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Dolan DF3

Finally finished with it - as it should be

Frame:
57cm

Fork/Headset:
Alpina Wing Pista Carbon Track Fork/ Alpina 45X45 Headset

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Rotor 3D Track, Rotor Track BB.

Pedals:
Exustar PR107TK w/ double straps.

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Rotor 3D Track 172.5 crank set / Sugino Gigas14t /13tcogs/Sugino lock rings/ 50T Shimano Olympic Zen chain ring/ Izumi model "V".

Handlebars/Stem:
3T Scatto 35mm/Zipp SL Sprint 90mm

Saddle/Seatpost:
Selle Italia Kit Carbonio/ Alpna Wing TT Carbon

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Mavic Ellipse/Continental Attack

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Mavic Ellipse/Continental force

Accessories:
Sigma Rox 10

More Info:
As the bike is for training

Bike History

Click a link below to see past stages of this bike.

  1. Delivery
  2. Initial
  3. new stage: Closer to where to be
  4. The bike as I liked it
  5. Drivetrain tweaks
  6. Racing form
  7. Ready to GO
  8. LOOK HSD stem and FSA Carbon Cranks
  9. Last stage...
  10. Dolan DF3 Final
  11. Training kit

Current Stage Info:

Mavic training/club competition wheelset plus training computer

Added by zippy2012. Last updated about 4 years ago.

104 Comments

DoctorLarch

DoctorLarch says:

Zippy this thing is so rad...Much luv!

Posted about 7 years ago

zippy2012

zippy2012 says:

TY. It's finally gotten real despite all my mistakes.

Posted about 7 years ago

Razzortheviper

Razzortheviper says:

why did you go from fsa carbon crankset to rotor alu crankset

Posted almost 8 years ago

zippy2012

zippy2012 says:

The important thing about it was going from 165 to 172.5 which is better for me. As for the Rotor brand, I already had FSA, a lot of Sugino and the Rotor has a disk instead of a spider.

Posted almost 8 years ago

otiswolf

otiswolf says:

Good God. This has now reached maximum awesomeness.

Posted about 8 years ago

zippy2012

zippy2012 says:

LOL. It got to a point. Then I just couldn't stop.

Posted about 8 years ago

nightstalker

nightstalker says:

Brilliant finish

Love it, love seeing you update parts by parts

Posted about 8 years ago

zippy2012

zippy2012 says:

Thanks, finally done.

Posted about 8 years ago

budhai

budhai says:

this is impeccable. i hope i graduate to a DF3 someday

Posted about 8 years ago

zippy2012

zippy2012 says:

Thx. Maybe a DF4? Sometimes you can find these frames on ebay UK.

Posted about 8 years ago

harveysaurus

harveysaurus says:

Awesome bike! looks better in person! nice to meet you dude.

Posted about 8 years ago

zippy2012

zippy2012 says:

Hey thanks. So that was you @ the RH crit. You're a strong rider. Good meeting you too.

Posted about 8 years ago

harveysaurus

harveysaurus says:

you raced at RHC?

Posted about 8 years ago

zippy2012

zippy2012 says:

Unfortunately I missed that one. Hey, maybe next time.

Posted about 8 years ago

winnerultra

winnerultra says:

this thing ripsssss! sweet trackbike dude!

Posted about 8 years ago

zippy2012

zippy2012 says:

Thanks man. There's not much more I can do with it but get it to the track. Thanks again.

Posted about 8 years ago

DoctorLarch

DoctorLarch says:

Amazing evolution and for the better always !

Posted about 8 years ago

zippy2012

zippy2012 says:

Thanks.

Posted about 8 years ago

otiswolf

otiswolf says:

Good God! I didn't think this bike could get any sexier. What made you switch from the Cormia trispoke to a 4 spoke FFWD?

Posted about 8 years ago

zippy2012

zippy2012 says:

LOL. Those were the Chinese knock-offs I wrote about in the forums! I must admit they were pretty convincing with the decals.

Posted about 8 years ago

otiswolf

otiswolf says:

HA! are the FFWDs real?

Posted about 8 years ago

zippy2012

zippy2012 says:

I knew you were going to ask that! Yes, they are real.

