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    Help me Lefty up my bike

    Hey I have a Cannondale 29er single speed that I want to get a lefty for.
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    Now im looking at buying a lefty from ebay and shipping it to New Zealand something like this:
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    Im guessing a need a stem / steerer combo like this:
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    What kind of headset do I need to fit it to my 1.5 headtube? Are all steerer lengths the same?

    Thanks

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    If the fork pictured is the one you're after, save yourself the heartache.

    Fox based Leftys have zero parts support. Add to that fragility unlike any other Lefty, and I can't count the number of them that were "user serviced" and are now ruined for it.

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    Help me Lefty up my bike

    You can't use that stem/steerer, you'll need a lefty 1.5 specific steerer tube. You'll have to order one most likely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    If the fork pictured is the one you're after, save yourself the heartache.

    Fox based Leftys have zero parts support. Add to that fragility unlike any other Lefty, and I can't count the number of them that were "user serviced" and are now ruined for it.

    Run away, while you still can.....
    But I loved the 140 mm RLC lefty they had for a yr or two. You could tune that thing to make toast for you in the morning. My first ride on one took 30-40 min to get dialed like I liked it. I felt like my PBR was a bit of a downgrade when I had to give the RLC back.
    Lead by my Lefty............... right down the trail, no brakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ziscwg View Post
    But I loved the 140 mm RLC lefty they had for a yr or two. You could tune that thing to make toast for you in the morning. My first ride on one took 30-40 min to get dialed like I liked it. I felt like my PBR was a bit of a downgrade when I had to give the RLC back.
    Until you broke the rebound tuning shaft, stripped the preload shaft hardware, etc etc etc, and could find none of it, anywhere......

    PBR can be tuned really well, just not externally, so yeah, it does involve a bit more communication with your tuner, or, a bit more teardown yourself!
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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