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 Post subject: 84 ALAN Sprint
PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 9:23 am 
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Just finished the ALAN SPRINT frame, I bought on this site, and soon to do the first test ride. test ride completed and minor brake alignments done. A very nice but short ride as Man Utd are at home today and the roads will be carnage (400mtrs from the ground here :cry: ) first impressions are very very good though after 22yrs of indexed gears it is going to take some getting used to! :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:20 pm 
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Very nice. I have a soft spot for these bikes. I have one in that very colour.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 5:49 pm 
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Hello,

Maybe you've already researched this, but Fangio is quite a well
known Belgian bike brand. They used (and still do use, I think) Alan
frames rebranded with their own logos, as well as sometimes using
steel frames.

Be interested to know how one of their bikes ended up in Manchester -
although with ebay I suppose bikes end up everywhere these days...

Johnny


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:32 pm 
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well the person i bought it off thinks it may have been a team bike but as yet this is not proven, the team in question marc Fangio ecoturbo was extant jan 84 < dec 84 and this frame is "jan 84 SPRINT". It has vertical drop outs as oppsed to the usual ALAN adjustable horizontal type drop outs and it has a bottom braket set up for a Mavic system(45° chamfer) the team was also Mavic sponsored from the photos on the web databases, so it is possible this is an ex team frame but who knows, I will e-mail ALAN with the details but usually it's an English thing to record frame #'s etc. :)


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 12:06 pm 
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Johnsqual wrote:
Hello,

Maybe you've already researched this, but Fangio is quite a well
known Belgian bike brand. They used (and still do use, I think) Alan
frames rebranded with their own logos, as well as sometimes using
steel frames.

Be interested to know how one of their bikes ended up in Manchester -
although with ebay I suppose bikes end up everywhere these days...

Johnny

Fangio used Vitus frames for their race team. There used to be a guy in Ormskirk in the 80`s. Mike Dixon who used to import a lot of Fangio kit & part it out retail It could have been supplied by him


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 1:54 pm 
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Hi, This photo shows an ALAN frame used for 84 but that's as much info as i can find for now.

regards
dave s :)


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:06 pm 
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just found this on ebay, now need Mavic shorts if anyone has some lying around for a 40" er :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: 84 ALAN Sprint
PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:18 am 
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Finally found enough mavic ssc stuff to fit and some bling cambio rino rings, which may or may not stay.


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