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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:35 pm 
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Location: Stow on the Wold, Glos
My New steed in the stable with stern advice from the Big Gun from Bandit country 8)

Its a 1992 Alan Cyclocross with Campag Groupset

Serial numbers 52x53 OL (what does OL stand for?)
2630381

Number stamped on downtube 992 which I believe means sept 1992 built

I could find little serial numbers on the groupset its 8 speed if anyone can Id would be most grateful?

I have no real plans other than too ride it!! Will be changing the tape/saddle to black prob flite or Turbo.

Also will be needing another set of wheels as running tubs at the moment with the rear having a slight crack so with advice (thanks Mel) will run road tubs and cross clincher.

Couldnt find much on the net regarding these bikes so feel free to ad anything you know about them!!

Cheers

daj
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:48 pm 
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Not really looked at cross stuff before but have to say I like the look of it. Really nice bike - couldn't quite say why but there's just something about it that appeals. :) Good stuff. :)


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:53 pm 
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Great looking bike , very :mrgreen:

Interested to see how you get on with it


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:53 pm 
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I'm liking that a lot, Dave. I have always liked these bikes.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:47 pm 
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On this site there are some nice pictures of road and some cross bikes from ALAN:

http://italiaanseracefietsen.wordpress. ... gory/alan/

AFAIK, the classic Guerciotti cross bikes were also actually built by ALAN,
so you might find more info if you search for them. The Guerciottis with the red anodised tubes are among the most aesthetically lovely bike frames.

Johnny


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:37 am 
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daj wrote:
Serial numbers 52x53 OL (what does OL stand for?)
2630381



I can't see the pictures here at work but does the 52x53 refer to the frame size? No idea about the OL.

Mark.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:24 am 
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I think that frame is lovely. The lug work, the decals, the forks, make such a nice package. Hope you enjoy it :D


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 6:37 pm 
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Dont worry about the front forks flexing when braking they all did that !!!!!


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:40 pm 
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Built in suspension :)

I like Alan frames a lot, disconcerting as the flex sometimes can be.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:46 pm 
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S'nice that Dave.

I've been reading a book about cyclocross from 1990 and there are some great pics of Steve Douce on his Alan. Reading it made me want one but you've gone beat me to it.

I'll have to make do with a 'Dave Baker' build Peugeot instead now.


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