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ALAN

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Coordinates: 45°24′39″N 11°43′20″E / 45.4108139°N 11.7220846°E / 45.4108139; 11.7220846

ALAN
Private
IndustryBicycles
Founded1972
FounderLodovico Falconi
Headquarters,
Italy
Area served
Worldwide
ProductsBicycle frames
Websitealanbike.it

ALAN is an Italian bicycle manufacturer.

History

ALAN was founded in 1972 by Falconi Lodovico, an engineer who had worked for bicycle manufacturer Torpado [fr].[1] The name ALAN comes from the first two letters of the Lodovico's children, Alberto and Annamaria.[2] It was the first company to introduce an all aluminium bicycle frame made from aerospace grade aluminum.[3] In 1976, ALAN was again first in developing and manufacturing a production carbon frame[4] made by bonding Torayca carbon fibre composite tubing to cast aluminium lugs, a process still widely used today by many manufacturers.

Over the years the firm's frames were ridden to 20 cyclo-cross world championships titles, 5 track world championships titles, numerous one-day classics wins, as well as Grand Tour stage wins.[5]

See also

References

  1. ^ "ALAN bicycles". Classic Rendezvous. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
  2. ^ "About us". ALAN. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
  3. ^ Lindsey, Joe (18 March 2013). "Aluminum Frames Are Back—And Better than Ever". Bicycling. Retrieved 16 June 2016.
  4. ^ "A world champ returns: Alan's Super Cross Carbon adds modern features, custom options, keeps classic look". Cyclocross Magazine. 23 June 2015. Retrieved 16 June 2016.
  5. ^ "Short About". Alan Bike Frames. Archived from the original on 11 September 2010. Retrieved 17 June 2011.
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