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    Lefty races?

    So what would happen if the races on a left sent in in the wrong order?

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    The world will implode.

    Actually, all kidding aside, asking in an intelligible fashion will go a long way to getting you the answer you seek....
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    Sorry I thought that it was a genuine question. My bad.

    What I mean is...If I was to dismantle a lefty and during the process the races (inner and outer) where to get muddled up. How bad would it be? Would it be play in the fork? stiff travel? What would happen. What would be the symptoms?

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    It's a legit question, all good, if you read what you wrote though, you'll see, it's meaning is tough to suss out, now? I gotcha....

    Outers and inners are not easily mixed up, they look different from one another. The outers are identical, all the same, no chance of mix up, but do keep the "used" surface in play, don't flip them around as it will cause some mating issues upon reinstallation.

    The inners may be the same thickness, or may all be different.

    A set of calipers will allow you to play around till your square is "as square" as it can be....
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    Are I see. That's what you get with beers and iphone predictive text.

    Cheers fella, makes perfect sense. Is the different thicknesses of race down to the machine tolerances when manufactured? I would have thought c'dale would have worked to tighter tolerances rather than botching with various shims.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sam_roberts30 View Post
    I would have thought c'dale would have worked to tighter tolerances rather than botching with various shims.
    It's more of a way to fine tune things and achieve absolute square. Machining tooling changes over time too. The races are in differences of a thousandth. Not talking big fat variances here.....
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