be hard to give you decent advice. That's a nice Alan, with good components. Those were neat bikes, and are good riders. It will likely need going over, possibly new cables, likely new tires, etc. It should definitely at least be cleaned before you try to sell it. Here in my area of the US that might bring USD $500 to $600 cleaned up and ride-ready. As it is it will appeal primarily to the bottom feeders who will want a bargain -- you'll probably see some of them here saying USD $200- $250! No idea what the market is in Australia though. If your son is actually interested in riding it that's the way to go. Good luck.
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Though I loved my Alan, I found it to be too flexible for me, a 220 lb. guy at the time of ownership. Would I buy another one? Yup, I tip the scales at 180 or a tad less these days...
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Neat bike.
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The titanium tubing is uncommon. Would give an interesting ride I think.
does need a detail to obtain full value.
‘I would contact the fellow who runs the cyclomondo bike graphics eBay and web store front. He is a serious collector, this bike is unique enough that I bet he would be interested or know who would be.
I know Australia is a big place, no idea how that factors into it.

cost to international ship now is just silly.
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Originally Posted by repechage
The titanium tubing is uncommon. Would give an interesting ride I think.
does need a detail to obtain full value.
I would contact the fellow who runs the cyclomondo bike graphics eBay and web store front. He is a serious collector, this bike is unique enough that I bet he would be interested or know who would be.
I know Australia is a big place, no idea how that factors into it.

cost to international ship now is just silly.
Interesting. I didn't catch that the frame was titanium.
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Yes this one is very interesting not many mixed metal bonded TI bikes were made by Alan. Based on there other stuff I would expect this one to have a great ride quality and curb under 20lbs so it is something a bit special.
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The Alan that came my way did not, I believe, have titanium tubes. At repechage, why do you think the tubes are titanium? The one bike to come my way, sporting a titanium top tube, was this old Skyway roadster that I picked up at a yard sale one day a several years ago...



This bike identified the titanium tube and fork crown as titanium - look at the black stripes at the front of the top tube and on the fork crown. Not sure if that was an industry standard though.

As for ride quality - being a road bike rider, I did not find the Skyway's ride appealing. The OP's Alan, on the other hand, will prove to be very satisfying.
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Finally something rare shows up on BF and nobody notices

Legend has it that Alan only made at most a few handfuls of these.
I imagine that for an Alan collector this would be the ultimate collection piece.
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Originally Posted by Gigantor67
Thanks for the replies. It will clean up nicely indeed and only needs some cosmetic replacements. From what i can gather online when Campy first introduced this group in 2000 or 2001 it was called Daytona. The following year they changed the name to Centaur. Apparently due to some trademark issues with the Daytona name.
Exactly correct. Centaur was originally supposed to be a touring group...I think, but they shifted Centaur when they dumped the MTB market.

Much like Columbus losing Matrix and coming up with Cromor a year later.
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Agreed, I have some pics ready to go. Just need to make 10 comments/posts before i can add them. Only 3 to go after this post. Thanks for your reply.
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Originally Posted by Mackers
Finally something rare shows up on BF and nobody notices

Legend has it that Alan only made at most a few handfuls of these.
I imagine that for an Alan collector this would be the ultimate collection piece.
Thanks for the reply. Its a beautiful ride indeed and deserves better than hanging on my wall.
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Originally Posted by zukahn1
Yes this one is very interesting not many mixed metal bonded TI bikes were made by Alan. Based on there other stuff I would expect this one to have a great ride quality and curb under 20lbs so it is something a bit special.
Indeed it's a pleasure to ride, and attracted quite a lot of interest back in the day.
At this stage i plan to clean it up and fit some new tyres & tape as a minimum. Ill post some before & after pics
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Originally Posted by repechage
The titanium tubing is uncommon. Would give an interesting ride I think.
does need a detail to obtain full value.
I would contact the fellow who runs the cyclomondo bike graphics eBay and web store front. He is a serious collector, this bike is unique enough that I bet he would be interested or know who would be.
I know Australia is a big place, no idea how that factors into it.

cost to international ship now is just silly.
Thank you Repechage, some good tips in there.
I may contact the cyclomondo guy about suitable decals etc, but it would also be nice to gauge an accurate value once cleaned up.

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