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    My ALAN Super Sport & Detto Pietro

    I've got these two which I'm entertaining ideas on how to build.

    ALAN Super Sport, blue anodized aluminium frame circa 70s. It was a gift from my fiancÚ and came from Belgium. I've a sneaking suspicion the seat tube is not original.




    Detto Pietro, possibly a Polare. Steel frame was made by tecnotrat but trying to work out if its Columbus tubing. Hearted lugs and fluted tubes. I picked this one up for a case of beer of a colleague. The frame itself and the Cinelli fork are brand new, but the bitsa parts (Cinelli Giro d'Italia bars, Rolls saddle, Campag/Shimano cranks) are second hand.


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    Holy shit! That Alan! Heat-bonded lugged alloy pr0n!!!

    Paging Spirito!

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    Nice frames, get 'em built up !!!


    The Detto could either be Columbus or Falck. Not much between them except opinions. They were contracted frames so it can be hard to work out the details of manufacturers.

    It's hard to see from the pics but why do you think the Alan seat tube isn't original?
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    But seriously gimme my name back

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    From what I've read, the Alan's have the serial number on the seat tube - this one doesn't. The discolouration on the tube is from decals that have been removed.

    There was talk on BNA that some seat tubes failed:

    BTW, it is *extremely important* (!!!!) that there should be something like cloth handlebar tape between the front derailleur clamp and the seat tube. Alan were adamant about this and frames occasionally failed here when people ignored their advice and scored the seat tube. Be extremely careful also about using clamps anywhere on the frame for the same reason, and please do not remove the down tube shifter bosses and clamp something on instead. You have been warned!
    Given the discolouration from decals that were there, I'm assuming it was a factory repair but its only a guess - its quite possible as there is a serial number on the BB!

    Any thoughts on a grouppo? I'd like a blue Galli Criterium, but don't have the bikkies










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    I'm patiently waiting by the mailbox for these to turn up too

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    That thing is a work of art.

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    That Alan is beautiful! but i LOVE the Detto!!! My Father has some Detto Shoes with slotted cleats from back in the day and a Jersey he bought at the Detto store in Milan in 1992!!! That jersey is older than my gf which i find hilare.

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    Haha sounds like a peach! The jersey, I mean

    More pics of the Detto here: frame - a set on Flickr

    I'll probably restore the Alan, not sure what to do with the Detto - possibly SS so it gets ridden. I've got a Bianchi that's my main roadie so might use the Detto to cruise around on.

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    I hate to have your decision's buddy nice work, build the alan period if you can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Avvocato View Post
    There was talk on BNA that some seat tubes failed:

    BTW, it is *extremely important* (!!!!) that there should be something like cloth handlebar tape between the front derailleur clamp and the seat tube. Alan were adamant about this and frames occasionally failed here when people ignored their advice and scored the seat tube. Be extremely careful also about using clamps anywhere on the frame for the same reason, and please do not remove the down tube shifter bosses and clamp something on instead. You have been warned!
    Most people on BNA are God Botherer's and rely on oft repeated old wives tales to base their expert advice. That's rubbish, cloth won't do shit. Correct amount of torque is all that's needed and used on many Alan's that i've seen. If a f/der. is clamped on too tight it will dmage the frame no matter if it's Alu, Steel, Ti or Crabon.



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    But seriously gimme my name back

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