So I was given a gently used Cannondale frame and Lefty fjorks about a month ago. And not to be one to ride off the shelf bikes, due to my smugness and arrogance from a multitude of personal short comings, I'm in the process of converting the Lefty fjorks to a Righty fjorks.
I've got it working, despite some very off the cuff and uncouth angles that now accompany the bike. But it still doesn't feel quite right.
My guess is that the Lefty fjorks are designed specifically around a traditional right side drivetrain? Thus with a Righty fjorks I need to switch the bike over to a left side drivetrain to off set the wattage offset that would appear on the same side without the conversion.
So far I've crossthreaded the bottom bracket cups to the point where they are solid and no longer spinning-why I did this I have no idea as all I had to do was remove the XT cranks and install them backwards-but I guess I wanted it to be a 'true' left side drive conversion. Now I'm just left with the hanger and rear derailleur issue to sort out. I solved the front derailleur problem by reversing it and installing it upside down and moving to a 32-28 reverse dual ring set up with Ti bolts and flipping the chain. Of course I'll lube the chain from the bottom now.
My question is thus: will I need to turn the adjustment knobs on the top of the Righty fjorks opposite of what the knobs indicated in the old Lefty setup to make the same adjustments? This is the Lefty/Righty fjorks with the Fox Fjork internals.
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