ALAN Bicycles was founded in Italy 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 a 100% aluminum bicycle frame made from aerospace grade aluminum. In 1976, ALAN was again first in developing and manufacturing a production carbon frame. He made the carbon frames by bonding Torayca carbon fibre composite tubing to cast aluminium lugs, a process still widely used today by many manufacturers.
Over the years ALAN frames were ridden to 20 Cyclocross World Championship titles, 5 Track World Championship Titles, numerous one-day classics wins, as well as Grand Tour stage wins.
Made in Italy
Frame: Alloy, lugged. Fork: Alloy with crown.
Size: Seat Tube: 56 cm Centre to Centre, Top Tube: 56 cm Centre to Centre
Components: Some are original, others were updated in the late 1990s
- Headset: Campagnolo
- Crankset: Stronglight 170 mm Cranks,
- Chainrings: Specialites TA 48 -41, 9 speed 144 BCD
- Front Derailleur: Sachs New Success 2 speed
- Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Veloce 9 speed
- Cassette: 9 speed 13-28
- Shift / Brake Levers: Sachs 2 x 9 speed
- Brakes: Mafac 2000 Centre Pull
- Handlebars: Cinelli Campione del Mondo 56-42 Size: 40 Centre to Centre
- Stem: Cinelli 1A Quill Stem, Size 12 cm
- Seatpost: Campagnolo 25
- Saddle: Turbo
- Hubs: Maillard 700
- Rims: Wolber GTX 700C 36 Hole
- Tires: Kenda 700C x 35mm Clincher
Photography by Walter Lai