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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:11 pm 
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hi i this arrived to day. it's a terry dolan alloy frame.i had doubts about how original it was, but it had chevin cycles web address on it so i looked them up got there number and gave them a call and they confirmed that they sold terry dolan bikes and frames but they couldn't tell me year of production.
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i was considering getting it resprayed is there anywhere in the bournemouth/southampton area that can do this
cheers dave


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:03 pm 
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Talking of Terry Dolan!

Anyone know if he was good at frame building in the 80's or did someone else make frames and he put his name on it ?

First bike frame i've seen with Terry Dolan on it :)


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:16 pm 
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this is why i was not sure if this frame was original as it was plastered with his name on it .
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Terry Dolan built for Cougar in Liverpool during the early 80s if I recall correctly. Cant recall when he first built under his own name though !


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Anyone know if he was good at frame building in the 80's or did someone else make frames and he put his name on it ?


IIRC he built Cougar frames late 80s-early 90s, but they're all brazed steel.
He sold the brand and started importing aluminium then carbon. I suspect this is a rebadged Italian of some sort.

He certainly isn't shy at putting his name around. I've got a tandem with at least 8 Dolans on it...:D

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:13 pm 
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there's 10 on this frame and only half the size.
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If the frame is built from 6061 or scandium alloy then its probably Italian-sourced whereas 7000-series will be Taiwanese. Judging by the Colnago-esque paintjob, I would reckon is to be about 2000-2001, later if it has a 1.125" headset. I had a Dolan track frame of this era - one of the stiffest frames I've ever ridden, sadly demised due to cracked headtube.


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If the frame is built from 6061 or scandium alloy then its probably Italian-sourced whereas 7000-series will be Taiwanese. Judging by the Colnago-esque paintjob, I would reckon is to be about 2000-2001, later if it has a 1.125" headset. I had a Dolan track frame of this era - one of the stiffest frames I've ever ridden, sadly demised due to cracked headtube.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:42 pm 
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how do i find out what type of tubing it has as has no tubing stickers on it. the serial number on the bottom bracket is aoa82845 if this means anything to any one please let me know.
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