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ALAN SR - INTRO

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198? ALAN SUPER RECORD - INTRODUCTION

In the early eighties, and probably late seventies, bicycle frame builders were experimenting with different frame and fork sets materials.  Steel, be it entry level mild steel or top of the line, chrome moly, double butted, fluted and blessed by the bicycle gods, was the material of choice for a very long time.  Bicycle manufacturers and builders were experimenting with new materials - aluminum, carbon fibre and even wood, believe it or not.

The ALAN Super Record is an aluminum and lugged frame set.  A very unusual combination, since most aluminum frames, of the day, lacked external lugs and featured welded joints.  But the ALAN did not rely on any welding or brazing process.  Rather, the aluminum tubes were screwed and glued into the lugs.  This construction help make for very light bicycles, coming in under the twenty pound mark, depending on component installed.

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