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    Lefty Lockout question

    Riddle me this....

    My LBS says my leaky topcap and non-locking Lefty should be warranty work...OK...they send to Cannondale and it comes back good as new except...the lockout lever normally unlocked at 6 oclock and locked at 9.......now its unlocked at 9 and locked at 12 o'clock

    I can live with it...but would Cannondale really return a Lefty after rebuilding it and have something internally off 90 degrees???


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    Could it be that the lock-out lever was just bolted 90° off?

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    The top of the shaft is keyed....has a flat spot that only allows the lever to be put on top of the shaft one way.

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    Easy, just undo the top cap, put the lever back on temporarily, rotate to the desired position (the whole shaft rotates freely, without damaging anything) and reassemble.
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    Good job! A Good Thing.

    Quote Originally Posted by cdrush
    Riddle me this....

    My LBS says my leaky topcap and non-locking Lefty should be warranty work...OK...they send to Cannondale and it comes back good as new except...the lockout lever normally unlocked at 6 oclock and locked at 9.......now its unlocked at 9 and locked at 12 o'clock

    I can live with it...but would Cannondale really return a Lefty after rebuilding it and have something internally off 90 degrees???

    They do that so you don't hit you knee on the lever. Trust me, in a crash when you smash into that lever, it hurts. It's a nice touch, but if you don't like it you can easily set it back. They call it the knee saver. I too got my lefty serviced about 2 months ago at my bike shop, and they did that.
    Last edited by Jakobie; 08-21-2007 at 06:58 PM.

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    Good point...and thanks Mendon...as long as it is functionally sound it's all good.

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