Originally designed by Lodovico Falconi in 1984, this magnificently restored Alan Super Record CX, found a second life rather serendipitously.
In a moment of luck, the Netherlands-based framebuilder, Junior Hoefsloot, found the Alan in all places – a metal scrap yard.
From there, Hoefsloot brought it back to his workplace, and began the process of bringing it back to life.
Both a philanthropic foundation and a workshop, Hoesfsloot’s Villa Boerebont MOER, trains underprivileged youth in the life-long skills of woodworking, bike mechanics, farming, and baking.
Together, he and his students, turned the Alan into this glorious fixed-gear bike.
However, this involved not only refurbishing every part of the frame, but also sourcing an appropriate fork for it, which turned out to be a vintage Tange.
In addition, the bike was also fitted with a Sturmey Archer crankset, a polished SR stem, a Mavic 610 bottom bracket, customized fenders, and final touches that included a Brooks saddle, grips and a handmade leather bag.
It took more than a year to complete the project. And, once it was finished, the Alan was affectionately given the name “Minna”.
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