I'm thinking about building up a Pre Cursa frame from bits I've got lying around plus. Risers, low profile wheels plus some skinny steel forks from on here. Might end up looking shit.
@Rodolfo I think built one with a steamroller fork and it was pretty nice. Post up the results!
Any recommendations for a frame or eventually a frameset at similar price range as Pre Cursa? I want to build a budget fixie until before season finishes. I had a Pre Cursa once and want something different now.
This think is a pretty perfect distillation. I'd ride it if I didn't live in Seattle.
How big is the difference in rear clearance on a 52 and a 54 pre-cursa? I had what I'm pretty sure was a 35c in the back of my 54 and a friend is struggling to get a 28c in his 52, has anyone else found this?
That is like 4x the cost of a pre-cursa?
Whose side are you on?
strongly agree SBC Cycles are awesome, esp for wheelbuilding
5 shops (in no particular order) I'll go to Seabass, Bikefix, SBC, Brixton Cycles and BikeWorks
How far forward in the dropouts is the wheel? Clearance issues usually with the bridge between the seat stays and moving back in the dropouts sorts it. May need a longer chain.
Yeah he reckons he's done the usual tinkering, I need to take a look at it
Just finished, absolutely cannot wait to get out on it. Fuck rain.
Cheers. Just needs matching stem and maybe 1 less chain link/drop bars..
Finally pulled the trigger on a 56cm. Opted for the winter grass fork and was wondering if anyone has experience of tyre clearance for them with a front brake? I've scoured this thread and consensus seems to be a 32 will definitely fit in the back, but is the road fork that roomy that it will accommodate a front brake too?
The brake caliper will decide your clearance - sram rival caliper will get you 32c without knobbies on tyre.
30c Schwalbe winter with studs will fit.
Had an FXE with the winter/grass/mudguard fork.
I could fit Conti 35mm CX race tyres, loads of caliper room, issue was sidewall clearance was minimal to the point of a muddy ride or any flex in front wheel or wheel out of true would have the side wall rubbing away the carbon fork.
I reckoned on 32 max and avoid very muddy towpaths or park rides would be okay, which is handy as a lot of choice on cx tyres in that size.
Rear is a case of altering sprocket size/chain length to get the tyre back enough to clear.
Thanks all. Have just received frameset and fork in post and clearance looks extremely generous. Chuffed.
I was however expecting a bit more curve on the fork. Is it possible I've been sent the wrong one? Can't tell from eye when I compare on the website whether it's optical illusion or not, but they don't seem to sell any other similar looking fork with Dolan branding. Have I just received an updated version?
If you compare it with the photo of the frameset on their site, it looks like a completely different fork...I'm not going mad, am I?
Looks a bit like the deep drop carbon winter road fork, only without their Alpina branding.
I'm guessing you ordered the grass track frameset?
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