Dolan Handcrafted steel bicycles are meticulously built by skilled artisan terry Dolan using Columbus/Dedacciai steel as the primary material for the frame. Steel has been a traditional and popular choice for bicycle frames for many years due to its durability, strength, and ride quality. Handcrafting involves the careful shaping, welding, and finishing of each individual frame, often with a focus on attention to detail and customization.
Steel is known for its strength and durability. It provides a smooth and comfortable ride, as it has a degree of flexibility that can absorb road vibrations.
Handcrafted by skilled craftsmen manually. This includes the cutting, shaping, welding, and finishing of the steel tubes that make up the frame.
Attention to Detail: We pay close attention to details, such as carefully brazing or welding joints, creating intricate lugwork (the connection points between tubes), and adding custom features.
Bespoke Designs: Handcrafted Dolan steel offer bespoke or custom designs. Customers can work closely with the builder to tailor the frame geometry, tube thickness, and other features to their specific preferences.
Paint and Finish Options: Custom paint jobs and finishes are often part of the Customisation process, allowing riders to choose colours and designs that suit their style.
Smooth Ride: Steel frames are known for providing a smooth and comfortable ride. The material’s ability to absorb vibrations can result in a more forgiving experience on rough roads.
Cost and Time:
Handcrafted steel bicycles typically command a higher price tag compared to their mass-produced counterparts. This is primarily due to the labor-intensive manufacturing process and the added costs associated with customisation. Additionally, the custom nature of these bicycles results in longer production lead times when compared to the quicker manufacturing timelines of mass-produced bikes.