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    Fatty D advice... and scalpel 2005

    Last year I bought a Scalpel 1000 2005 frame and a fatty D to go with.
    They guy who sold me the Fatty told me it was working fine when he took it off.
    I'm starting to use now it and I'm still puzzled by the way the headshok is working.
    It is not bottoming down, it's the other way round. When I'm climbing, and slightly wheel off the front wheel, I feel a shock in the suspension as when the headset is not tight enough on a regular fork. I thought that's what it was initially but it does not seem to move at all so now I think its the shock reaching its maximum extension.
    Can I do anything about it ? Is there any tuning or is my only option to send it to the shop ?
    Additional question: one of my friend says there is a maximum rider weight for the scalpel. The only thing I could find is the recall of the 2008 scalpels. Any information ?
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    Send it to Craig at Mendon Cyclesmith.Cannondale Lefty and Head Shock Service Performed by Professional, Trusted Technichian

    He's the only guy who I'll let touch my Lefty and Fatty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TobyGadd View Post
    Send it to Craig at Mendon Cyclesmith.Cannondale Lefty and Head Shock Service Performed by Professional, Trusted Technichian

    He's the only guy who I'll let touch my Lefty and Fatty.
    Do you have a cheaper option for Australia (Sydney) ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eric_syd View Post
    Do you have a cheaper option for Australia (Sydney) ?
    Sorry, no. I wish that I did though. Maybe another Australian will chime in!

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    Im sorry but what a butt ugly set up .
    A dropper post on a Scalpel ..... really ?

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    Doesn't look like a Fatty D ....
    "There is a big difference between kneeling down and bending over" -FZ

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    Cool-blue Rhythm

    Quote Originally Posted by ccaddy View Post
    Im sorry but what a butt ugly set up .
    A dropper post on a Scalpel ..... really ?
    Hehehe.... And I love it......
    Thanks for your positive contribution to this thread.
    Any opinion on the headshok Issue ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fokof View Post
    Doesn't look like a Fatty D ....
    The seller told me it was a Fatty D and the sticker says Fatty ???
    Probably doesn't make a difference to my problem.

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    I have several customers in Australia actually.

    The fork is topping out. Bearings need to be reset. You'll need a shop with proper tools to do it.

    Any shop that doesn't have the actual tools? Don't let them near it if you want it working once they're done....
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    I have several customers in Australia actually.

    The fork is topping out. Bearings need to be reset. You'll need a shop with proper tools to do it.

    Any shop that doesn't have the actual tools? Don't let them near it if you want it working once they're done....
    Thanks Mendon.
    If someone could lead me to a Sydney shop ?
    The one I bought the headset from (King of the Mountain cyclery) seems closed.

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    Check out RLC Sport for all things Cannondale in Australia..

    They sell & service Headshok's & Lefty's

    I can't post a link so a simple google search should get you there..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mac the Knife View Post
    Check out RLC Sport for all things Cannondale in Australia..

    They sell & service Headshok's & Lefty's

    I can't post a link so a simple google search should get you there..
    Thanks Mac, their web site pops up right away when you google Cannondale Australia but they are in Queensland. I could not believe there was not a shop capable of servicing a headshok in Sydney. An Australian website (Sydney Cyclist) has given me a few more options.
    Cheers
    Eric

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