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 Post subject: Re: Dating the Alan
PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2009 8:13 pm 
Old School Grand Master
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rangerdick wrote:
I believe there is a number on the seat tube which corresponds to the month and year of manufacture. It usually is "alanmyy" so it would appear your bike corresponds to a 1980. This makes sense with the conventional dropouts, as way back, I had a 1979 with the same dropouts and now have an 83 with vertical dropouts. Good luck with your resto.

Thanks chap. A definite answer. 1980! I was but a lad of 9 years. All I need for this build are a couple of suitable tyres and I will try and get it in the next road BoTM.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 2:25 pm 
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Your frame is the Alan Competition model manufactured September 1980.

See these threads for more info on your frame.

You can get some great ALAN decals from Cyclomondo on ebay to finish off your project. I have used them and they are great quality.
Please post a picture of the finished bike. ... 45f34cec81



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 07, 2010 9:34 am 
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looks nice, agree with the poster above - the gum hoods look sweet.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:26 pm 
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I myself had two Alan's early 1980's. Simular to yours except for the normal alumnium colour. There is no room for a bottle cage. So I think it is an early one. Late 70's I guess.

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