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    Dolan Pre Cursa

    Hey, i was looking into some frames for a fixed gear bike. I went to a couple of shops and one recommended the Dolan Pre Cursa. I was wondering if any of you guys heard anything about it? Its $400 with a carbon fork , so seems like a decent deal. Thanks in advance.....

    http://www.bikes-dolan.uk.com/en-us/dept_36.html

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    is $516 right for the conversion to $?

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    Not too bad for the price. Dolan is a good brand that makes high end track bikes.
    I think that bike will probably ride really stiff for the street, but would be great for the track.

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    I ride a team replica (the full sized version of this) on the street and it rides great. A nice smooth character but with great acceleration and really tight handling. Watch for overlap on the smaller sizes, though. I have a similar Alpina fork on it. I find the ride smoother than my Soma steel frame with steel fork that I rode previously.

    That said, it really feels like it is too nice for commuting. It wants to be on the track.
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    I'm sort of confused...

    I've seen people recommend the Pre Cursa as a beginner track bike, but the geo is the same as IROs which are usually not recommended due to their "slack" geo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pedalpedalpedal View Post
    the geo is the same as IROs
    It's not though. Head and Seat tube angles are different.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elTwitcho View Post
    It's not though. Head and Seat tube angles are different.
    Here's the dimensions from Probikekit for the Dolan 50cm:
    Seat Tube: 50cm
    Top tube: 525mm
    Seat Tube angle: 75
    Head tube angle: 72

    Iro Angus (supposedly their "old school track" frame) 50cm:
    Size: 50cm
    Seat tube (c-c): 46cm
    Top tube: 52cm
    Head tube angle: 72
    Seat tube angle: 75


    Is it because of the size that I'm looking at?

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    Check the wheel base. I'll be the Dolan's tighter.

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    whoa whoa whoa. back up just a bit *beep* *beep* *beep*

    who isn't recommending the IRO? I have personally recommended the Angus and Mark V (same geo) to many different people, both new and old. It's a great bike for a beginner and I am pretty sure I have seen it recommended many different times. Even if it wasn't recommended, it certainnly wouldn't be for "slack" geo. Someone post evidence if i'm wrong. Dolan is a good bike. Probikekit.com sells them cheap. Go for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pedalpedalpedal View Post
    Here's the dimensions from Probikekit for the Dolan 50cm:
    Seat Tube: 50cm
    Top tube: 525mm
    Seat Tube angle: 75
    Head tube angle: 72

    Iro Angus (supposedly their "old school track" frame) 50cm:
    Size: 50cm
    Seat tube (c-c): 46cm
    Top tube: 52cm
    Head tube angle: 72
    Seat tube angle: 75


    Is it because of the size that I'm looking at?
    When people recommend IROs as a solid bike for street riding they usually mean the mark V. Also, 50cm sized bikes always have wonky geometry
    Rich

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    iros will definitely do the job perfectly well enough but definitely not the best.

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