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    Lefty build for dummies...

    Looking for a parts list for building a fat Lefty. Can someone check the
    list and add/change/advise etc?
    If you were just going out and purchasing everything for a complete build.
    1. Lefty shock: DLR/ELO/Max etc (non bonded clamps)
    2. MCS clamps
    3. Lefty Hub: cannondale/Project 321 etc
    Axle Cap & Bolt
    lefty O ring seals or bearing covers needed or do they come with the new OEM hub?
    4. Rim 65mm~100mm rim dual hole drilled
    5. Spokes/nipples - use freespoke or send to builder/MCS
    6. Rotor


    Anything I'm missing?
    thank you

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    Looks good to me
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    Yup!

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    Yup, I'd say that'll do it too.....

    262 disc side, 264 non disc side, just FYI.
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    Lefty build for dummies...-dscn2019.jpg
    Lefty is the best upgrade you can do!

    I am upgrading my upgrade haha, going to a lefty Max, should be done in a week and my old one will be up for grabs.
    Riding.....

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    Shoot me a PM when ur ready to sell...............trying to get to the head of the line lol

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    Has anyone done that to a Moonlander?
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    Quote Originally Posted by thecanoe View Post
    Has anyone done that to a Moonlander?
    Many people have. My brother in law just did it to his about a month ago. Sorry I don't have a pic.

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    Have to do some reading on leftys....what are mcs clamps?....
    Old guy in the woods

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    Quote Originally Posted by geffr999 View Post
    Looking for a parts list to build a fat leftie

    Anything I'm missing?
    yessir the rightie leg

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    Quote Originally Posted by MUSTCLIME View Post
    Have to do some reading on leftys....what are mcs clamps?....
    Mendon CycleSmith

    Longer clamps which connect the fork leg to the head tube/headset. This allows wide tires while preserving normal handling.

    Info here: Cannondale, Professional and Trusted Lefty and Head Shock Service Performed by Craig Smith

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    Quote Originally Posted by thecanoe View Post
    Has anyone done that to a Moonlander?
    Yep. BionX motor too, why? Why not.
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    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    Awesome, thanks for the info. MCS, I will be calling soon!

    Those leftys look SWEET!

    any preference on spokes? DT double butted or?

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    Another question:

    Uber drop vs standard:
    Is there a measurement or spot needed to know which clamps will work?
    Headtube measurement of 12cm.

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    Total stack is what you need to know.

    Standards are 165mm max

    Ubers are 188mm max.

    So with a 120mm ht, average hs stack being about 30mm, you're easily in the standard range....
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    More great info!

    Another "dummies" question for wheelbuild for lefty.

    80mm rim
    Laced to left side holes 3x
    built with lefty adapter and pugsley adapter
    Dish? anything else?

    I will post at the end of this thread with all info in one post. thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by geffr999 View Post
    More great info!

    Another "dummies" question for wheelbuild for lefty.

    80mm rim
    Laced to left side holes 3x
    built with lefty adapter and pugsley adapter
    Dish? anything else?

    I will post at the end of this thread with all info in one post. thanks!
    I have no idea. MCS builds all my Lefty wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brebla View Post
    Mendon CycleSmith

    Longer clamps which connect the fork leg to the head tube/headset. This allows wide tires while preserving normal handling.

    Info here: Cannondale, Professional and Trusted Lefty and Head Shock Service Performed by Craig Smith
    Thanks for your reply....guess I will start looking for an older lefty 29er with removable clamps...ballpark, what is a ok price for a used one? anything I need to look out for?
    Old guy in the woods

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    Just FYI, searching with 29er as a parameter will turn up a ton of modern forks, ones that won't work.

    Better to stick to 26, or, DLR titanium, Max 130 or 140, alloy, etc.....
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    A year ago it was much easier to find cheap lefties, they were all over eBay etc....
    Not so much now.

    I just paid 400 for a max, plus had MCS service it. Still the best fat front sus option IMO

    Quote Originally Posted by MUSTCLIME View Post
    Thanks for your reply....guess I will start looking for an older lefty 29er with removable clamps...ballpark, what is a ok price for a used one? anything I need to look out for?
    Riding.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by MUSTCLIME View Post
    Thanks for your reply....guess I will start looking for an older lefty 29er with removable clamps...ballpark, what is a ok price for a used one? anything I need to look out for?
    There is a lefty max listed on Facebook fat bike trader. It was listed in June so you have to scroll down the page. Does not say it was sold.

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    So here is updated list:

    1. Lefty shock: DLR/ELO/Max etc (non bonded clamps)

    2. MCS clamps: Uber or standard? Call the man!
    Total stack is what you need to know...(headtube measure + Headset ~30mm ish)
    Standards are 165mm max.
    Ubers are 188mm max.


    3. Lefty Hub:
    cannondale, Project 321, Woods, Circus Monkey, etc
    Cannondale Axle Cap & Bolt: part # QC117
    Cannondale Bearing seal cover: Part # QC118

    4. Rim:
    65mm~100mm rim dual hole drilled
    Laced to left side holes 3x
    built with lefty adapter and pugsley adapter

    5. Spokes/nipples - use freespoke or send to builder/MCS
    262 disc side
    264 non disc side

    6. Rotor: 6 hole rotor

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    I was thinking....why can't you use a lefty with bonded clamps? If you are replacing the clamps, can't you just take a dremmel with a fiber cutting wheel and cut the bonded clamps off?
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    Someone did that, used a metal lathe and machined off the bonded clamps....
    Much easier to unbolt....

    Quote Originally Posted by MUSTCLIME View Post
    I was thinking....why can't you use a lefty with bonded clamps? If you are replacing the clamps, can't you just take a dremmel with a fiber cutting wheel and cut the bonded clamps off?
    Riding.....

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    Ok, not sure why you would have to use a lathe....fiber wheels go through AL like butter, the trick is to not go to deep.I would think you could 3 cut them and then just give them a little smack....My concern is where the tube is able to accept the clamp...the bonded ones the area may be ver small.....I am asking because in looking for leftys, there seems to not be that many around....( note: no ebay for me, been burned to many times)
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