Posted about 8 years ago

xs1cht

xs1cht says:

Looks fast!

Posted over 8 years ago

zippy2012

zippy2012 says:

My fastest bike ever.

Posted about 8 years ago

erniebrochill17

erniebrochill17 says:

Such a desirable frameset. Cheers.

Posted over 8 years ago

zippy2012

zippy2012 says:

LOL. Thanks.

Posted over 8 years ago

Ricky

Ricky says:

Sick track bike!!!!!!!!

Posted over 8 years ago

zippy2012

zippy2012 says:

I'm diggin' yours. I need a stable like that.

Posted over 8 years ago

xs1cht

xs1cht says:

Nice mate!

Posted over 8 years ago

zippy2012

zippy2012 says:

Thanks

Posted over 8 years ago

Guillaume

Guillaume says:

The LoJack sticker is not a good idea in my opinion.
People will take the bike apart in 3 minutes trying to find and remove the Lo-Jack unit.

If you don't have that sticker, bike thieves will problably take longer to work on it, giving you or the police a greater chance to track the bike down. just my $0.02.

Posted over 8 years ago

zippy2012

zippy2012 says:

I put the device inside the bike in such a way that it would take hours to remove and I don't leave the bike locked up anywhere. It's merely to deter thugs with their moronic "ideas".

Posted over 8 years ago

Guillaume

Guillaume says:

It take bike thieves less than 3 minutes to remove crankset, bottom bracket and headset.

Posted over 8 years ago

zippy2012

zippy2012 says:

3 minutes? That's amazing! My device will persist despite even that. I'm ashamed to admit that my main purpose is to deter the street "gangsters" that populate my locale.

Posted over 8 years ago

Guillaume

Guillaume says:

It is all good then.

Posted over 8 years ago

Killerseagull

Killerseagull says:

Beautiful bike

Posted over 8 years ago

zippy2012

zippy2012 says:

Thanks.

Posted over 8 years ago

actics

actics says:

you can install sugino zen in fsa crankset. I've seen a few setups on the pedalroom.
about toeclips: in the city I like to use toeclips, but I'm afraid to wipe carbon. In my steel cranks i have a groove from the use toeclips.

Posted over 8 years ago

zippy2012

zippy2012 says:

It sounds like your shoes are too wide and the pedal spindle isn't long enough. I'm going to put a zen on the FSA someday.

Posted over 8 years ago

zippy2012

zippy2012 says:

MKS Ezy Pedals might work: http://www.mkspedal.com/English/catalog...

Posted over 8 years ago

actics

actics says:

why you replaced the sugino on FSA? what do you think is better? Can I use FSA on the street with toeclips or just with clipless?

Posted over 8 years ago

zippy2012

zippy2012 says:

I replaced the SG75 with the FSA because the FSA had a much wider Q-factor which helps my feet. Another reason was because I wanted 165mm but my Sugino was 175mm crank arm length. Toeclips or clipless are both OK.

Posted over 8 years ago

zippy2012

zippy2012 says:

I think the Sugino Zen chain rings are definitely better but the FSA crankset is a little lighter than the SG75 I have.

Posted over 8 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

You've sure come far from the stock setup! Looks fantastically fast!

Posted over 8 years ago

zippy2012

zippy2012 says:

Thanks!+

Posted over 8 years ago

ultimaform

ultimaform says:

dope!

Posted over 8 years ago

zippy2012

zippy2012 says:

Thank you. Your bikes are among the best I've seen.

Posted over 8 years ago

lesundancekid

lesundancekid says:

Phew, what a lovely bike and wheels!

Posted over 8 years ago

zippy2012

zippy2012 says:

Thanks man. At this point the only things left to improve on or change are chain rings and wheels. Wheels are an expensive issue though.

Posted over 8 years ago

LasykarHI

LasykarHI says:

I love how this thing turns out, and I just can't stop starring at it now *drool

Posted over 8 years ago

JSTEWART304

JSTEWART304 says:

The currents stage is a beast. I'd invest in that cell tracker/GPS if I owned a bike as expensive as that too.

