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    New question here. Need help reinstalling Lefty on Rush

    Hello;
    I just moved and had my local shop at home take my lefty off my Rush so I could ship it easily to my new locale. Now I want to put the Rush back together. How do you reinstall the steer tube. I tried sliding it back up through the bottom clamp and through the head tube. But it gets stuck part way through the head tube. There seems to be a ridge in the headtube and the steer tube seems to widens out.

    Before I start wanging away with a mallet I wanted to check and see what the proper method for installing is. Can somebody give me some advice? Thanks.

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    You have the idea.. just wail away with a mallet. Ok, don't wail... just carefully tap it in with a rubber mallet. The steerer tube will seat into the bottom bearing. The next time you take the Lefty out the bottom bearing should stay on the steerer tube making things easier. I'm surprised your LBS didn't leave the bottom bearing on the steerer tube for you.

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    Why did they take the steering tube off

    Totally unecessary . Just loosen the pinch bolts
    , slide the Lefty out & leave the steerer tube in place .

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccaddy
    Why did they take the steering tube off

    Totally unecessary . Just loosen the pinch bolts
    , slide the Lefty out & leave the steerer tube in place .

    now you have to explane some more, becouse as i se it, it canīt be done as you describe

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccaddy
    Why did they take the steering tube off

    Totally unecessary . Just loosen the pinch bolts
    , slide the Lefty out & leave the steerer tube in place .

    now you have to explane some more, becouse as i se it, it canīt be done as you describe

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccaddy
    Why did they take the steering tube off

    Totally unecessary . Just loosen the pinch bolts
    , slide the Lefty out & leave the steerer tube in place .

    now you have to explane some more, becouse as i se it, it canīt be done as you describe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baltazar
    now you have to explane some more, becouse as i se it, it canīt be done as you describe
    If you have a speed dlr, you are right and it cannot be done that way because the clamps are bonded to the lefty and only clamp the steerer. what model lefty (or rush) is it?

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    aha, now i understand how he ment. and as you say, if itīs a carbon lefty, itīs bonded.

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    Rush 1000 from 2006.

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    Some instructions here (for older carbon lefty, but its the same procedure) in this PDF file on Cannondales website

    http://www.cannondale.com/asset/iu_f...plement_en.pdf

    Kevin

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