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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead! ***************CD callback of Lefty Carbon SL & Speed DLR 2 ******************

    In Europe CD just announces the callback of all Lefty Speed Carbon SL and Speed DLR2 forks for security issues.

    The upper and lower part can fall apart what can lead to injury.

    It said, more information is available on www.cannondale.com, but actually I can't find anything.

    Up to know I can only provide a link in german, sry:

    Lefty callback
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    I noticed a bulletin was issued a couple of weeks ago, but I'm not sure if it's the same as you mention. Look here:
    http://www.cannondale.com/asset/iu_f...ulletin_en.pdf

    If the link doesn't work just download the file to your computer and it should work

    This is what my LBS said about this bulletin:
    "Yes, I got the notice. It says that if the fork has a loose feel at the top of the stroke then the fork needs to be checked. I've enclosed the bulletin. It is not a recall but asks the dealer to check the forks when they come for service.

    The guts of the fork are held in place by a nut that tightens down to a threaded section of the inside of the stanchion. If this comes loose which means it needs to unscrew about half an inch at that point the guts can come flying out the top of the top of the fork. As this nut come loose there is an increasing gap so that at the top of the stroke there is an area that has no dampening. If you were to take your bike lift up the fork and shake it up and down, if you felt some travel that had no dampening or spring against it it would mean that things are getting loose. Presumablably it would take several months or years for this to take place. A new fork would not have this problem.

    None of my 7 forks have had this problem."

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    heres the link for the recall: http://www.cannondale.com/asset/iu_...bulletin_en.pdf.

    also read what happen to this woman, http://www.more-mtb.org/forum/showthread.php?t=7532

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    Explains what I saw at a race last weekend. One of the expert racers walked his bike across the line with the bike in one hand and the lower portion of the fork and wheel in the other!

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    thr same thing happen to my friend in the last race. it didn't came off . but the lefty looks like a downhill bike with a travel of 140mm really big

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    I'm going to be frightened by my Carbon Rush actually. First, recall for SI carbon crankset, now, issue with Lefty.

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    I am still waiting for my Rush 4 because of this issue. My LBS guy told me the Loctite that was used was no good, so the bolt eventually works itself loose. They are going to get the bike from another shop and have their Lefty specialist check the fork so I don't have to wait for one from the warehouse (which would take several weeks).

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    Is this issue on 06 models or just 07?

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    Official CD callback statet that all of 2007 models and some of 2008 models are affected.

    Only Lefty Speed Carbon SL- or Lefty Speed DLR 2.
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    I took my SL, yesterday sunday to my bike shop, he did it right away, it took him around 30 minutes, and i saw everything which was good.......Now i can ride happy

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    Just got a call from my brother (works at our LBS) telling me about the recall. I'm going to take it in this weekend to have it checked out.
    2007 Cannondale Rush 5

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    what has to be done is the loctite has to be changed to a stronger kind, there is nothing "mechanically" wrong with the fork, just the type of loctite that Cannondale used

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    I just noticed this recall. I bought a Cannondale Scalpel 2 (07 model) in March of this year (2008). My brother bought an 08 Cannondale Rush 3 this year. Both models are listed on the recall PDF file on Cannondale's website.

    I've noticed there is a "clunk" when I pull up on my handlebars to lift my front end up. The suspension is extending, but it's not smooth.

    If this recall was issued in May 2007, and I bought my bike in March 2008... shouldn't the issue have been resolved??? I'm just looking for some answers since my LBS is closed through Tuesday (Memorial Day Weekend).

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    Bring back the Max. Never a recall, as long as I can remember. DLR2's? Ugh......
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    Yeah, I wasn't thrilled about getting a DLR2, but it's all I could afford at the time. I got an '07 Scalpel 2 for $1900. At that kinda discount I wasn't going to complain too much. Eventually, I plan on upgrading the shifters, brakes, wheels, and possibly the Lefty (if I can afford it)...

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    I have that locktite issue now on my 2008 Lefty.....about 3/8" to 1/2" of "play" at the top of the shock. I'm lucky I made it through this weekend. About 700 miles on the bike at this point.

    I'm bringing it to my local shop tonight.

    Should be interesting as this is my second Lefty on this bike and my wife's had to be replaced within 20miles as well. Unfortunately I'm hooked on how they ride.

    Steve

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