Elan  & Elan Mixte  

For now, please go to the Lotus Elite page for some background on the Lotus Elan.

The Lotus Elan was an entry-level bicycle, one model above the steel rim Lotus Special of the same year.  

1983 specification chart is at the bottom of the page, the Elan shown below is a slightly later model.
1983 Lotus Elan (Pacific Cycles)
Frame Details top tube cable guides, brazed on bottle bosses, cable guides under bottom bracket
Frame Tubing Carbon Steel Headset Chrome Steel
Fork Carbon Steel Handlebar Alloy with Cotton Tape
Colors Black w/ Red Head Tube
Red w/ Black Head Tube
Stem Alloy w/ Recessed Bolt
Frame Sizes 19, 21, 23, 25 inches Brakes "Compe 500 Type" Alloy QR Side Pull and Extension Levers
Crank Tracer Alloy 42-52 Seatpost Steel
Pedals Steel Rattrap Saddle Viscount Anaomic
Shift Levers Stem Mount Rims Alloy 27 x 1 1/4
Front Derailleur "Shimano 600 Type" Hubs Alloy "Shimano-Type" w/ QR
Rear Derailleur "Shimano 600 Type" Spokes
Freewheel Suntour 6-Speed Tires 27 x 1 1/8 Skin
Chain "Gold Chain" Weight 27 lbs. for 21 inches
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