1970’s ALAN Super record - Francesco Moser - Galli - Very RARE.
ALAN was founded 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 an all aluminium bicycle frame made from aerospace grade aluminium. In 1976, ALAN was again first in developing and manufacturing a production carbon frame made by bonding Torayca carbon fibre composite tubing to cast aluminium lugs, a process still widely used today by many manufacturers. ALAN frames lent their names to many famous cyclist of the era and this particular model is and original Francesco Moser version fitted with a complete Galli groupset. Galli and Co was founded in Torino, some time in the 1930’s. Giovanni Galli was a racing cyclist, and his claim to fame was that he manufactured the world's first aluminium caliper brake. Galli regarded itself as the equal of Campagnolo in engineering terms but without the unnecessary hype. Francesco Moser was dominant from the mid-1970s to the early 1980s and won the 1984 Giro d'Italia, the 1977 world road racing championship and six times in three of the five classics. He turned professional in 1973, showing a cultured pedaling style. But his powerful build meant he wasn’t a gifted climber. His 273 road victories puts him behind Eddy Merckx (525) and Rik Van Looy (379), but ahead of Rik Van Steenbergen (270) and Roger De Vlaeminck (255). He was also an accomplished track rider, riding up to six Six-Day races almost each winter throughout his career. He rode 35, 14 of which with René Pijnen, winning 15. During his racing career Francesco lent his name to ALAN bicycles to produce this stunning racing machine. Frame: ALAN Super Record - anodised Francesco Moser 1970’s Fork: ALAN - anodised Francesco Moser Size : 54cm C to C Bars : 3ttt Competizione - Merckx bend - Panto F. Moser Bar Tape : Benotto Stem : 3ttt Criterium Brake Levers : Galli Super Sport Gear Levers: Galli Criterium Headset : Galli Criterium - needle bearing Seat Post : Campagnolo Super Record - Panto F. Moser Saddle : San Marco Concor Profil Seat post binder : Steel Brake Calipers : Galli Super Criterium - silver Bottle Cages : Elite Crank set : Galli Criterium 170 Chain Rings : Galli Criterium 52/42 Bottom Bracket : Campagnolo Super Record Front Derailleur : Galli Criterium Rear Derailleur : Galli Criterium Chain : Massi 6 speed Freewheel : Suntour 6 speed Front hub : Galli low flange Front Rim : Mavic Monthlery Legere Front tyre : Wolber Tubular Rear hub : Galli low flange Rear Rim : Mavic Monthlery Legere Rear tyre: Wolber Tubular Spokes F&R : Stainless Frame Screws: N/A Pedals : Galli Black Quill, Christophe binda