Finally I got a hook in Herne Hill which means I can now buy a track bike that is going to live solely there.
My budget is around £900 for a complete aluminum bike.
The only brand that offers options for heavy customisation is Dolan, hence I am thinking to go forward with the Dolan TC1 with the Sugino SG75 for crank set (165mm) and Miche Pistard.
Is there any other brand that I should consider ?
I’ve also been looking for a track bike and Dolan appears to be the only brand that takes track bikes seriously. Although one from Planet X might be worth considering;
Yes i have seen this as well but I have made up my mind that carbon is not the way forwards for me
Dolan - great resell price as well.
Hoy Fiorenzuola was awesome - great value and with perfect track geo (steep seat angle, low headtube - almost like TT bike geo but without the slack headtube angle) and stiff as hell. They don’t make them anymore unfortunately, but if you could find one second hand, that’d be my pick.
If not, Dolan TC1’s a great choice - geo’s slightly less aggressive than trad track geo, but that may be better for you!
Buy my Giant Omnium for £500, then you’ve got £400 to blow on coke n rent boys
Can you send me more details? I am looking for a Large (57-58 cm frame)
This just popped up on fb
Second hand 58cm Cannondale CAAD10 Track for sale on Facebook right now: https://www.facebook.com/groups/373499156138729/permalink/1159675810854389/?sale_post_id=1159675810854389
Similar spec, but half your budget.
Ha, was only joking...
However I do need to sell it.
It’s a 58, pretty tip top condition with but a couple of paint chips from my heal hitting the drive side chain stay.
Track use in Newport only Pro Vibe 40cm track bars and 110 puzzle stem
Miche primato tubulars with Vittoria Pista tubs.
Can post a couple of pics when I get home.
Thanks for that! I need to find someone with fb to help me now. I will bother my techy mates! thanks again
Won’t get home this evening but have the day off tomorrow will sort some pics and full spec then
Miche cranks (will have to check teeth, 51 I think), Specialized Toupe saddle, Look Keo pedals.
I’ve also got spare sprockets and chain rings.
Thanks for sending over. I have decided to go ahead with the Dolan TC1 as there was a 10% sale during Xmas.
So did I.
Has anyone got/had a look at the PDQ track frames yet?
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