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    Dolan DF4 vs Koga Kimera

    So I have pretty much decided that I deserve a new track bike (frameset anyway)... pretty much have it down to 2 choices, Dolan DF4 or NOS Koga Kimera.

    What is everyone's thoughts? GO.

    JMR

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    kimera for the street cred.
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    Koga, it's Dutch fer cryin out loud!

    A Japanese teammate has one and it's SWEET.

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    a friend who races at hellyer recently picked one up. too bad his photo taking skills are lacking.

    fried chicken and waffles.

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    Koga, because it has a round seat tube.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaytron View Post
    Koga, because it has a round seat tube.
    Are you still having issues with that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baby Puke View Post
    Are you still having issues with that?
    Ehhh, no not really.

    It maybe drops 1mm or 2mm over the course of a few weeks? Nothing crazy. Seems to be a problem with ALL aero seatposts tbh.
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    Hmm, that's a bummer. Lee having that problem too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baby Puke View Post
    Hmm, that's a bummer. Lee having that problem too?
    I'm not sure, maybe. It's pretty small. I added some carbon paste and tightened it down a bit more to see what's up.
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    Hey Guys, I had the choice of a PLANET x TOR vs the DOLAN DF4, just pulled the trigger and went for the DOLAN, so you all believe that the additional 750 is really justified on the KOGA KIMERA? anyone got any feedback on the DF4??
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    Quote Originally Posted by BenjyStoch View Post
    Hey Guys, I had the choice of a PLANET x TOR vs the DOLAN DF4, just pulled the trigger and went for the DOLAN, so you all believe that the additional 750 is really justified on the KOGA KIMERA? anyone got any feedback on the DF4??
    Have a look at this thread Track Racing Frames and Complete Bikes . You will get a whole lot of info on track frames currently out there.

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    Feedback on the DF4? It's an amazing bike. Most on my old team ride it now. Another quickly adapted brand at my local track has been Dixie Flier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JMR View Post
    So I have pretty much decided that I deserve a new track bike (frameset anyway)... pretty much have it down to 2 choices, Dolan DF4 or NOS Koga Kimera.

    What is everyone's thoughts? GO.

    JMR
    Assuming the frame geometry and stiffness are near identical I would select the one that takes my existing BB and crank set with adequate chain stay clearance. Them I would look at price and frame color.

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