(Note, this is a thread I posted on Bike-Forums a long time ago that I never remembered to post up here. The bike is in a very different guise now, but it doesn't stop me being curious. Any help is appreciated!)
Hey all! On gut instinct (And rather ideal measurements) I went on a whim and picked my self up a ALAN cyclocross build for £100. With the most sporadic kit out ever that was clearly done on a small budget we have a lovely Alan Aluminium Cylocross frameset (Serial no 1198) and some Compagnolo Mirage brifters.
Still, for £100 i've picked up what seems to be a rather lovely frame set with some definitely serviceable brifters.
But of course I have a couple questions! From what I gather, the serial number suggests the bike is a 1998 model made in November. Does this correlate with others findings?
Secondly, what can you guys tell me about the bike! What sort of level of bike would this have been way back when? It seems very light and has lots of nice features such as removable guides no unnecessary sundries such as rack fender mounts. All seems to suggest a pretty high end racey bike but I'm probably being hopeful (:
Lastly, the head badge seems nothing alike what I've seen before on other Alans. Instead of the globe logo decal, it bears a gold coloured pressed badge bearing just the stylized Alan. Does this denote anything in particular?
Photos to follow in next post (:
Cheers in advance guys!