On Thu, Dec 17, 2009 at 12:32 PM, James Simmons <firstname.lastname@example.org>wrote:
> Hey all,
> So I walked into a local bike shop in a rich part of town looking for an
> old Italian road bike for my girlfriend to start riding this year. But this
> is what I found.
> Its an Alan aluminum frame circa 1977, with Campy everything. Nuovo Record
> rear D, 1980's Chorus brake levers, Record hubs laced to tubular rims, and a
> Cinelli bar.
> I'm pretty in love with it, and now I'm just trying to get some details
> down about its age.
> I've been looking online, and I can tell its post 1963, but thats about as
> smart as I am. I am also looking to place the WAJA sticker. It looks like a
> race team decal, but I haven't been able to find much about it. It does have
> the same colored rings that the Alan emblem has, so maybe its a factory race
> team? Is that possible? I can't imagine Cervelo is the first to dream up
> that idea.
> I'm thinking its a steal at 350 Euro, about 500USD, but what do you think?
> James Simmons
> Heidelberg, Germany
> Campy Chorus 11 Ridley
> And soon an
> Alan 1975c Campy 6 speed, in gorgeous anodized gold
> On Fri, Dec 11, 2009 at 8:32 AM, James Simmons <email@example.com>wrote:
>> I'm a US Soldier living in Germany, and I'm headed home next summer.
>> I'm planning on buying a few European relics to take back with me, but I'm
>> looking for advice on what to search for.
>> In second hand bike shops I've found old Bianchis with and without cracked
>> head tubes, Peugeots, Campy Veloce on old race bikes, all of that. I've
>> somehow ridden a canadian rocky mountain frame with maybe 8 different years
>> of campy, DA, and mavic on it. I understand that some of this is probably
>> I think I've got a unique opportunity to smuggle some special finds into
>> the states, but I'm not sure what to look for.
>> I would like your input concerning certain brands, components, and
>> buzzwords to be on the lookout for.
>> Thank you,
>> James Simmons
>> Heidelberg, Germany
>> I own a 2009 Ridley X-Fire Cyclocross bike with 2009 Campagnolo 11-speed
>> I'm brand new to the sport, and I'm in love with the European style and