1972 Alan. Aluminum frame. Campy groupo. Weyless hubs. Wolber sew-up wheelset – could be converted/upgraded to clincher wheels. $1100
Alan was founded in Italy in 1972 by Falconi Lodovico, an engineer who had worked for bicycle manufacturer Torpado (France) and the name came from the names of his sons Alberto (AL) and Annamaria (AN).
His first frames made were in aluminum and constructed with a unique method by bonding tubes and lugs using a special glue that originated from the aeronautical industry.
This method has become a distinguishing factor for Alan, well noted by the high level frames developed and tested throughout racing over the years which has permitted them to create innovative and functional solutions by combining diverse materials that are normally prohibitive using traditional welding methods.