Posted over 8 years ago

BlitzradHB

BlitzradHB says:

Holy crap!!! :-O What a brilliant looking bike! And the matching Aero helmet is so sick!!! :D

Posted over 8 years ago

MGear4817

MGear4817 says:

Very nice bike, looks fast just standing still. Kind of reminds me of a wasp. Appreciate your comments on my bike so I thought I'd check out yours and I'm glad I did. Sweet bike.

Posted over 8 years ago

PandaBear

PandaBear says:

I love the black and yellow and all the little details.. Great build!

Posted over 8 years ago

Mshap0352

Mshap0352 says:

The Dolan that can't be stolan! Super nice build!

Posted over 8 years ago

B96

B96 says:

Killer bike! Nice dedication to the yellow, but i think it would look crazy in mostly black

Posted over 8 years ago

zippy2012

zippy2012 says:

Thx. Dolan's catching on to the stealth look with a couple new offerings I've noticed. At the time, I needed a frame quickly and yellow was the stock color.

Posted over 8 years ago

DayumPanda

DayumPanda says:

I like how you didn't want to have yourself shown in the helmet picture, so you used an auto timer. That's cool!

Posted over 8 years ago

zippy2012

zippy2012 says:

LOL...thx

Posted over 8 years ago

zippy2012

zippy2012 says:

A few people said that on the forums. I dunno yet.

Posted over 8 years ago

winnerultra

winnerultra says:

velodrome using only?

Posted over 8 years ago

zippy2012

zippy2012 says:

That's the purpose of it but I take it out briefly on the street and then directly to the parkway for a workout. I chose the color scheme based on the "stock" color they had at the time but now I'm realizing I need something less flashy. It turns so many heads.

Posted over 8 years ago

Trujillogoes200mph

Trujillogoes200mph says:

Now, it's turning out nicely. But way to much yellow, you should slealth it out!!

Posted over 8 years ago

zippy2012

zippy2012 says:

Actually I have so many parts left over I'm thinking of another frame. I think it will be a total stealth look. Another track bike with a frameset costing $350-$600. Any suggestions?

Posted over 8 years ago

Trujillogoes200mph

Trujillogoes200mph says:

Dolan Precursa?

Posted over 8 years ago

HNFXD

HNFXD says:

what a beast

Posted over 8 years ago

zippy2012

zippy2012 says:

Thanks. Now if I don't kill myself riding it.

Posted over 8 years ago

LTxSmash

LTxSmash says:

Sick bike!!! What do you mean the rear spokes were engineered backwards? Im asking because I'm about to buy these same tri spokes on ebay.

Posted over 8 years ago

zippy2012

zippy2012 says:

I'm referring to the glossy "Speng.. type. I dunno but it seemed to me that the rear hub was backwards as per the cutting edge being a "scoop" shape rather than most other tri-spoke wheels that typically bow forward. Anyway.. if you're going to get this type or tri spoke get them from the AliBaba sites and get them from X-bike.(I'm talking about the "Cori.. knock offs. They're not bad IMHO.(Actually seem to be stiff like HM carbon was used)

Posted over 8 years ago

LTxSmash

LTxSmash says:

How much would a front run me from xbike? I sent them an email, but I figured you might know.

Posted over 8 years ago

CaptainSlowdive

CaptainSlowdive says:

This is what we call a fast bike.

Posted over 8 years ago

PandaBear

PandaBear says:

This is crazy AWESOME!

Posted over 8 years ago

LasykarHI

LasykarHI says:

Nice helmet, Sir :)

Posted over 8 years ago

zippy2012

zippy2012 says:

I was concerned that ordinary paint might alter it's integrity so I took the easy way out. The vinyl turned out to be stretchable to an extent and conforms smoothly.

Posted over 8 years ago

zippy2012

zippy2012 says:

I'm a big fan of Sir Chris

Posted over 8 years ago

Ricky

Ricky says:

Sweet man!!! Def hot!!!

Posted over 8 years ago

zippy2012

zippy2012 says:

These frames are super stiff. At my age it's stiffer than my....

Posted over 8 years ago

jayskeet

jayskeet says:

digging the set up man. Looks sick

Posted over 8 years ago

10101001

10101001 says:

I see what you mean by the wheels and those are pretty interesting. i can see why they stay pretty true and etc. NIce build.

