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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 5:36 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Hello folks
This is my new project a unknown frame made by Guerciotti with Athen Campagnolo group I received this bike from a friend of mine who received it from another friend so I do not nothing about it. I have been searching in the web and the group set a mix of Athen and Chorus are dated in the early '90 period, but the frame seems to be kind of rare since I can not find any info.
I hope you can give me some advices in the restoration process in things like cleaning and polishing methods, the bike is complete but sadly to small for me thats why I am planning to restore it and display it in my living room until a correct size and date appears.
I promise some better pics in the near future please enjoy the view

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Any info that can lead me to identify and date the frame will be highly appreciate. As you see the frame is carbon bonded to alloy lugs, I can bring the lugs to live but I have no clue about the carbon tubes, so please feel free to suggest any approach.
I will be posting the advance of this project so you can take part of it.

Thanks in advance for take time to view and help


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:08 am 
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Looka like a panto'd later ALAN to me.........

Not my area of expertise though.

Shaun


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:42 pm 
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Midlife wrote:
Looka like a panto'd later ALAN to me.........

Not my area of expertise though.

Shaun


IIRC Guerciotti subbed their alloy / carbon bonded frame manufacture out to ALAN for a while whilst making all their 'traditional' steel frames in house.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:59 pm 
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Location: Completely in the dark, thanks to me good mate Terry....
vivelesalpes wrote:
Midlife wrote:
Looka like a panto'd later ALAN to me.........

Not my area of expertise though.

Shaun


IIRC Guerciotti subbed their alloy / carbon bonded frame manufacture out to ALAN for a while whilst making all their 'traditional' steel frames in house.


Pretty much the message I'd have posted - on the CX scene I'd always assumed that bonded alloy Guerciottis were just "badge-engineered" ALANs.

David


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:21 pm 
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IIRC Guerciotti subbed their alloy / carbon bonded frame manufacture out to ALAN for a while whilst making all their 'traditional' steel frames in house.


That's just fancy marketing speak for Guerciotti alloy and carbon bonded frames are Alan frames with "Guerciotti" transfers, ie they are just rebranded/rebadged Alan frames.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 5:49 pm 
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Is the top tube straight as it goes into the head lug ?

Shaun


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:35 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Yes, at least as far as I can see. Since this project is just for the pleasure of the view ( it is not to be ride) any trick to visually repair the carbon fiber tubes


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:15 am 
Dirt Disciple

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After a few hours of love and elbow grease I finished my first resto project. As I said this bike is to small to be ride that is why I decided to keep it at living room until a right sized steel italian frames appears and becomes my vintage ride.
Some pics to your consideration.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:25 am 
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WOW! That's some fancy wall hangar :shock:

It just shows what a good clean and polish can produce.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:01 am 
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Hi,

The bike looks great, it is a pity my wife won't let me hang any of mine in the house.

Richard


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