Dolan FXE

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Ordered a new frame last night.
First a bit of a back story......
I wanted a new single speed and was thinking about a Mercian frame. Thing is I already have a geared Mercian bike and a Lee Cooper steel single speed so did I really want another steely.
After much thought I’ve decided to go for an Aluminium frame with carbon forks. A lot cheaper I know but the idea is with the money saved I can splash out on expensive parts like carbon bars and seat post and build a nice lightweight winter trainer.
I’ve had a good look round the web and came across the Dolan frame. Takes brakes, has 2 water bottle bosses and can also fit full mudguards which is a real plus on a bike used through winter.
So last night I pushed the button and ordered the frame and forks and also a Sugino RD2 crank.
I’ll post pics of the build here as and when I get the parts. I’m in no rush to get this on the road ASAP so I’m going to take my time with this
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AndyRM

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Roker
Nice frame!
 
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@jayonabike are they drill at both ends for brakes ?

How is the Lee Cooper doing ?
Yes it’s drilled for front and rear brakes and has brake cable guides on the top tube.
The Lee Cooper is great, such a smooth ride. It’s the bike I’ve been using the most recently. I’ve been riding it to work then swapping over the flat pedals for spd-sl for longer Sunday morning rides.
 

biggs682

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Northamptonshire
Yes it’s drilled for front and rear brakes and has brake cable guides on the top tube.
The Lee Cooper is great, such a smooth ride. It’s the bike I’ve been using the most recently. I’ve been riding it to work then swapping over the flat pedals for spd-sl for longer Sunday morning rides.
That's good on both answers , must admit i always enjoyed it as well
 

3narf

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Tetbury
Looking forward to finding out how it rides on the road!

It looks super stiff; you might have to grit your teeth but it should pick up well...
 
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jayonabike

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Wheels turned up this morning.
I went for Halo Aerorage for the rear but didn’t want a track type wheel for the front (the front halo aerorage is quite heavy & I want this bike to be a light weight machine) so I went for their road wheel the Evaura.

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derrick

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Wheels turned up this morning.
I went for Halo Aerorage for the rear but didn’t want a track type wheel for the front (the front halo aerorage is quite heavy & I want this bike to be a light weight machine) so I went for their road wheel the Evaura.

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What BB are you going to be using, have been thinking about putting together a lightweight fixie, i wish i had not sold the one i had,
Am liking that frame.:okay:
 
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jayonabike

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More bits

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SRAM single speed levers
Shimano R550 pedals
White industries ENO freewheel (going 47/17 with this bike)

Only one more order to come and I should be ready to start the build at the weekend.
 
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