The Alan Project

The Alan Project

I’m looking forward to the reaction this will have from our readers. Luca Mincarini sent in these images of an Alan he built up with a set of handlebars that lend it a distinct ‘café-racer’ stance. Luca tells me that, due to the TT-esque riding position, the acceleration and cornering ability is amazing. Regardless of the purists’ verdict, it achieves the same result clip-on or upside-down handlebars did to a Triton or BSA Gold Star around London’s Ace Café.

The Alan Project
The Alan Project
The Alan Project
The Alan Project
The Alan Project
The Alan Project
The Alan Project
The Alan Project
The Alan Project

  • Christopher A Moyer

    That’s a cool bike and the handlebars add a unique twist. But as someone who has ridden and raced on an Alan, I have to quibble with the assertion that any Alan could have “amazing” cornering, unless amazing means something like “slightly firmer than spaghetti” in this instance. 🙂

    They were compliant and comfortable, though.

    • Lucamincarini

      Yes I know that Alan frames are compliant and confortable, but with a large handlebar in a low position everything change… and it is very funny to ride! 🙂

  • Nico

    Odd but beautiful mixture.

    What are those brake levers?

    • Lucamincarini

      They are an old couple of brake reverse lever from France, used on very old bikes

  • Mule

    This bike looks like a weapon! Very clean with lots of natural aluminum. Yes, the frames were very “Compliant”.

  • Teo

    This is absolutely one of the most beautiful bike i’ve seen here. About the levers: near my office there’s an abandoned but locked old bike with those levers… one of these night I’ll be all Arsenio Lupin on her! 😉

  • Anonymous

    I think this a great looking bike. I would never have thought of Shamals and brown tires for that bike, but it really works!

  • Croyse

    It strikes me as more style than substance, but that never killed anyone.