Monday, September 14, 2015

1990 Alan project coming on

The Alan project is slowly nearing completion. Sourcing components has taken a while, mainly because it is easy to get carried away and spend top money to accumulate everything needed in a rush. As the plan for the bike is for it to be fully Campagnolified I've taken it easy and bought when I've seen the right part for the right price.

Since the last post on the project a pair of Delta brakes have been sourced which cost the same as the frame but were a must have. I've gone for a Triomphe rear mech just because I find them the prettiest mech of the period. Campag aero seatposts in the unusual Alan size of 25mm are always available but generally costly which is probably why most Alan frames are sold without them... 

The bars and stem are Cinelli as that really felt like the only brand that could compliment the project. The stem is an XA, I just love the wedge mechanism for clamping the bars. Just a chainset (anyone out there got a reasonable Croce d'Aune one going for a fair price?) and a Rolls titanium saddle to find now.

The Alan, mostly there now.

Campag delta brakes. Beautiful.

Cinelli bars and stem the only choice.

Just finishing touches required now.

Campagnolo Triomphe rear mech. A boxy squarish kind of beauty.

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