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    Lefty Titanium????

    OK.. I have tried to do a search about this fork. I wanted to know more... Anything I ought to know or what people think about them and if they can be upgraded or even if they need to be upgraded??

    I have just bought a Caffeine with this fork. I have no idea of the bikes actual age but it was cheap and is a full XT set up and a lot newer than my old Checker Pig which is a good spec just old and due to an injury it hurts after a few hours riding so I wanted something easier on my Shoulder and that is not some poor spec sit up and beg cheap budget bike..

    So any information and advice... I would be eternally grateful.

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    Anyone know anything about this fork??

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    Quote Originally Posted by morepower View Post
    Anyone know anything about this fork??
    Old as hell, can't upgrade the internals and you can't do the bearing reset yourself....POS IMHO...You're better off getting a Speed DLR2 on ebay for a few hundred and upgrade it with a pbr (latest and greatest) cartridge when it needs a service.....
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    Old, non update-able, but a good fork overall if it's not been messed with by some hack who "knows how to work on them".

    Like all Leftys, the right tools make all the difference. Properly cared for, that fork will go the long haul.

    My wife is running one still, has been for years. Works great.
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    ok..... Not sure if the guy means Ti spring as the bike is a 2009 Caffeine F1 so it may be a different fork.... I guess I need to wait until the bike arrives... Thats what you get when you bid on a bike the owner knows very little about.... At least it was cheap.... lol

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    Unlikely, if he was kinda clueless.

    Tough to ID a ti spring, easy to ID a Ti Lefty, as it says it right on the axle leg.
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    Maybe he broke his around 2001 frame, cannondale replaced it with a caffeine F1 and the old parts were simply moved over...seen a few Rush bikes lately with components of an old Jekyll, Super V or Raven....or the seller really doesn't have a clue, which seems to be very common lately as well.
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    He just posted the fork had been serviced and had only had 10 hours use. He put it was one of the best Lefty forks. So i guess the guy servicing the bike could have told him it was a Ti spring... Would a 2009 bike have that fork??? as the rest of the bike is XT and to the spec as shown in the brochure...

    I can only seem to find that spec of Cafeine in that colour being 2009.

    Just checked all of the chainset is M770 so is correct for 2009.

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    Re: Lefty Titanium????

    Why can't you do the bearing reset yourself?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wyatt79m View Post
    Why can't you do the bearing reset yourself?
    First gen and second gen forks didn't offer end user reset ability.

    Around 2004 that started to change, by '05, all were......
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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