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    What is the Lefty Jake?

    I'm familiar with most of the lefty models, but not this one. What is the deal with it? Thanks

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    I think it was a late 90's fork. Obviously there is an expert here who is way more familiar.

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    It's kind of a bare bones lefty:

    http://www.eighty-aid.com/index.php?id=92&L=1

    BTW, I've met "Jake"... a great dog.

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    It's a fork you don't want to own, unless you own several.

    There were far fewer of those made, than most other models. Subsequently, you almost never see parts for them. I service hundreds of forks a year, and have only seen two or three in the last several years....

    YMMV
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

    - FrostyStruthers



    www.mendoncyclesmith.com

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    had one on the gf's jekyll for the last 5 years (bought it used), gets approx 2500km per year on moderate to semi technical trails, changed the oil twice, lube the bearings once a year, occasional bearing reset, otherwise never serviced, no problems. it is "springy".... and potentially for sale, was just replaced by a 140 alloy pbr

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