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Anybody know about these frames?(5 posts)

Anybody know about these frames?TrekMan
Aug 29, 2001 2:25 AM
Just wondering about this frame. It's made by an Italian company called Alan. It's got a front triangle made from triple butted 7003 Aluminum with carbon rear stays. The shop it's in is selling it for a bit less than a Pinarello Galileo. So where does it stand compaired to the Galileo?

Heres the manufacturers website:
A name from the past.Spoke Wrench
Aug 29, 2001 4:56 AM
They should have about as many year's experience making aluminum frames as anybody. I think it would be cool to own one because that's my first name.

I remember Alan's from the early 80's. In those pre-Klein days, they made aluminum frames using tubes that were porportioned like the steel frames of that era. They were very light but you had to have a smooth pedal stroke to ride one. Can you say noodle?
speaking of Alan, want one?club
Aug 29, 2001 5:24 AM
I see that has one for sale in their "cellar," medium size, pretty cheap. I ustahad an Alan Carbonio, far and away the whippiest frame I ever rode, and I rode lots. Funny though, I could still climb on it great, and it never speed-wobbled on me. So much for myths, huh? The down tube came unplugged from the head tube and I rode it home with just the top tube holding it together and like a 2" gap at the dt/ht lug,and the fork way out front like a chopper.
This happened all the timeJofa
Aug 29, 2001 5:33 AM
My father used to have an NSU RO80 car, which had a rotary engine... whenever you saw another RO80 driver on the road, you'd hold up fingers denoting how many engines you'd been through. By the mid seventies he was starting to see two hands and some very weary faces. There was much the same tradition with the early ALAN bonded jobs, and the old Vituses which cracked. Their warranty department nearly destroyed them.
Aug 29, 2001 2:40 PM