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    Lefty steerer toolkit

    I'm looking for one! Are they available yet?

    Who makes them? I was interested when I first saw the pic, and now that I have my Lefty going I'd like to fill the steerer with something useful, instead of just the plastic plug...

    Rides great, love the Lefty! Suit's the Pornking's geo nicely!


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    Found pics...
    Are these manufactured by Cann?


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    Haha, I saw your bike on Ridemonkey. Yes, I believe they are made by Cannondale and I do to want want one. I was considering stacking food in my hollow steerer tube until I saw this thing. Haha.
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    Made by Cannondale.

    What a riot. I spoke to our rep over a year ago about something like this. The funny part is he is no longer a rep. I wonder if he retired on this idea.

    As far as I know, they are available through your dealer.
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    Thanks for the info...I'll check with the local distributor tomorrow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by damion
    What a riot. I spoke to our rep over a year ago about something like this. The funny part is he is no longer a rep. I wonder if he retired on this idea.

    As far as I know, they are available through your dealer.
    It was actualy designed in Europe about 2 years ago...

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    Fair enough.

    Quote Originally Posted by bad ronald
    It was actualy designed in Europe about 2 years ago...

    It was a roit to see the "cha-ching" look in his eyes. He had clearly thought it was a new idea. He also thought that my idea for a Gnann-o-mat Lefty Adaptor was not needed. I still say that the tabs on my early run 2003 130mm Lefty Max need facing.
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    What tools?

    That tool kit looks pretty slick. What tools are in it, and does anyone know of an on-line source where I can order one of these?

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    SC with lefty

    Does this steer kit allow one to use a lefty on a 1 1/8" headtube?

    Here is mine setup.


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    Checked at my local shop here in Belgium. He did not know it, but checked with different shops in Europe. The answer I received is, that it exists as a prototype in the factory, but no decission yet if they are going to produce it. So for the moment I guess we need to wait and hope Cannondale will manufacture it.

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    No way.

    Quote Originally Posted by cy6ex
    Does this steer kit allow one to use a lefty on a 1 1/8" headtube?

    Here is mine setup.

    Cannondale will not make a version like that, if at all.
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    Are we talking about the Lefty steerer or the tool that fits the steerer?

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    Good question.

    I was assuming that we were talking about the tool kit.
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    Here are the replies I received:
    Eighty-aid Switserland:
    "Ciao Kristof

    I saw it in the U.S. when i was on the Cannondale Factory Tour. But I think
    there is only a prototype around yet.

    see ya soon
    silvio"

    Eighty-aid.com:
    "good morning Kristoff,

    you never stop working? Johannes saw that toolkit in c´dale usa. They
    just tested this tool system which is located ..., maybe we could by
    it somedays from cannondale!

    see you

    markus"

    Kristof is working for the cannondale store in Belgium and also representing eighty-aid Belgium.

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    I can tell you now, I would want one.
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    The top should hold a GPS.

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    It sounds like steer tube multi-tool kit will be availble June 1st
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    http://carlosdajackal.blogspot.com/2...-calories.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbidwell
    It sounds like steer tube multi-tool kit will be availble June 1st
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    http://carlosdajackal.blogspot.com/2...-calories.html
    looks like i'll be setting 40 dollars aside for one of these bad boys

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    40 dollars? Seems expensive, what does that tool include?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Gerous
    40 dollars? Seems expensive, what does that tool include?
    So you don't own a Topeak Alien then?
    I love my Alien, but it was painful at $60 CDN (+tx). That was at least 4 years ago, and it is still going strong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NS2000X
    So you don't own a Topeak Alien then?
    I love my Alien, but it was painful at $60 CDN (+tx). That was at least 4 years ago, and it is still going strong.
    Depends of the tool, that Lefty steerer tool looks very basic. The Alien on the other end is very complete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Gerous
    40 dollars? Seems expensive, what does that tool include?
    It has tire levers, chain tool, assorted essentail allen wrenches, tire patch kit, torx wrench, phillips and flat head screw driver and more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bad ronald
    It has tire levers, chain tool, assorted essentail allen wrenches, tire patch kit, torx wrench, phillips and flat head screw driver and more.

