ALAN

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ALAN
Private
Industry Bicycles
Founded 1972
Founder Lodovico Falconi
Headquarters Veggiano, Italy
Area served
Worldwide
Products Bicycle frames
Website alanbike.it

ALAN is an Italian bicycle manufacturer.

History[edit]

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]

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References[edit]

  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. Retrieved 17 June 2011. 

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