ALAN was founded in 1972 by Falconi Lodovico, an engineer who had worked for bicycle manufacturer TORPADO. The name ALAN comes from the first two letters of the Lodovico’s children, Alberto and Annamaria. It was the first company to introduce an all aluminium bike made from aerospace grade aluminum. In 1976, ALAN was again first in developing and manufacturing a production carbon frame made by bonding Torayca carbon fibre composite tubing to cast aluminium lugs a process still widely used today by many manufacturers.
Over the years the firm’s frames were ridden to 20 cycle-cross world championships titles, 5 track world championships titles, numerous one day classic wins, as well as Grand tour stage wins.
Steel was the material of choice for a very long time. Entry level and top of the line frames were made of steel. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, bicycle frame builders were experimenting with different frame and fork sets materials – aluminium, carbon and even wood.
The ALAN Super Record is an aluminium and lugged frame set. A very unusual combination, since most aluminium frames lacked external lugs and featured welded joints. ALAN did not rely on any welding or brazing process. Rather, the aluminium tubes were screwed and glued into the lugs. This construction help make for very light bicycles, coming in lighter than most of steel frames.
Happy to offer early 1980s aluminium ALAN, built with Campagnolo Super Record gropuset with many pantograph parts, shining in completely original condition.
Frame & Fork: ALAN, aluminium
-seat tube (c-t): 58 cm
-top tube (c-c): 56 cm
-headset tube: 15 cm
-standover: 83,5 cm
Crankset: Campagnolo Super Record, ALAN chainring
Bottom bracket : Campagnolo Super Record
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record
Headset: Campagnolo Super Record
Shifters: Campagnolo Record, ALAN
Brake Levers: Campagnnolo Super Record
Brakes: Campagnolo Super Record
Handlebar: 3ttt Competizione
Stem: 3ttt ALAN (105mm)
Hubs: Campagnolo Super Record
Tubulars: Continental Giro (new)
Seatpost: Campagnolo Super Record, ALAN (25mm)
Seat: San Marco Concor
Toe cage: Christiophe (original)
Handlebar Tape: leather, white
Condition: Used, but excellent condtition. Very low mileage. The frame has no dents, no rust and is not bend. Original paint and decals. All parts are working fine.
Era: early 1980s