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    Smile Experiment

    I purchased my Rush 600 Lefty Aug. 2006. Got 1800 miles on it as of yesterday. (had a screwed up summer--barely got to ride past June 24 until 2 weeks ago). I've read a ton of mainenance junk on the Lefty's and Connondales--but the guy I bought mine from has several (he operates a mb school) and he told me he never does anything to them--and the one I rode that weekend was very tight and convinced me to buy my Rush.

    So, dudes and dudettes, I ain't doin jack shiat to mine until I have to. So far I have only had to replace the cranks due to an excursion into a boulder--and switched out the BB while I was at it cuz it was nearly toast, too. Other than a new chain every 1000 miles and a new rear tire--I ain't doin NOTHING to it. Not washing it. Not polishing it. Not getting any shock tune ups. Nothing.

    Yesterday i got a big old stick stuck in the rear der.....thought it was doa,,,but once the stick came out, it shifted like usual.

    My theory--people tend to do too much maintenance on their bikes. I prefer to just beat the living shiat out of it while RIDING it.

    So, will keep everyone posted up on my little experiment.

    How long can I go?????

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    Dunno. How muddy is it in Michigan?

    I think if I tried that around here my bike would be twice the weight and have no moving parts after about 3 rides.

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    Seems like a bit of a pointless experiment, yeah? What do you get out of it, at the end? ... An unmaintained, rusty, muddy, and squeaking worthless piece of bike!
    Woopee!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elno Lewis
    I purchased my Rush 600 Lefty Aug. 2006. Got 1800 miles on it as of yesterday. (had a screwed up summer--barely got to ride past June 24 until 2 weeks ago). I've read a ton of mainenance junk on the Lefty's and Connondales--but the guy I bought mine from has several (he operates a mb school) and he told me he never does anything to them--and the one I rode that weekend was very tight and convinced me to buy my Rush.

    So, dudes and dudettes, I ain't doin jack shiat to mine until I have to. So far I have only had to replace the cranks due to an excursion into a boulder--and switched out the BB while I was at it cuz it was nearly toast, too. Other than a new chain every 1000 miles and a new rear tire--I ain't doin NOTHING to it. Not washing it. Not polishing it. Not getting any shock tune ups. Nothing.

    Yesterday i got a big old stick stuck in the rear der.....thought it was doa,,,but once the stick came out, it shifted like usual.

    My theory--people tend to do too much maintenance on their bikes. I prefer to just beat the living shiat out of it while RIDING it.

    So, will keep everyone posted up on my little experiment.

    How long can I go?????
    Until your bearings have migrated so severely that the fork has about 2" of travel? At the shop we LOVE people like you!

    Kevin

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    1800 miles is nothing for a Cannondale. Practically still brand new.

    You might want to get a new chain soon, those tend to wear out around the 1500-2000 mile mark depending on what/where you ride. A $20 investment in a new chain will payoff in the long run.

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