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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 6:52 pm 
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Lovely bike and a great build too. I'm still not 100% sold on the starfish crankset but the rest of the gruppo is beautiful.

Out of interest, would you consider selling the Mavic QRs? I bought a wheelset recently with Mavic 500 hubs and the QRs weren't provided. I've been using some modern Shimano ones so far, which feels wrong, frankly!

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:10 pm 
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Sorry, but I would like to keep them for that 'just in case moment'.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 10:19 pm 
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Lovely frame, fantastic components, defo an Alan, even if not in name. Agree with previous posters, ditch the decals

Good work fella :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 2:02 pm 
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Very nice 8)
Is this actually carbon tubing? And what are the lugs


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:54 pm 
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Yes, carbon tubes bonded/screwed? into alloy lugs. Think the main tubes are hollow and the seat stays are solid.

Defo not 'wrapped'.

P.S. She is now 'naked' and feeling a little shy...so no more piccies until her new clothes arrive from 'Alan'...


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that is lovely, the chunky mavic chainset looks awesome against the skinny tubing and the match of dark carbon and alloy lugs and parts looks great.

it's also nice to something other than shimano or campag on an italian frame.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 5:04 pm 
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Now re-dressed by 'Alan'...

Errrrrrrrrrr dribble....


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:30 pm 
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Full spec. of the build:-

Frame. 8-tube carbon fibre.
Forks. Alloy, alloy steerer.
Seatpost. Campagnolo 25.0mm.
Saddle. Flite titainium, black.
Seatpost clamp. Unknown.
Headset. Mavic, 1 inch.
Stem. 3T, black.
Bars. 3T Gimondi, 42cm.
Bar tape Bike Ribbon, black cork.
Gear levers. Mavic, 8 speed, indexed.
Computer. Cateye Mitty 2.
Brake levers. Mavic, aero.

Front wheel.
Rim. Wolber TX Profil, 28H.
Rim tape. Unknown.
Inner tube. Unknown.
Hub. Mavic 501, 28H.
Quick release. Titanium, bolt through.
Spokes. DT Competition, SS double butted.
Nipples. Brass, chrome plated.
Tyre. Continental Supersport Ultra, 23mm, folding.

Rear wheel.
Rim. Wolber TX Profil, 28H.
Rim tape. Unknown.
Inner tube. Unknown.
Hub. Mavic 501, 28H.
Quick release. Titanium, bolt through.
Spokes. DT Competition, SS double butted.
Nipples. Brass, chrome plated.
Tyre. Continental Supersport Ultra, 23mm, folding.
Freewheel. Maillard 12-21, 8 speed.
Tyre. Continental Supersport Ultra, 23mm, folding.

Drivetrain.
Crankset. Mavic, 42-52.
Bottom bracket. Stronlight, titainium axle, square taper.
Pedals. Time, Classique.
Chain. Sedis, silver, 8 speed.
Front mech. Mavic.
Rear mech. Mavic.
Gear cables. Unknown.
Brake callipers. Mavic.
Cable/outer. Shimano inner/outer.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 4:09 am 
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Alan made frames for several Italian companies as well as for Nishiki and Gitane. From reading about Alan bikes (I have one) I understand they did make some carbon frames for Colnago and that those had "Colnago" stamped on the seat post lug and do not have "Alan" on the head tube or the top of the forks as other ones have.

Anyway, you were probably not out of line to mark it "Colnago" as it is probably identical to the frame they re-badged. Here is the double downtube "Carbitubo" which sure has some similarities to the Alan.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:22 pm 
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That looks smashing. I'd love to see a British Eagle badged version too...


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