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ALAN framesmauka
Jan 2, 2002 6:22 PM
Has anyone had any experience with ALAN frames from Italy? They supposedly use some kind of "screw and glue" method for putting together the frames. Are they pretty reliable high end frames?

Thanks in advance
Jan 2, 2002 7:23 PM
Alan frames are popular in Europe.
Occasionally you will come across one on ebay as a good value.
I would think (I have not tried one) that the frames are serious race ready. The Alan frames now are using an alloy and carbon tubes that are bonded (glued) and fitted (screwed).
If you are looking for a unique cyclocross getup, go for it. As far a US re-sale value you might want to rethink.
check 'em out.
re: ALAN framesmackgoo
Jan 3, 2002 2:44 PM
Just wnated to pass this on. What I think is pretty cool about some of the Allens as they doTig some of their farmes now. But with the glued and screwed frames you get a lugged Aluminum frame, some thing I miss, lugs that is. I must admit I bought this frame because it was a Colnago design that happened to be made by Alen for them but the technology is the same. Have'nt really used the frame yet so can't really comment on Alen but I can tell you I've been E mailing Italy getting info on this particular frame and they have been very helpful giving me any info they can muster up on what is at least a 10 year old frame set.
re: ALAN framesgtx
Jan 3, 2002 4:02 PM
the classic cross frame, still considered the best by many Euros--I think it's the winningest cross frame ever (and lots of different builders have put their stickers on Alan frames). Only problem is they break kinda easy. So for racing, go for it. For all around riding... maybe consider something else.
Masi 3VVintageGenX
Jan 4, 2002 5:59 AM
My older Masi 3V (built by Dad and not the rip off son) used this technology and the frame, after 10 years, is still in excellent condition with no joint fatigue.