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by Carl Brewer last modified 2007-03-15 01:43
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So who really makes the Teschner track bike?

If this Dolan ARC carbon track bike isn't exactly the same bike as this Teschner Track Pro I'll eat my manky old road gloves.
So who really designed it? Does it matter?  Probably not, all reports suggest it's a top frame, but the curious want to know ... Is Teschner rebadging a Dolan?  Given that Teschner's a small time frame builder in Queensland without access to an autoclave who specialised in other materials for a long time ....  Do I have to eat my gloves?!

Almost but not quite

Posted by lawrence at 2007-03-18 20:26
or, what brand of tomato sauce goes with manky gloves? Yes they are the same frame, but the teschner is not a dolan, but the other way round. Nice that a bit of Oz has a claim on the o/s market. And.. they use different seat posts. I read somewhere a few months back (or saw it on tv?? cycling central??) that Teschner were happy for Dolan to rebadge, as teschner felt dolan, as a frame builder, was of a high enough standard to be associated with the teschner frame.

I prefer the look of the Dolan ie the decals are more subdued and there are less of them. Mine' still wraaaaaaaaped in plaaaaaaaaastic.

Both bikes are made in a factory in SE Asia btw.

a pound of flesh

Posted by Carl Brewer at 2007-03-19 08:26
I only have to eat my gloves if it's not the same bike, and it is! (or, it's out with the extra hot peri-peri .... mmmm, salty goodness).

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