Posted almost 9 years ago

Cjx2xD

Cjx2xD says:

Sweet bike bro. love the wheels
can't wait to see it with SG75s
once you get it take it to the track without brake and maybe different bars haha

BTW what type of wheels are those?

Posted almost 9 years ago

NgoJustNgo

NgoJustNgo says:

i think those are ebay tri spokes! i saw similar ones on ebay!

Posted almost 9 years ago

zippy2012

zippy2012 says:

Ebat is one place to get these. Personally I like them. They're actually <1700g and I don't see anything terribly wrong with them. I'm sure there will be a lot of opinions about these as they make their way across the pacific. That's politics! In my opinion they're decent training wheels.

Posted almost 9 years ago

BetahProd

BetahProd says:

nice, but just recommend adding a second brake lever, changing out the crank set and depending on the kind of riding you want to do -- change the wheels. Don't go ape shit on tarck shit. Can't really tell what kinda riding you like

Posted almost 9 years ago

zippy2012

zippy2012 says:

I have a few sets of wheels so that's no prob. Instead of another brakes I rather changing to safer streets As for riding style, I cruise slowly, get to where I can train, and then do series' of blistering (hopefully) workouts.

Posted almost 9 years ago

reyhanmahardika

reyhanmahardika says:

big no no

Posted almost 9 years ago

zippy2012

zippy2012 says:

Oh well...

Posted almost 9 years ago

HNFXD

HNFXD says:

says the dude who rides a Leader LOL

Posted almost 9 years ago

reyhanmahardika

reyhanmahardika says:

The leader was my past bike. No longer use it

Posted almost 9 years ago

Eingang

Eingang says:

money over sense. chain, crankset, chainring are cheap shit, especially in comparison to the expensive frame+wheelset. and why running a brake in the rear? if you need a brake you should run a front brake.

Posted almost 9 years ago

zippy2012

zippy2012 says:

You would drill a carbon track fork for a brake? Anyway, I've never used the brake and hopefully never will. It's for my girlfriend.

Posted almost 9 years ago

aeroxdynamic

aeroxdynamic says:

Man, this is a sweet builed with a cheap chainring ..fuck meh !

Posted almost 9 years ago

zippy2012

zippy2012 says:

That's true. I'm getting the SG75 ASAP, probably 10 days. I just threw this together for fun. Honestly the bike only came with RD2

Posted almost 9 years ago

Noypi

Noypi says:

Very Nice.

Posted almost 9 years ago

zippy2012

zippy2012 says:

The Lasco chainring is because we go through a lot of those (chainrings)on these stunt bikes.

Posted almost 9 years ago

Rays

Rays says:

Hahahahahha^

Posted almost 9 years ago

Rays

Rays says:

Meh why is there a lasco crank on this bike?

Posted almost 9 years ago

nightstalker

nightstalker says:

you mean chainring?

Posted almost 9 years ago

Rays

Rays says:

Yes.

Posted almost 9 years ago

Fazz7

Fazz7 says:

wtf dude...

Posted almost 9 years ago

Atombomb

Atombomb says:

Dig the tri spokes. Don't have to explain riding brakes. I don't know why riding brakes = being a wimp. I see tons of skinny bitch hipsters rocking brake less that are pussies. They should get in the gym.

Posted almost 9 years ago

nightstalker

nightstalker says:

omg! someone some agrees riding with brakes

Posted almost 9 years ago

Rzjarvis93

Rzjarvis93 says:

+1 i've been hitting the gym for about 6 weeks now. lmao
still brakeless.

it's all your preference and in no way does it make you a wimp. i'm riding in a super lax area where there isnt' much traffic and i haven't gotten into a situation where i need it but as soon as i'm scared once i'm going to slap that bad boy back on. but anyone in a bigger area i would totally rock a brake. no shame.

Posted almost 9 years ago

Atombomb

Atombomb says:

Sorry I was full of piss and vinegar yesterday. But still......no shame in wearing a helmet and riding with brakes. Too many fixed gear riders neglecting both :( TBI = traumatic brain injury

Posted almost 9 years ago

Tony

Tony says:

Sweet!

Posted almost 9 years ago