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Old 04-12-10, 03:59 AM
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Alami bicycle?

Hi guys,

Has anyone heard of a French bicycle company named Alami?

I've just bought an old Alami road bike with Reynolds 531 tubing/forks. It's lugs are quite ornate with hearts cut out of the top, bottom and sides of the head tube and seat tube. The underneath of the BB has "Champion" stamped into it and the top has the cable guides brazed on. The decals show "Alami France" and on the head tube "Series A speciale course"

I think the components are a collection of after thoughts by a previous owner, old Shimano 600 cranks, Shimano Edge RD and Suntour brake calipers, wheels are Araya.

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Hello stevegor I am sure someone will know but I am suprised, as long as you have been her you ask about a bike with no pics? LOL it sould like a beautiful frameset do you have pics? you know how we like them.
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I am the original DINOSAUR when it comes to posting pics......I will get my son to help LOL.
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Never heard of "Alami" bicycles before. so many bike brands out there that some of these could be short lived companies that never really got going, or are just makers of such "regular" bikes for domestic consumption that they were never known ourside of their countries of origin. We can dream up all sorts of bike names such as "Red Dove", "Princess", "Eagle's Wing" or "Gold Sun" bicycles and surely it existed in some bicycle inundated country like Red China, Taiwan, Vietnam, India or Japan.........You sure the "S" at begining the name did not get scratched off at one time??..........Could still be a Belgian bike maker that just had to have an Italian sounding name on their bikes!

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SALAMI ha ha...good one.

The decal on the head tube has the outline of France, so I think it might be an obscure frame maker, though there was an Aussie frame builder named Alami a few decades ago. Maybe he put French decals on his frames?
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I know the name. I had one as a teenager. Mine was a track bike. I raced all over New South Wales and Southern Queensland at various track meets for several years and I never once saw another Alami. I bought mine second hand from a man my dad knew. It was the most fantastic track bike. Other riders often commented on what a nice track bike it was. Super light - I could hold the bike on my little finger, which I used to do to show off! The front forks were almost completely straight, with no forward rake. And the tolerances between tyres and frame were tiny. It was a pure speed machine made only for the track. For example you could not turn the front wheel more than an inch or two with one the peddles forward because your foot was overlapped to the front wheel by about four inches! I won a lot of good track races on that great bike. I have never heard the name again until I stumbled across it here. That is the only reason I have registered on this forum. However, I seem to recall that the bike I had had been hand made by someone from Queensland, but I stand to be corrected. It had very few markings bar the name. Hope this helps.
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