Cheers Ned. A ride on mine is in order soon then. What date is the mag you got that out of? Those pencil line drawings could be of my bike. They are identical in every way. How often did the Alan design/finishing change?
Get out there! It won't fall apart under you - or at least it shouldn't!
Going by the dates of the World Champions (Gevers was Amateur Road Champ in '75) I would say the date was in the late-ish 70's?
I don't think the design changed much at all over the years. A case of 'if it works why change it' I suppose. Not like today when we get a 'new' model each year.
I think I know where there is a Cyclo-Cross version hanging in an old mate's garage. Used to be his son's. Trouble is his son his very tall so it will probably be to big for me. He also has a Duralinox which is my size.
EDIT - just been looking in the 'Aids' files and found another page of Alan info. This is dated '81 and the other page above is dated '76. This gives all the sizing info and also mentions other versions including one with a different seat cluster arrangement. It doesn't mention the 'Cross version though which is rather odd.
Today is the yesterday of tomorrow.