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 Post subject: Newly Built ALAN
PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 6:10 pm 
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Location: Norwich
I saw this frame a while back on ebay and just had to have it. It's a work of art if you ask me.

Have gone for a modern but retro sympathetic build. Aiming to have retro looks but modern ish components so i could have easy replacement and things like brifters etc.

I think it turned out pretty good:

Spec List

Frame: ALAN 12/94


Headset: Campagnolo Athena
Stem: Cinelli 80mm
Handlebar: Cinelli Giro D'Italia
Bar Tape: Fizik SIDI Blue

Brake Levers/Brifters: Campagnolo Daytona
Brake Calipers: Campagnolo Daytona
Brake Pads: PBK Campag
Brake Cables: Campagnolo Ergopower

Shifters:
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Daytona
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Daytona
Derailleur Cables: Campagnolo Ergopower
Cassette: Campagnolo Veloce 13-26
Chain: KMC X9 9 Speed
Cranks: Campagnolo Daytona
Chainrings: Campagnolo Daytona
Bottom Bracket: Campagnolo Daytona
Pedals: Shimano PD-R540 SPD-SL

Rims: Mavic Reflex SUP
Hubs: Campagnolo Daytona
Hub Skewers: Campagnolo Daytona
Tyres: Panaracer Pasela 23
Tubes: Continental

Saddle: Fizik Arione
Seatpost: Kalloy 27.0

Bottle Cage: N/A
Extras: N/A

Weight: Unknown as yet.


Some build pics:
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... 21#1020221


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 6:12 pm 
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 6:14 pm 
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 6:17 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

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Took it for it's first proper ride today and am pleased with it.

It goes well and is pretty comfortable, also it fits me slightly better than my other bike.

Considering I just roughly set it up in my living room it will need very few adjustments, little bit of tweaking and we'll be there.

Hope you like it.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 7:02 pm 
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Only one word. Want!

Super looking machine - well done on the build and the choice of components suits it very well.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 10:13 pm 
rider | rBoTM Winner
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Looks great, I like it.

There's a couple of things I've noticed though (not detrimental!) - it seems to have a 'one piece' headtube, more like a Duralinox frame. All Alans I've seen before have (I think) lugs at top and bottom. Is this a design feature on later models? Forks also look like a 'unicrown' style rather than an aluminium 'separate fork crown' design.

Still looks a nice bike whatever!


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 10:33 pm 
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Thanks for the comments guys.

From what I have been able to work out ned the forks were changed at some point because the older style ones broke at the top.

I had noticed the headtube was different to others, it is lugged though, it's just that the tube joining them is the same diameter as the outside of the lugs.

Probably both features you noticed are because its quite a late one, it was made December 1994


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:19 pm 
rider | rBoTM Winner
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Well, you learn something every day! I'll have to have a closer look next time I see a later model.

Still like it :D


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:26 am 
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Very nice job there.

I have a Vitus to build, so your ALAN is interesting to me.

May I ask, how do you find those tyres; any good?

Well done on the build though, liking it.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:22 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

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Ally, the tyres (as you probably know) are panaracer pasela

They certainly look the part and seem pretty good on the road.

I have however only used them so far for a little more than 20 miles so couldn't give you a particularly in depth opinion.


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