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    Alkon bikes, the finest Spanish alu. frames of early 90´s

    Alkon ? say what ? Alkon was one of the few ( and first ) Spanish framebuilders; back in the early 90 ´s they started building the Pirineos; the first one of the family, they were mainly aluminium frames (Italian Oria tubes ) with “ a la Klein “ rear end´s.

    Here´s Tomás Perezagua, the founder:



    Here´s some of their works:



    How were they made:













    Some info about this brand in the Spanish Classic forum:

    [Fotos] SANTUARIO ALKON (porque se lo merecen!!)

    As said above, the Pirineos was their first work available at bike shops and the inspiration to build my `93 model:



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    So, here´s mine:

    Frame: Alkon Pirineos
    Fork: Manitou I
    Headset: Tioga Avenger
    Stem: Answer A-Tac
    Handlebar: Answer Taper Lite
    Grips: Grab On
    Brakes: Shimano Deore XT
    Brake Pads: Scott Matthauser
    Brake Cables: Jagwire
    Cantilever cable hangers: Shimano
    Brake Levers: Shimano Deore DX M075
    Shifters: Shimano Deore DX M075
    Front Derailleur: Shimano Deore DX M650
    Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore DX M650
    Derailleur Cables: Jagwire
    Cassette: Shimano HG-70
    Chain: Shimano UG
    Cranks: Shimano Deore DX MT-60
    Crank Bolts: Deore DX MT-60
    Chainrings: Deore DX MT-60
    Chainring bolts: Deore DX MT-60
    Bottom Bracket: Shimano UN-70
    Pedals: Shimano Deore DX M650 / Tioga Power Clips / Specialized Straps
    Hub Skewers: Ringlé holey
    Rims: Mavic M-231
    Hubs: Shimano Deore DX M650
    Nipples: Brass
    Spokes: DT
    Tyres: Onza Porcupine F / Panaracer Smoke R
    Tubes: Michelin
    Saddle: Selle Italia Turbo
    Seatpost: American Classic


















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    Nice
    1985 Ritchey Timber Comp
    1985 Ritchey Ascent
    1987 Ritchey Timberwolf

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    Thank you for posting this. I think it's interesting to see what the Europeans were doing in the 90's. Some interesting examples are the German Batbikes and Dave Lloyd.

    What does "Pirineos" mean?

    Great pictures and thanks for making the effort to scan these.

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    Pireneus mountains.
    want: Ibis ti handlebar. suntour 31.8 front derr. bottom pull

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    That's a nice looking bike, both in terms of it's geometry and also its condition.

    Spain also had Monty bikes. The company still makes a range of bikes.

    http://www.monty.com.es/HistoriaE.html'

    They started out doing BMX and trials bikes, but I have an ad somewhere with a full suspension MTB and a tandem MTB from around 1994, I think.

    Grumps

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    What does "Pirineos" mean?
    Pyrenees - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Oh! Not what I think of for mountain biking since I watch a lot of road bike races. Thanks, guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    Thank you for posting this. I think it's interesting to see what the Europeans were doing in the 90's. Some interesting examples are the German Batbikes and Dave Lloyd.
    Very few frame builders were in Spain in the 90´s, in this magnificent blog you can see almost all of them: CATÁLOGO DE LA BICI RETRO: MARCAS ESPAÑOLAS

    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    What does "Pirineos" mean?
    As said above, the mountains between France & Spain, one of their top of the line models was named MAKALU Makalu - Wikipedia, la enciclopedia libre

    Thanks for all the comments ¡!

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    Very nice bike, that rigid fork is wild. How do you like the ride?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chefmiguel View Post
    Very nice bike, that rigid fork is wild. How do you like the ride?
    Not ridden very much ... in fact, couple parking lot test only ... my main rides are the Clark Kent and a Titus Switchblade


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