Vintage, yesteryear and retro biking
Thanks frog. It's the result of many years of collecting and refining. I commuted on this ALAN for about a year and I enjoyed every minute of it and It hasn't changed much since that time. All the components remain the same except the seat post. I changed to a Nuovo Record post due to its greater strength.
my little Alan
details and more pics:
http://s262.photobucket.com/user/munga1 ... 974%20Alan
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yeah, looking at the pics, i prolly should have washed it.
thanks for the compliments guys - it pretty much builds itself when you start with nice clean components.
if i could change out the frame for a 2cm larger one, i'd be a happy camper.
it just rides so nicely. i was no-hands-ma at 60+ km/hr and it's just so stable.
Original Rovals as well. Nice.
cheers, mr velo. they're such nice wheels. both of them spin for a very long time, and before they do stop, they rock back and forth looking for the lightest part of the wheel. quality hubs, and i had second thoughts about selling them.
it's missing the crankbolt dustcaps, and the dropouts could do with a polish, so let's say it's 95% complete.
true, true. bear in mind that the bike was built to be ridden and you can forgive such blemishes as the missing caps, rust on the caliper qr bolts, the rusty stem bolt head, the unpolished lugs, the 6402 lockring on the 7400 bottom bracket etc.
i'm sure someone more pedantic could bring out the details a bit more than i have. the rear derailleur was a genuine 30sec rub with the autosol cloth while it was on the bike. you can see the grease on the chain. there's brake dust around the calipers, dirt on the dt. it's nice but it's no show pony. anyone want to swap frames?
i will certainly buy another one day.
Here's a new one for those who are keen.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/281116413168 ... 26_rdc%3D1
It looks like an old one Scott. My guess is that it's a 70's version. I understand the early ones had issues with bonding but at that price it must be an attractive proposition. Postage is a bit 'jaw dropping' though.
I was only going off the auction title. I guess any aluminum frame that's 30 years old is going to have some oxidisation. Shipping is cheaper than what it would cost ship from Australia to there.
I know this is an ALAN thread but here's my 2/100 of one dollar.
I recently bought what was advertised on fleabay as a Vitus 979. Pics showed what I thought were bizarre Peugeot badges stuck on some time in it's life but clearly the frame & forks were same as Vitus 979 Duralinox . 3 minutes googling after taking delivery I verified it as a Peugeot PX10DU, apparently sold only in 1982/3.
Looking at this old 2011 listing with some great pix of a pristine PX10DU http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rennrad-Peugeot-Vitus-979-/220812157358?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT isn't my bike but it's pretty close, certainly the alu frame colour seems to have been exclusive to Peugeot. Mine has a mishmash of parts (Simplex rear mech, Modolo Speedy brakes/levers, Zeus hubs, etc) and I'm in two minds what to do with it right now.
So beyond that little tale, here's your chance to tell me what the heck the diff is between an ALAN, a Vitus 979 and my new Pug, let alone what I could do with it.
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