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    Stock bars that came on mine were 810mm El Guapo Ancho, absolutely friggin huge. Switched out the saddle for a nice 200g model, bar for a 780mm 160g carbon affair, tubes for normal thickness "oversize" ones and gears for a 11-28 219g unit. Now for a testride...

    Edit: It also didn't have that gawdaful rim strip that was in the dissection thread. It seems to have a big wide sturdy rim strip that will prevent any kind of nipple/spoke interference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ro7939 View Post
    Is it true all Lefty forks do not accommodate 203mm rotor?
    Not true.

    Run them on a few of mine, no problems at all.

    You do need "the modern" boot, but they have been the standard for almost 10 years, so I doubt you'd be using the original version anyway, unless you've got a ti legged DLR from around 2001, and never changed the boot.

    Mr. Ford? Great looking set up there!
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    Thanks Craig, can't thank you enough for all the advice and superb service with delivering that Fat Lefty adapter, which is a piece of CNC art btw

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    Quote Originally Posted by fyford View Post
    piece of CNC art btw
    Can't take credit for that. Kevin at S+S Precision out in Merced CA gets the nod on that, top notch work for sure!
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    Has anyone used a Chariot trailer with On-One Fatty? Does the hitch fit?
    I mean this one : For Your Second Bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jrask View Post
    Has anyone used a Chariot trailer with On-One Fatty? Does the hitch fit?
    I mean this one : For Your Second Bike
    Considering that there is no real documentation, I'll say ... I doubt it, unless you are able to take that little bracket off, and use it with the stock skewer.
    The skewer in their picture is probably only available for a 135mm (or less) spacing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeabuser View Post
    Considering that there is no real documentation, I'll say ... I doubt it, unless you are able to take that little bracket off, and use it with the stock skewer.
    The skewer in their picture is probably only available for a 135mm (or less) spacing.
    You can use any skewer, i was wondering if there is enough space at the dropout for the bracket.

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    Out and about

    On One Fat Bike Frame-dsc00815.jpgOn One Fat Bike Frame-dsc00819.jpg

    This is still with the Lefty in 26er mode (taking chances...) but heck it is such fun, like being on a bouncy castle at high speed That's with the pressure quite low in the rear, no rebound settings on a Floater

    Had some issues getting the front end dead centre, did not realise you can veer off Mendon's marker line. As always he came to the rescue!

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    you take some beautiful pictures Which top clamp are you using?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tor View Post
    you take some beautiful pictures Which top clamp are you using?
    For the Lefty? That would be Mendon Cycle's, do a search you'll easily find him on this forum. Top bloke and quick postage from the US (I'm in the UK)

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    Have you found the steering any different with the lefty? I get a bit of self-steering on my On-One with a lefty that wasn't present with the original forks. But the slightly narrower rim of the Marge Lite (65mm vs the original 70mm?) might also contribute.

    As others have said, those are great pictures that you take.

    Tim

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wombat View Post
    Have you found the steering any different with the lefty? I get a bit of self-steering on my On-One with a lefty that wasn't present with the original forks. But the slightly narrower rim of the Marge Lite (65mm vs the original 70mm?) might also contribute.
    Make sure the tire is fully centered under the frame, easily adjusted via the clamps. Most likely cause actually. Well, that, or it's set up with a taller A to C than the stock fork.

    Rim width shouldn't have any impact.
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    Hi Tim,

    no self steer issues here that I've noticed, I'll go handsfree for a bit and let you know . With the Lefty MAX I imagine I've changed the angles a bit, never bothered to measure. Running a Marge Lite myself, I find a slight understeer, but I am pretty sure that's just part and parcel of running mahoosive tyres, and I quite like it!

    I must admit, I did not stick with the original fork for too long, my main aim was to relieve the vibrations (knackered wrists), which this conversion has sorted out big time.

    All in all I am very happy - still waiting for customs to release the rest of my Lefty rebuild mind. Once I have the PBR conversion in place I'll let you know if there's any change. As mentioned to you before, I did have to tweak the clamps beyond the marker a fair bit. Let me know if you want some photos to compare?

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    Curiosity question,
    If the A toC is set correctly ... What's the Lefty do to the Trail ?

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    It's probably a combination of the changed A to C and the different trail. The Fatty forks have, I think, 55mm of offset and I guess the Lefty has a lot less. I did measure the A to C difference, and while I can't remember the figures, I think the lefty was a bit longer.

    Craig

    Thanks for the advice. I did spend a fair bit of time lining up the rim when looking through the steerer tube. I'll have another look at it. I thought it may be rim width as someone on MTBR mentioned they'd see quite a difference in self steering when going to a narrower rim.

    Even with this I think the bike with the lefty is terrific and it saves the bashing my forearms were getting.

    Tim

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wombat View Post
    Bikeabuser

    It's probably a combination of the changed A to C and the different trail. The Fatty forks have, I think, 55mm of trail and I guess the Lefty has a lot less. I did measure the A to C difference, and while I can't remember the figures, I think the lefty was a bit longer.
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    Do not confuse trail with fork offset.

    The stock fork has 55mm of offset, more than most forks.

    Use a fork with less offset and/or a slacker HTA (longer A-C slackens it) and the trail is increased.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy View Post
    Do not confuse trail with fork offset.
    Thanks. I do confuse the 2 and should look at a diagram before posting.

    Tim

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    will there ever be an XL frame?

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    Bumper for Mendon's clamp

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    The only problem I've found with Mendon's Lefty clamp (Tall version) is that it has a rather sharp edge. Should you have a crash I can see this leaving a nasty dent in your frame, well it would on the On One Fatty.

    The Cannondale Bumper provides no protection in this setup. Not that I come off the bike that often, but you never know. I used some Sugru (https://sugru.com/) to make a bumper to prevent this. Seems like it will do the trick!

    For what it is worth... I can't really see how the clamp could be designed any better, maybe a slightly less sharp edge, but even then you'll have the same issue.

    Happy cycling!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fyford View Post
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    The only problem I've found with Mendon's Lefty clamp (Tall version) is that it has a rather sharp edge.
    Yeah, we messed with that for a while, no real solution in the design.

    What I do, and recommend, (though your solution seems to do the trick) is to take an old road tire, cut off the bead and sidewall, so you just have tread.

    Two wraps around the frame at the point of contact, and then a nice tight wrap of electrical tape covering the whole thing. Makes a nice, shiny black, (or colored if you prefer!) dense bumper for basically free.

    Taken a few good beaters with mine over the last year or two, no issues at all.
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    Cool thanks, will look into that one as well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    Yeah, we messed with that for a while, no real solution in the design.

    What I do, and recommend, (though your solution seems to do the trick) is to take an old road tire, cut off the bead and sidewall, so you just have tread.

    Two wraps around the frame at the point of contact, and then a nice tight wrap of electrical tape covering the whole thing. Makes a nice, shiny black, (or colored if you prefer!) dense bumper for basically free.

    Taken a few good beaters with mine over the last year or two, no issues at all.
    I’ve done as advised, but instead of using electrical tape, I’ve made three holes and used a zip tie

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    The build is still in progress…
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    To center the ’MendonCycleSmith’ Lefty...

    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    Make sure the tire is fully centered under the frame, easily adjusted via the clamps. Most likely cause actually. Well, that, or it's set up with a taller A to C than the stock fork.

    Rim width shouldn't have any impact.
    To center the ’MendonCycleSmith’ Lefty I’ve found that a Mini Maglite:
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    will do the job:
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    That's a very neat solution.

    Tim

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wombat View Post
    That's a very neat solution.
    Agreed, that's the slickness for sure!
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