Later: Trambacche di
(both in the province of Padua,
Founded in 1972
by Lodovico Falconi, an engineer who had worked for
one of the most successful makers of aluminum bicycles, virtually
dominating the top ranks of cyclocross for 20 years and providing pro rides on
the road as well. ALAN also supplied frames for other
ALAN has a
reputation for structural integrity, due to their unique system of
threading the tube and lug joints, making both a mechanical and bonded
connection, referred to as "Glued and Screwed."
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The Super Record frame set
made by Alan...
The famous cyclocross
From the 1975 sales
The Alan Super Record Frame set
The Super Record
represents the latest development of the Alan aluminum alloy frame from
Italy. This frame utilizes a unique patented construction system of
threaded tubing and lugs joined with epoxy adhesive. Thus it is not
brazed or welded. The Super Record includes the following refinements:
1. The use of increased tubing wall
thickness (2 mm) gives this frame a much stiffer ride and more efficient transmission of
power than the standard Alan Competition model.
2. The redesigned fork with larger,
beefier blades, new crown and ergal stabilizer adds to front end stiffness and makes the
handling extremely positive.
3. The improved seat cluster has an
integral stay connector for extra strength and appearance.
4. The frame is detailed with
bottle cage fittings, shift level bosses, bottom bracket cable guides and dynamic cutouts
in the lugs and fork crown.
David Walker's bike, including
the first generation SR rear derailleur.
Rens Sander's Super
Record equipped ALAN