    -R
    I see... I still think it's on the expensive side, unless the 'and more' includes some swiss-knife style blades and scissor, a laser gun or something...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Gerous
    I see... I still think it's on the expensive side, unless the 'and more' includes some swiss-knife style blades and scissor, a laser gun or something...
    Oooo ooo I want a laser gun too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NS2000X
    Oooo ooo I want a laser gun too!
    Sorry I mounted it on a sharks head.....

    I guess it'll be nifty...But I too have an Alien DX in my pack..We need something else to go in there...

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    The "Head Wrench" as it is called will have the following tools according to the catalog:

    Allen wrenches in 2.5mm, 3 mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, 8mm,
    Torx T25,
    phillips screwdriver,
    two tire levers,
    chain break tool,
    glueless patch kit with 6 patches

    Yes $40 may seem a bit steep but the whole principle behind this tool is that it will fit nicely inside of a Lefty head tube.
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    I thought Head wrench was oly a temporary internal name and that it's oficial name is still a secret.

    $40 is not too priceey if you consider that a Crank Bros Multi tool costs more and has similar tools and it not too convenient too use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad
    I thought Head wrench was oly a temporary internal name and that it's oficial name is still a secret.

    $40 is not too priceey if you consider that a Crank Bros Multi tool costs more and has similar tools and it not too convenient too use.
    The most expensive Crank Bro's multi tool (the "19") is only $30, and this is a manufacturer that sells a pair of $425 USD pedals!

    http://www.crankbrothers.com/multi19.php

    Compare with ToPeak if you are looking for a similarly priced unit.
    The Lefty tool kit I think will be a big hit, as much for the "because I can" cool factor as anything else. It would be nice if it was more affordable, but "what are you going to do?".

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    This whole topic has given me an idea. I mean the steerer tube is the perfect place to stash that mid ride snack. Some Ritz Crackers, or Oreo cookies would fit nicely inside there. You can even stash a couple of those little mini booze bottles inside for a quick little nip on the go!

    Seriously. The kit is a nifty idea. The one thing I do not need however is another multi tool hanging around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Gerous
    With tire levers, I haven't used levers in the last 5 years I think. I'd use the beer can more often.
    Beer. Mmmmm. Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by prodigalcyclist
    The one thing I do not need however is another multi tool hanging around.
    With tire levers, I haven't used levers in the last 5 years I think. I'd use the beer can more often.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prodigalcyclist
    Doesn't Molsen brew those Cold Shots? They come in a skinny can. I wonder if they'll fit?

    (This is getting way off topic in a big hurry.)
    You would have to be sure to setup your lefty really soft, to give the can a chance of not exploding.

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    You're right Dan. I think they should start selling lefty steerer specific beercans, preferably coupled with a dynamo on the front wheel (or even better: inside the hub) to power a mini-fridge, sized to fit in the bottom of the steerer.

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    Doesn't Molsen brew those Cold Shots? They come in a skinny can. I wonder if they'll fit?

    (This is getting way off topic in a big hurry.)

    I don't know it looks like they may fit....

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    Quote Originally Posted by prodigalcyclist
    Doesn't Molsen brew those Cold Shots? They come in a skinny can. I wonder if they'll fit?

    (This is getting way off topic in a big hurry.)

    I don't know it looks like they may fit....

    They won't fit, believe me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Gerous
    They won't fit, believe me...
    DAMMIT!!! I thought I was on to something here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prodigalcyclist
    DAMMIT!!! I thought I was on to something here.
    The Molson brewery is a few minutes away from where I work... I'll keep you all posted!

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    No good

    Any more news on the availibility of the steerer toolkit?

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    Alright it's almost June.. so anymore news on this tool? I really want one!!!

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    My lbs has four on order, one with my name on it, lol, but they dont know when the tools will arrive.

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    Last information I received was that it did not pass QA yet. There are some questions around the tool staying in the steerer tube when riding. You don't want your toolset to be flying out of the steerer tube going downhill on rough terrain. As soon as that is fixed they will release it.

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    I stash a little first aid kit in my Lefty steerer tube. Enough for abrasions/lacerations and snake bites. My local trails are notorious for snake bites (despite the fact I've never seen a snake in all my years of riding!) but it's always good to be prepared for the worst

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    I stash a little inspiration in mine....

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