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Old 01-09-22, 06:54 PM
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Spent a lot of thought and effort into this build, but it just sits in the basement...perhaps I'll sell it this summer. The top tube guides were rebuild be a local frame-builder...2/3 were broken.

A mix of Campagnolo components.
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Old 01-09-22, 08:40 PM
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Old 01-09-22, 08:44 PM
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Originally Posted by thedriveside View Post

Spent a lot of thought and effort into this build, but it just sits in the basement...perhaps I'll sell it this summer. The top tube guides were rebuild be a local frame-builder...2/3 were broken.

A mix of Campagnolo components.
That is stunning ! .
The red looks like it has been kept away from the dreaded UV .
Coincidentally I have two of these top tube cable guides in my spares :-)

Thanks for sharing
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Old 01-09-22, 10:31 PM
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Thanks! As the story was told to me, it was a NOS frame that had some 'storage damage' to the top tube. There's a scratch hiding under the downtube decal - if you look closely, you'll notice that they're reproduction stickers.
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the red looks fantastic, I just hope you decide to ride it instead of selling it
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Old 01-10-22, 10:37 AM
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You don't see an Alan mtb so often, so ... to whom it may concern.
This one has left the building today.















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Old 01-10-22, 10:56 PM
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Have seen a Alan frame / Guerciotti decal locally advertised for not a lot of money .
The only hitch is a repair to dropout .

Any thoughts on how safe this would be ?


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Found another picture of the Flexible Flyer/the Italian Job …
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The Italian Job … also known as the Flexible Flyer . 1986 Alan Record Carbonio, 57cm.
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Old 01-11-22, 07:23 AM
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Originally Posted by 1simplexnut View Post
Have seen a Alan frame / Guerciotti decal locally advertised for not a lot of money .
The only hitch is a repair to dropout .

Any thoughts on how safe this would be ?


I got a frame with the same issue.



I've never ridden it but I'll ask the former owner if he did ride it after welding. He was a sub-top amateur rider in those days, often the winner of the peloton sprint.
The one holding the bike on the left.



And he's the father of the winner of the Grand Départ in the Tour de France, Bruxelles, 2019.
Strong guy.
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Old 01-11-22, 12:28 PM
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1simplexnut I got an answer. He didn't ride himself on the bike since the welding but several people did, without any problem.
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Originally Posted by 1simplexnut View Post
Have seen a Alan frame / Guerciotti decal locally advertised for not a lot of money .
The only hitch is a repair to dropout .

Any thoughts on how safe this would be ?


I would ride it, but I have been known to make questionable decisions
if you do get it, keep a keen eye on that repair and you should be fine, but I aint guaranteeing anything
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Originally Posted by 1simplexnut View Post
Have seen a Alan frame / Guerciotti decal locally advertised for not a lot of money .
The only hitch is a repair to dropout .

Any thoughts on how safe this would be ?


That weld looks pretty good. I suspect it's just as strong as it was, before it cracked apart.
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Originally Posted by Chombi1 View Post
That weld looks pretty good. I suspect it's just as strong as it was, before it cracked apart.
Hi all, thanks for the feedback ,
Will reach out to the seller andd see what happens .
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Old 01-23-22, 02:13 PM
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Serial number or frame number, that's the question.
How important is the number under the bottom bracket?
Below an attempt to clarify.

Serial number of frame number?
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I bought one that had a repaired dropout similar to the one pictured above, It held for at least 1k miles before the seat tube broke at the BB. I then had that welded and it was fine for a while until it developed a creak that I could never find. At that point I decided it was time to retire the bike and finally get a good look at the construction of the joints.
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Old 02-02-22, 03:26 PM
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Originally Posted by brandonk View Post
I bought one that had a repaired dropout similar to the one pictured above, It held for at least 1k miles before the seat tube broke at the BB. I then had that welded and it was fine for a while until it developed a creak that I could never find. At that point I decided it was time to retire the bike and finally get a good look at the construction of the joints.
Thnx for sharing.
Possibly the heat from the welding loosened the glue in the bracket lug.
It looks like a big size frame.
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You don't see an Alan mtb so often, so ... to whom it may concern.
This one has left the building today.
Very cool. Any idea when it was made? I wonder what part were specc'ed on it?
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Originally Posted by romperrr View Post
Very cool. Any idea when it was made? I wonder what part were specc'ed on it?
About 1990. You mean 'specc'ed' as engraved lugs? Nope, none. There are mtb's who do have.



And on the headlug too. I saw pictures with engraved forkcrown.
But this is for sure Alan, all the small details are correct.
This is from the 1992 catalog.



I still own another, also no engravements on the lugs.

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About 1990. You mean 'specc'ed' as engraved lugs? Nope, none.
Thanks for the feedback. I meant specc'ed like what parts were OEM on the bike. Looking at the catalog, it appears they were sold as framesets. Good to know.
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Originally Posted by brandonk View Post

Finally I know what they mean by "screwed and glued": thanks to this photo, I can see that the tube ends and insides of the BB shell are actually threaded!

Thanks for your effort and sacrifice so that we're able to see the secrets of 70s Italian aluminum frame technology laid bare

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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude View Post
Finally I know what they mean by "screwed and glued": thanks to this photo, I can see that the tube ends and insides of the BB shell are actually threaded!

Thanks for your effort and sacrifice so that we're able to see the secrets of 70s Italian aluminum frame technology laid bare

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Glad to get a few last bits of use out of a great bike. Also have 1 good top tube cable guide if anyone here wants it.
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Originally Posted by brandonk View Post
Glad to get a few last bits of use out of a great bike. Also have 1 good top tube cable guide if anyone here wants it.
It's great to be useful till the end ...
About the inside of Alan I can contribute this, head tube-down tube lug of a Super Record.











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Maybe you missed this thread here,
Road Test/Bike Review (1985) ALAN Carbonio
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This arrived today from London, England.
For my Corsa Super Alu LS as you see.

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Super Record 1983 in Ukrainian colors (as it was before that war)
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