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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 9:30 pm 
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Dear fellow bonded bicycle conaisseur :)

This is the official bonded bicycle thread, discussing and showing all species bonded bicycle: carbon, steel, aluminum, titanium, glued, bolted, riveted, cross & road ...all.

I'll take off with my good old Guerciotti (ALAN) Cross -->

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Glued and bolted construction in aluminium. The headtube lugs show small engravings. Alan typical the tubing is anodized. Fork is a bonded aluminium construction too.

Did the cross Alan and in particular the Guerciotti came with carbon tubing too ? ...and titanium ?

Sadly had to sell this Guerciotti when moving to another place. Will have a very tough time finding a new crosser as nice. Actually gave up on it.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:54 pm 
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I do like that bike!

Actually, I have been reliably informed that ALAN's are glued AND screwed which is why they don't fail like others sometimes do. It's only the seat tube - which is fitted last - which is glued at the top into the seat lug. All other joints have the tubes 'screwed' into the lugs with the adhesive.


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 Post subject: My word is my bond...
PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 12:23 am 
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I'm down with the glue sniffers... :lol:

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 12:55 am 
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does this count?

disgustingly light, frighteningly whippy


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 1:52 pm 
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TVT ?

Pic of my 1991 Koga FullPro fork -->

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2 blades 'Carbolite' (carbon wrapped al, like with most carbon bikes back in the day), glued to aluminum crown. Steel (threaded) steerer. According to catalogue 598gr and the 1st carbon fork available on the European market. I do not ride it anymore.


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I would love to contribute with my Alan- but the bloody decals still haven't shown up, after 2 months of searching for them.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 6:44 am 
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My Naked Vitus


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 7:42 pm 
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A mid 90s Alan Record from our stable.
Handlebars are Midges from On-one. 7speed.
Sorry about picture quality, not much good without tripod :(


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 9:27 pm 
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mike_eb wrote:
My n*ked Vitus


It is obvious a Vitus frame lends itself always very well for a clean build. I have a CL1 (MTB) frame laying around for light years already ...with plans as old. Should make a start some day :roll:

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Cables run covered under the down tube and slotted under the toptube. Tubing is partially round, partially square.

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You can run cantis or U-brake (or both if you wish!). Quirky seatpost clamp (like Ringle or Syncros ahead wedge)


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 9:58 pm 
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This was my 1st proper bicycle, the 1992 Koga-Miyata TerraLiner Carbolite:

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A hybrid.

'Carbolite' tubing
cast aluminum lugs
'Hardtlite' steel forks
full Black XT
Syncros allover
Titanio seat

The odd things under the downtube are Miyata CO2 cartridges :wink:

Very neat, sophisticated bike it was.

Another Japanese manufacturer carried this hybrid with carbon wrapped titanium tubing in its 1992 line up, the C-Pacer:

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carbon tubing for front and tail
aluminium lugs (welded)
steel fork
XTR m900

Their composite tubing:

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Both bicycles were finished with great dedication, for example because of the 6 or 7 layer coating process.


Nice copy/paste jobby huh :wink: Well, feel free to post your own.

SR Litage anyone?


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