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yellowpumpkin 05-26-05 12:49 PM

Hello, anyone know about Alan bikes?
 
Hi everyone, I recently purchased an older Alan bike, made back in the 80's and was wondering if anyone has any idea who was the distributor at that time? Any input would be much appreciated!!

Kerry

T-Mar 05-26-05 04:00 PM

Bikecology was the distributor in the mid 1980s, but I'm not sure of the early and late 1980s, without further digging.

look171 05-26-05 11:47 PM

Flex-o-rama alum. frame. I think Sean Kelly road one with a different head badge.

look171 05-26-05 11:47 PM

Sorry,it might be a Vitus he rode.

giantcfr1 05-28-05 11:03 AM


Originally Posted by yellowpumpkin
Hi everyone, I recently purchased an older Alan bike, made back in the 80's and was wondering if anyone has any idea who was the distributor at that time? Any input would be much appreciated!!

Kerry

Sorry I don't but you might be interested in the price this guy has on his. It equates to about $3500:
http://page8.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/h26062896

jemoryl 05-28-05 06:12 PM


Originally Posted by giantcfr1
Sorry I don't but you might be interested in the price this guy has on his. It equates to about $3500:
http://page8.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/h26062896

That isn't just any ordinary screwed-and-glued aluminum Alan, but it appears to have carbon tubes. Also it has Campy Delta brakes, which I understand are a sort of cult item in Japan, no?

T-Mar 05-28-05 09:03 PM


Originally Posted by jemoryl
That isn't just any ordinary screwed-and-glued aluminum Alan, but it appears to have carbon tubes. Also it has Campy Delta brakes, which I understand are a sort of cult item in Japan, no?

That's a mid 1980s Carbonio model. It was very svelte frameset for it's day, at under 4 lbs.

giantcfr1 05-29-05 02:38 AM


Originally Posted by jemoryl
That isn't just any ordinary screwed-and-glued aluminum Alan, but it appears to have carbon tubes. Also it has Campy Delta brakes, which I understand are a sort of cult item in Japan, no?

I admit, I do see those brakes on quite a few older bikes around here.
Steve.

luker 05-30-05 10:23 PM

not just deltas, but with the century finish. And new record parts elsewhere. a lot of money in parts.


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