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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 9:02 am 
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rikster wrote:
So the mystery of the new-old unknown alu-carbon roadie is solved! Congratulations!
A very interesting reply from A.F. at Alan about the Carbon Valley and Donnay frames, very good of him to take the time to explain the story about their production.
So are you going to get the decal kit or leave it as it is?

Thanks and many thanks to Alan!!!
I'm thinking to leave it as it is...
although it's been used Alan's lugs, is not an alan, so it would be a little bit inconsistent to call alan.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 9:13 am 
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 9:14 am 
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legrandefromage wrote:
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ahahah :D
it's semi-alan :)


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2016 5:11 pm 
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I've got one exactly the same...bought un-branded and then fitted with full Mavic groupset. Now wears "Alan" decals.

Go find it, they look so good.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2016 2:08 pm 
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Way2many wrote:
I've got one exactly the same...bought un-branded and then fitted with full Mavic groupset. Now wears "Alan" decals.

Go find it, they look so good.

I'll order them tomorrow...

I'm so undecided about the seatpost...
This bike will be used more or less 4-5 times a year (usually i ride my old bianchi for the daily commuting, my BICE for the epic ride, or the mtb)... and I can't decide between a classic Thomson Elite (25.0 are available only in black) and a cheaper kalloy one...


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2016 2:39 pm 
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Just noticed...straight blade carbon forks, oh lala...very nice!

On the seatpost decision, go for a post with a typical set back of 20-25mm as an in-line will make the handling quite sensitive, these frames have a short wheelbase already so no need to 'adding' more weight on the front.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 11:38 am 
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Way2many wrote:
Just noticed...straight blade carbon forks, oh lala...very nice!

On the seatpost decision, go for a post with a typical set back of 20-25mm as an in-line will make the handling quite sensitive, these frames have a short wheelbase already so no need to 'adding' more weight on the front.

thank you!
and thanks for the valuable suggestion!


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:42 pm 
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a little upgrade :)
or better... a light upgrade...

new wheels for the old-plastic bike...
Syncros rp1.5 (by dt-swiss) x 1.490gr
with Continental tires and 12-30 10v Ultegra cassette (so my dad can use them also on his Bianchi Via Nirone)

now it's really fast


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:29 pm 
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Decals on the rims a little too bright for me, but the wheels suit it just fine...now get some Alan decals on that frame!!!


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:23 am 
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Way2many wrote:
Decals on the rims a little too bright for me, but the wheels suit it just fine...now get some Alan decals on that frame!!!

i've got a White set... I'll put them the next weekend :)


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