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    What is this Lefty's model?

    Hi,
    I have bought a Cannondale Jekyll 800 10years old +-.
    I've always thought that my Lefty is a Lefty DLR.
    When we sent it to maintanance they said that it is a Lefty Speed which didn't sound right because the Speed was only first made in 2007.
    Do u know what is my Lefty's model?
    if its DLR what do u think about this Lefty?












    Thanks!

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    Carbon Lefty ELO

    Im pretty sure thats the Lefty Carbon ELO
    Lefty-Carbon-ELO-88 Photo Album - Pinkbike
    Can you take a picture of the top lock out. does it look like below?




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    It may be have been converted to a manual lockout. im 99.9% sure thats the ELO

    found thread on it too.


    Lefty ELO conversion to manual lockout?

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    That looks like the Lefty on my Super V, which is a 100 DLR Titanium from 2000. The upper doesn't look like carbon to me, it's aluminium.
    The pics of Lefty in 2nd post don't even look the same as the OP's so how can it be said to be the same Lefty as OP's?

    On the other hand I might be talking crap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jokipea View Post
    That looks like the Lefty on my Super V, which is a 100 DLR Titanium from 2000. The upper doesn't look like carbon to me, it's aluminium.
    The pics of Lefty in 2nd post don't even look the same as the OP's so how can it be said to be the same Lefty as OP's?

    On the other hand I might be talking crap.
    actually i respectfully say you are wrong. the elos were commonly converted to manual lockout. look at the graphic placement (In particular the red background with face on it in relation to the LEFTY graphic)- the same, look at the titanium headshock - the same. If it has been converted which i believe it has it will look like a normal lefty without the remote. However you may be right about the carbon it may be an alloy version of the ELO.




    look here: Cannondale Carbon Lefty ELO Fork Titanium Lower Nice | eBay

    In the op post the pics are blurry and you cant see the detail.

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    Both forks are the same relative vintage and type.

    100mm, titanium legged chassis.

    2 versions were available, carbon and alloy.

    Within those, two dampers were offered, DLR and ELO. DLR was manual, with a plastic lock lever and red rebound knob. ELO is the funky electronic doohickey shown above.

    ELO's crapped out faster than your Mama's knickers dropped after a night on the town with Pa, and for a while, were converted to DLR's.

    No parts are left for said conversions at this point.

    ELO's that crap out now, can be manually/internally converted to a non locking fork, so as to avoid spontaneous lock out, with no way to unlock.

    Without a pic of the damper controls of the OP's fork, can't say which it is, but it's an alloy, ti legged chassis, that much is clear.

    Great forks, really, the cockroach of Leftys, they are just about impossible to kill, if given the proper environment for life. IE: damper parts in good, unmarred condition, and routine service.
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brockwan View Post
    actually i respectfully say you are wrong.

    Well, if you think that then who am I to argue when you can compare the photos of the 2 Lefty's and say they are the same?




    "Great forks, really, the cockroach of Leftys, they are just about impossible to kill, if given the proper environment for life. IE: damper parts in good, unmarred condition, and routine service."

    Just bought another Lefty that may be an earlier version of the DLR with steel spindle before the Titanium 100 DLR. It doesn't have the screw cap on top to hold the lockout/rebound lever/adjuster in place just a push fit plastic ring. Need to make a tool to remove cartridge as castle/kidney tool for 100 DLR does not fit.

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