Anlun frame & fork with a mash-up of parts.
It all started when a buddy of mine decided that, for purely nostalgic reasons, wanted to buy and fix up a couple old BMX bikes to cruise around on for the summer. He found a score on craigslist consisting of four beat up, old frames and some other small parts for a couple bucks. As he only wanted one bike, and someone else to ride with, he gave me one of the frames and the others were sold off.
Neither of us having any idea what we were doing, we searched for forums to help us out in search for info and parts. After finding this site I had a good idea of which direction I wanted to go and the hunt for parts began. After months of searching on here, eBay, craigslist, local shops, and other online sources I finally had the bike I wanted when I was a kid growing up in the 80s. Here's the build thread.
Judging by the serial number (M870200087) I believe this to be a February 1987 but I'm only guessing so anyone with the correct info please chime in..
It's an interesting frame as it has a "V" groove all the way down the length of the top tube and a rear brake bridge plate instead of a tube, which has "Anlun" stamped on it as well as do the rear drop outs. Other than a small gusset and nice welds, it's a super simple frame design which I'm guessing is what makes its very very light.. The complete bike weighs a little over 20 pounds.
There is only one more Anlun like this one on here and I know of one more that a buddy has but that's all I've ever seen. After talking to a few people I found out that Haro and Anlun have some kind of connection in the past.. Is there anyone that might know more about this? I'm curious to know more.
Here's the parts list. I tried to keep everything period correct and re-pop parts to a minimum. All aluminum was hand polished and anything green or white was powdercoated:
-Anlun/Norco Spitfire frame
-Sugino aluminum spider
-SR chain wheel
-chromoly chainring bolts
-Sugino 165 mm crank
-Odyessy Dynatron bottom bracket
-ACS Stroker pedals
-KMC K710 Superlight Kool chain
-Viscount Dominator seat
-Tioga reinforced lay back seat post 22.2mm
-ACS seat clamp
-Tioga Bear Trap II headset & bearings
-RedLine 20A Prostyler handle bars
-NOS AME Rounds grips
-NOS Dia- Compe Tech 6 brake levers
-stainless brake cable set
-NOS Shimano Tourney calipers
-Skyway Tuff II wheels
-Duro Comp ST tires - 20" X 1.75"
-Cheng Shin Tubes 20" X 1.75"
-Porkchop freestyle brake pads
-Shimano 16 tooth freewheel
-Porkchop stainless swivel axle nuts
-self made Anlun stickers
Re: 1987 Anlun
Damn, I never knew Anlun made completes... RAD.
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Re: 1987 Anlun
I would love to build another and I was actually thinking about doing one for the lady but I just moved to Japan and have no idea where to even begin looking for parts. That and my hookups for powder and whatnot are all gone now.
I'm one the hunt here though.. thousands of bike shops are bound to have something.
Re: 1987 Anlun
Great looking bike! I would have been nervous photographing near that water. Mine tip over at least once every shoot! Amazing detail.
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