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    FIRENZE rulez !!
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    Lefty ..... Without internals

    I need a rigid bike.

    Can i remove all parts form the internal ?


    Can i use fork that way as a rigid ?

    How can i lock the races?

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    With "Superglue"
    Try to get a piece of pvc pipe or alloy with an outer diameter of your uppers inner diameter and slide it in kinda like a sleeve.
    Then a smaller pvc pipe (the size of a cartridge) that goes from the bottom of your lowers all the way through the strut up to your top cap.
    I had to do this in on one of my fattys before since I couldn't figure out how to put the cartridge back together.....
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    There is a kit to do it, but its not any lighter than the damper assembly. There is a bike I saw here on the WW subforum and the guy had a rigid lefty custom made. I have been looking for the pictures for a while now and have not found them.

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    Don't know if they offer them aftermarket, but the single sided rigid fork for the Hooligans and Bad Boys would fit the bill.

    Otherwise, droip the boot, spray it liberally with salt water, making sure to get some up and in there, and it'll lock up solid in a day or three.
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    Good job!

    Last week I did 2-3 bids on ebay.de to try to get a bad boy fork

    Asked some specs to seller :

    Weight is 960 g, very heavy

    Pm mount , love it

    1 and 1/8 tube , not a problem to find adapters

    But the worse spec is tyre clearance .... I asked distance form hub to lower clamp point.

    With a 29er wheel i have only few mm free , comparing with a skinny tyre too as Geax Barro race 2.0 x 29

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    Quote Originally Posted by amillmtb
    There is a kit to do it, but its not any lighter than the damper assembly. There is a bike I saw here on the WW subforum and the guy had a rigid lefty custom made. I have been looking for the pictures for a while now and have not found them.
    I had some mails with a spanish guy from BCBB ... But their project is very slow

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    You could just try to get one of these


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    You know if Cannondale did a small run of those rigid Lefty forks, I'm sure they'd sell 100 or so of them pretty easily. I'd love one myself for my rigid MTB commuter bike. However, it's need to be close to the 500g region (OK, maybe 600, just for the coolness factor) as the Trigon carbon fork that's on there now is 454.

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