Dolan Pre Cursa / PreCursa / Track Champion

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  • gotta dig out a pic now!

  • Here you go!

  • Hi. I've found an used Dolan Pre Cursa, frame size: 56cm, for sale "nearby"(it would still be a day trip from my place). I'm planning to use it as an everyday city bike. I have never ridden a road/track bike before, so i'm a little unsure about the right frame size.

    I'm 5ft 11 inch (180cm) so according to the information on Dolan's website the frame should fit me well. However, my inseam (about 30 inch, ~76cm) seems shorter than usual for my height. The omnicalculator frame size calculator says I need more likely a 51cm frame. I'm a bit confused, because the Dolan website says the 52cm frame size fits people with max. 167cm height.

    Should I look for a 50 or 52cm frame instead? I would hate to drive that far only to find that the 56cm frame is way too big for me.

  • 56cm unless you want a huge saddle to bar drop

  • 5'10" / 32" inseam, I ride a 54cm PreCursa.

  • I'm 5'11'' and ride a 54.
    had a 56 years ago but 54 fits me better.

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  • nice matchy matchy.

  • Anyone paint stripped one of the more recent Pre Cursas, with the filler around headtube and seat cluster? Wonder if the filler will look gargabe next to raw alu.

  • Hand stripped this so could definitely make it look cleaner with decent paint stripper, adding decals would make it look nicer I reckon


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  • Might be a stupid question but here goes :)

    I ride a medium or 54 in all road bikes i have had. At 175cm tall and a 30.5 inseam most bike frames seem to work. 73.7 mid saddle to mid spindle. I ordered a 54cm pre cursa after some to and fro with them because the measurements seemed a bit odd. I suggested a 52 and they said a 54 will be fine.Theres no slope to the top tube either-not compared to my Addict or TCR. I rode the new bike at HHV sunday and quickly discovered theres next to no room , when straddling the bike, between my crotch and top of the frame. Only an issue when stopping and starting but a big one as i get used to fixie riding. My gut feeling is to swap to a 52 but is what i am describing quite common on fixed gear bikes? Advice welcome.

  • see attached for pre cursa fit-very confusing.

    https://www.dolan-bikes.com/dolan-pre-cu­rsa-aluminium-frameset/

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