If it involves pedalling then I'm probably into it…
Dolan Pre Cursa
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a tight jean wearing knobhead on a ‘fixie’ with ridiculous handlebars and no brakes but I do love riding fixed gear. *
The Dolan is my second fixed gear bike, born from the ashes of my old Langster. For a £200 frame and fork, it’s flipping awesome! Mavic Open Pro’s (like all my other road wheels…) and SRAM brakes and it’s a fast commuter and cracking winter trainer for bombing round the Cheshire lanes at night.
The only trouble is that there’s no rear brake drilling. Not a massive problem as I never really used the rear brake riding fixed, but as I ride on the hoods a lot, I’ve put the rear brake lever on and a section of out cable under the bar tape, just so it feels the same. I’ve taped up the lever to stop it flapping around. Bottle cages are the other little problem, but Decathlon came to the rescue for a fiver and some old bar tape keeps it from slipping.
*Obviously it’s good to see more people on bikes, but I’d much rather they had brakes and had at least heard of the highway code. Let the abuse begin…