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    Benefits of the Lefty

    This may be old news to some but I found this video really helpful in explaining the benefits of the Lefty:

    Benefits Cannondale Lefty fork by Beukers Bike Centre - YouTube

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    Love that.

    "Legendary travel" my ass......
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    Ok......................huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbadwulff View Post
    Ok......................huh?
    That's a Fox fork near as I can tell. One should never confer Legend status upon oneself, lest they fall short and look the fool.
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    Have you hugged your Lefty today?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JLampitt View Post
    Have you hugged your Lefty today?
    As soon as I get home from work today, I'm going to hug my wife, my son, my dog, and my Lefty--in that order. Then I'm going to hug a good beer and watch the snow fall some more...

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    trying hard not let water slip into my lefty. Hard lesson learnt after a wet season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by inotion View Post
    trying hard not let water slip into my lefty. Hard lesson learnt after a wet season.
    Curious how you'd get water in the Lefty unless all the clamps for the boots and such weren't tight or you submerged it up to the "blow hole" under the air filter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JLampitt View Post
    Curious how you'd get water in the Lefty unless all the clamps for the boots and such weren't tight or you submerged it up to the "blow hole" under the air filter?
    Washing it... I religiously wash my bikes after pretty much every ride. Craig I think has cured me of that. At least spraying the Lefty too much... guess they like being dirty and dusty!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TobyGadd View Post
    As soon as I get home from work today, I'm going to hug my wife, my son, my dog, and my Lefty--in that order. Then I'm going to hug a good beer and watch the snow fall some more...
    You have got your priorities all wrong, unless of course you're saving the best til last.
    and no, I am not missing the other half of my fork....

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaGoat View Post
    Washing it... I religiously wash my bikes after pretty much every ride. Craig I think has cured me of that. At least spraying the Lefty too much... guess they like being dirty and dusty!
    I honestly think washing (and especially jetwashing) causes more wear and tear on the moving parts than the mud ever did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimification View Post
    I honestly think washing (and especially jetwashing) causes more wear and tear on the moving parts than the mud ever did.
    Hot Dog, we have a wiener!

    I dry clean 'em.Wait till it all dries,then knock the majority off with a stiff brush. No clicks, creaks, annoying sounds etc. Problem is, parts still seem to wear out, I mean, I only ride 4 times a week, come on now!

    Powerwashers are the devil.
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    Never washed my Rush.

    It only gets so dirty then recycles itself....seriously.

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    Oh... yeah. Don't "wash" the bike. Especially with a power washer. I just give mine a little shower with the garden hose to get off the crusty's and then use an old towel with some Bike Lust to get things cleaned up.

    I can identify with wanting a clean bike, but generally, I'll ensure I have a clean drivetrain after a nasty ride rather than cleaning the whole bike.

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    "Benefits of the Lefty"

    Can ride No Hands a lot easier than normal forks









    "There is a big difference between kneeling down and bending over" -FZ

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    Quote Originally Posted by fokof View Post
    "Benefits of the Lefty"

    Can ride No Hands a lot easier than normal forks

    Now THAT is funny! If that is the only drawback to the Lefty, more power to 'em!
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    No , I am dead serious.

    My Lefty is one of the most balanced fork I've ridden.
    Last edited by fokof; 02-07-2012 at 11:40 AM.
    "There is a big difference between kneeling down and bending over" -FZ

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    Quote Originally Posted by fokof View Post
    No , I am dead serious.

    My Lefty is one of the most balanced fork I've ridden.
    Seriously? I'm a true Lefty fan but riding no hands is something I've found the Lefty to be really poor at. Mine always seems to pull left! Must be my wheel build!
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    I noticed my 2010 Lefty speed leaking oil and dropped it off to be sent to cannondale for service. Any idea how long that takes? (Shop says two weeks but I kinda doubt it.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clymbo View Post
    I noticed my 2010 Lefty speed leaking oil and dropped it off to be sent to cannondale for service. Any idea how long that takes? (Shop says two weeks but I kinda doubt it.)
    Nevermind. The shop just called. The fork was sent Feb 6th, Cannondale called Feb 10th and Cdale says it will take 7-10 days from today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clymbo View Post
    Nevermind. The shop just called. The fork was sent Feb 6th, Cannondale called Feb 10th and Cdale says it will take 7-10 days from today.
    Just send it to Mendon next time. He's fast and good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TobyGadd View Post
    Just send it to Mendon next time. He's fast and good!
    that's what she said!


    I couldnt resist.....

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    They forgot the major safety benefits.

    With everyone staring you will never suffer a SMIDSY type collision ever again!

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