Guerciotti Sprint Alan Road Bike: 56cm x 56cm - Campagnolo Super/Nuovo Record / Triomphe - Aluminum Bonded - Red/Silver -
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This is a 1987 bonded aluminum race bike built by ALAN (who along with Vitus were the leaders of the screwed-and-glued frame revolution) for Guerciotti. These frames can be built up to under 16 pounds using superlight components, and this one with semi original parts sits at 19.8 pounds. It's one of the few aluminum frames ever built with adjustable horizontal dropouts. These frames tend to be a bit flexy, which provides for a very smooth and forgiving ride with great planing. If you're a lighter rider and/or desire comfort and planing over stiffness and sprinting prowless, this is a great choice for you. Not recommended for those much over 200 pounds or top sprinters with calves like small trees.
The fork features the famous Guerciotti star pantographed on the crown tops, and the name Guerciotti is panto'd on the head lug. Gloriously anodized red main tubes with bare aluminum lugs. These lugs can be polished to a mirror shine, but I'll leave that up to you to do. Colorful original decals. Even the fittings are unique! The top tube cable guides are cnc aluminum. The lugs are quite unique with large holes cut out of them. The fastback-like seatstays stand out, even among other bonded bikes. All in all a beautiful frame!
The build is a completely Italian original and period correct mix. The gruppo that came on this bike originally for bikes imported to the USA were Campagnolo Victory/Triomphe, and many parts have been upgraded to Nuovo Record, Super Record, and Chorus. Even the rims are Campagnolo! (these wheels are tubular). There are a couple little detail pieces added, Guerciotti G star logo crank dust caps and handlebar end plugs.
The medium/large 56cm frame will fit riders roughly 5ft 9 to 6ft 1.
- Seat tube: 56cm (c-c)
- Top tube: 56cm
- Headtube: 146mm
*The seat tube had an oversized seatpost shoved into it at some point, and there is a bulge in the tube about an inch below the lug. This type of bulge is considered safe and not a durability issue. There is a seat post in there supporting it even*
Aside from the above mentioned seat tube bulge, it is in excellent to near mint condition with a lot of new parts. The frame's paint, decals, and clear coated alloy finishes look wonderful with almost zero scratches. It passes for new from a couple feet away
Tires (modern), headset, period correct Ambrosio faux leather bar tape, cables/housing, chain, saddle are new. Brake pads are almost NOS nuovo record pads with about 20 miles on them. Brake levers appear almost NOS, with original white hoods in near perfect shape. All other components are in excellent shape, the only wear to note is some scratching on the crank arms.
- Frame number:135656 on bb shell, Corsa 187 on ST, indicating January 1987 build date
- Wheelset: Campagnolo Nuovo Tipo high flange hubs, Campagnolo Lambda Strada tubular rims
- Hutchinson Tempo 1 tubular gumwall, 700c x
- Rear derailleur: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
- Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Victory/Triomphe
- Shifters: Campagnolo Victory/Triomphe Peanut Butter Knife shifters
- Crankset: Campagnolo Chorus 170mm x 52/42t
- Brake levers: Campagnolo Super Record drilled, white hoods
- Brakes: Nuovo Record front, Victory/Triomphe rear
- Seatpost: Campagnolo Chorus
- Saddle: Soma clone of a San Marco Concor Supercorsa
- Stem: Modolo
- Handlebars: Cinelli w/ NOS Ambrosio Bike Ribbon tape