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 Post subject: Pooly Alan
PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 10:11 pm 
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Around 1990 (ish) I purchased a second hand Alan road bike. It had a lugged bonded frame and a mixture of bits. Campag 12 speed Record, Mavic and Suntour mechs, Ofmega (?) hubs and Olympic Montreal tub rims etc. I rode it extensively at Uni (Glamorgan, any old bike club members out there?) until the fork crown started to unglue!!! Some nice chaps at Hotta in Totnes where I used to live put a bolt in that cured that problem. The bottom bracket shell seemed to be going the same way and I was forced to get a couple of Mike Kowell frames made. (Very good steel frames at an unbelievably reasonable cost!!) Does anyone know if technology has moved on sufficiently to Bring it back? I tried Pritt and Uhu with no success. Someone said that Vitus were glued together as well. Are these repaired or do they just disappear? Help!!

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 12:36 am 
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Unlike Vitus frames, Alan tubes are not just glued into the lugs, but are threaded.

But it is a point from which there is no return when they unscrew, as far as I know.

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