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Screwed & Glued, ALAN picture thread

Old 08-04-15, 08:27 PM
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Screwed & Glued, ALAN picture thread

love them or hate them there is something about them post up some pics of your ALAN and/or variations
along with the story behind your bike, every bike has a story, and where the &^%$ can I find a 25.0 seat post?!?!?!?!
my first one was a used gold early model, it was stolen this one I bought new from bike warehouse around 1978
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Old 08-05-15, 03:00 AM
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Be glad to add my one and only Alan to this new thread:





1985 Record Carbonio.
My best riding/handling bike so far, so count me in as an Alan believer.

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I am an ALAN fan but the bicycles are not designed for a guy my size. Here is the ALANI built up a few years ago...

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Old 08-05-15, 08:29 AM
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It's new but the uno-248 comes in 25.0 and it's pretty innocuous.
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Old 08-05-15, 08:58 AM
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Mehhh.... there still a lot of 25.0 seatpost for sale at eBay. Only things you need to decide is which one and how much you are willing to spend for it
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Old 08-06-15, 01:29 AM
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Came to me with an all over coat of grey spray paint . Was originally black annodised tubing but was seriously worn underneath all the grey spray .
Had what I thought was a nice unfluted 25mm seat post . Then I pulled it from frame and some wonk had cut about 2 inches off it . (luckily I had a spare )
It is a record ? frame with the oval top tube . On the small side for me but still a fun project .
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Old 11-16-21, 05:01 AM
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There seems no 'Show us your Alan' thread around here. There are some threads but (typically!) the most successful are the one about re-branded Alans and the ones about cracked lugs.
Bein' a Alan-lover that really hurts ... the screwed and glued bikes deserve more than that.
I'd like to see pictures of Alans and discussions about the great or terrible flex, welded or not welded lugs, wrapped, painted or bare frames, Campa, Shimano, Mavic or otherwise equiped.
So, show us your Alan! Gather them, bring them together, re-branded or not, cracked or not, alu or not, carbonio or not. Leave the steel ones out, they don't exist.
I got some so I will post them here too, calm and easy, givin' you all the opportunity to post them and also keepin' this thread alive, at least for a while.



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Old 11-16-21, 07:08 AM
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Don't let the graphics fool you, it's really an Alan Record.



It came to me full Dura Ace except for the Campy SR headset. I rebuilt the 7400 hub with a 7403 freehub body to run HG cassettes. Doesn't shimmy on fast descents
like my Vitus 979 does, rides a little stiffer as well.

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it's really an Alan Record.
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Lovely, with flattened tube far as I see. Good to read it has a great ride. I got one like this too, in 'silver'.
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here is an early 1970s ALAN. I never really got it grips with it. The frameis hanging in the queue awaiting inspiration . So many bikes so little time (sigh)
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Well,
When this was given to me, it looked like …


Before … 1986 Alan Record Carbonio …

I sort of tarted it up some …

Finished 1986 Alan Record Carbonio … The Flexible Flyer
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Old 11-17-21, 04:58 AM
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here is an early 1970s ALAN. I never really got it grips with it. The frameis hanging in the queue awaiting inspiration . So many bikes so little time (sigh)
Yep, that's life. Maybe pictures here give inspiration ....
A round hole in the rear fork end and no cableguides on the top tube, it's a Competition from 1976/1977. Probably there's a number engraved right under the lug on the seattube, that's more exactly.
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Finished 1986 Alan Record Carbonio … The Flexible Flyer
A catchy machine. What size is it? Because of its flex (I guess) ...
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this one is fun :-)
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A catchy machine. What size is it? Because of its flex (I guess) ...
Fabio ..
Its a 57cm.
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Fabio ..
Its a 57cm.
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Thnx, I was just curious. I'm ridin' 53/54 and have no flex-problems but I'm old and I don't ride a carbonio. It seems normal to me the huge ones flex, a 57 is more a 'ínbetween'. But in your case a carbonio.
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A Frera re-branded Alan, a Competition from 1972/1973.







First generation Alan, check the rear dropout.

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Double re-brand: a Guerciotti Alan CX bike, branded as a 'Mathieu Schryvers'. As found:



An 'Azzuri' Alan donna. Waiting for mrs non-fixie to start liking pink or for me to gather the courage to remove the paint and put on a set of Alan decals. Neither will be happening anytime soon, I'm afraid. As found:



My only Alan that actually got ridden so far: a Bontekoe-branded Competizione. First test ride, after a quick clean, lube and some adjustments:

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Double re-brand: a Guerciotti Alan CX bike, branded as a 'Mathieu Schryvers'. As found:







My only Alan that actually got ridden so far: a Bontekoe-branded Competizione. First test ride, after a quick clean, lube and some adjustments:

ah that looks good .
makes me want to pull the frame I have out of storage and get it built up .
Thanks for sharing.
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Mine wasn't that flexy and descended very well, but I remember the way that fork started shuddering when I pulled the brake lever at speed, almost scary. The bike cleaned up nicely when I got it, clearly showing what UV light will do the bright blue anodisation, though. Was a tad too small so I didn't keep it.


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Mine wasn't that flexy and descended very well, but I remember the way that fork started shuddering when I pulled the brake lever at speed, almost scary. The bike cleaned up nicely when I got it, clearly showing what UV light will do the bright blue anodisation, though.
Very nice Super Record. I have the idea there were light blue and darker blue anodized frames. But true, UVlight has its effects. I don't have a problem with shuddering forks on Alan roadbikes but maybe I'm not that fast.
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An 'Azzuri' Alan donna. Waiting for mrs non-fixie to start liking pink or for me to gather the courage to remove the paint and put on a set of Alan decals.
Did you check Azzuri Sport in Waalre? Maybe this has been the bike of a van Katwijk ...

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Did you check Azzuri Sport in Waalre? Maybe this has been the bike of a van Katwijk ...
Thank you, Fabio! I knew Azzuri was a house brand of a bike shop somewhere in Brabant, but I never realized it was Jan van Katwijk's shop.

OK, so I guess it will stay pink ...

For the uninitiated: Jan van Katwijk is one of three Dutch brothers who were professional riders during the 1970's.
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Did you check Azzuri Sport in Waalre? Maybe this has been the bike of a van Katwijk ...

Uhmmmm...... Cracked top and bottom head lugs......
Unfortunately, quite typical with this generation ALANs......
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This is my 11/1985 built ALAN. I know that date is correct 'cause it is stamped on the tubing below the seat cluster.

It came equipped all Campy friction. Within just a month or so, the components were completely obsolete.

This bike was just given to me a couple years ago. It's now running its original wheels with tubulars tires.

It's only a tad flexy. It will drop a rear cog on a stiff climb, unless I keep the shifter boss screws really tight.

Otherwise, this is a tight, snappy rider. It's my only Italian threaded bike.
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