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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 4:41 pm 
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I've recently uncovered my old ALAN road bike I've had packed away in the garage for 25 years. Only rode it twice before having a bad accident (on another bike) and now very excited to see it in such stunning condition. The years haven't worried it at all, cleaned up beautifully, rides like new. A lot to be said for buying quality. See all photos and close-ups at http://community.webshots.com/user/cranster63/albums
DETAILS - ALAN frameset. CAMPAGNOLO Super Record crankset, hubs, derailiers, shifters, seatpost, headset. SHIMANO Dura Ace brakeset, cluster. CINELLE bars and stem. SAN MARCO Rolls seat. MAVIC GP4 wheels. LOOK pedals. VELOFLEX Roubaix tubular tyres.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 8:05 pm 
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Love it...

(get some Record brakes tho!!!)


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2010 4:11 pm 
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lovely!

but record brakes and some nice gumwall tubs would finish it off just nicely.
love those pedals! remember when they came out you couldn't get your feet out of them at the traffic lights!!

rusty :shock:


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 2:18 am 
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rusty bodie wrote:
lovely!

but record brakes and some nice gumwall tubs would finish it off just nicely.
love those pedals! remember when they came out you couldn't get your feet out of them at the traffic lights!!

rusty :shock:
let me know if you get campag record brakes and want to sell the dura ace ones , they would replace the Tektros nicely on my otherwise dura ace merckx !


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 2:23 pm 
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Keep the Dura Ace brakes - they work. Lots of people used to do the same back then because beautiful as they were Campag brakes weren't nearly as good at braking as Shimano.

Being a tester I kept my Campag ones - I mean who brakes in a TT anyway?

Mark.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 4:34 pm 
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daccordimark wrote:
Keep the Dura Ace brakes - they work. Lots of people used to do the same back then because beautiful as they were Campag brakes weren't nearly as good at braking as Shimano.

Being a tester I kept my Campag ones - I mean who brakes in a TT anyway?

Mark.


aye, the dura ace 7400 were the absolute business. too bad little snotty teenage snobs like i was wouldn't put anything less than campag on my bike!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 8:33 pm 
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daccordimark wrote:
Keep the Dura Ace brakes - they work. Lots of people used to do the same back then because beautiful as they were Campag brakes weren't nearly as good at braking as Shimano.

Being a tester I kept my Campag ones - I mean who brakes in a TT anyway?

Mark.


Especially on Boro'! :wink:

I liked my Dia-Compe Aero's. No stopping power but looked great!


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 6:29 pm 
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That looks gorgeous!
It must be like having a new bike all over again....


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 6:37 am 
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Hi, Nice Alan.
I've just bought one of these frames (yes!!!!!!) and am wondering what you used to clean/polish the aluminium frame.
I am thinking Autosol but worried that it might be too abrasive, thinking about just car wax or similar.
Any recommendations? Thanks.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:02 am 
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Good looking Alan! Is this the same fram as the Vitus 979?


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