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    Post Pics of your Fat Lefty!

    So there are several of them about, and with MendonCycleSmith's connivance - more on the way! But they're all in these separate little threads - so let's get 'em together!

    I'll start:
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    Wow! That thing probably looks better in person than in the photos! Would like to see some properly exposed pictures to get an idea of the intensity of the colours!
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    Sweet! This is the direction I'm going to go, methinks. Tell us about that front wheel-it looks like a symmetrical build, unlike a few of the Lefty-pugsley's I've seen. Dish the dish on that baby.

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    Ah, the wheel build. It's not symmetrical -there is offset, but it's hard to see in those pics. You have to lean over a fair bit before you can see the end of the hub around the tire.

    The wheel is crosslaced (driveside fllange laces to brakeside rim and etc) rather than all to one side. Cross lacing takes a bit more patience to do because it has to be straight before you put tension on - can't just tweak it later. Very strong wheel tho, I haven't had to do any adjustments or truing post-build.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wadester View Post
    Cross lacing takes a bit more patience.

    Man, you have a serious gift for understatement.

    Love the idea, thanks for tossing it up, I'd post pics of my set up, but I think it'd be like chumming the water.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    Man, you have a serious gift for understatement.

    Love the idea, thanks for tossing it up, I'd post pics of my set up, but I think it'd be like chumming the water.....
    Craig - take credit. And I know you've got some build pics from folks who don't post here. Chummmmmmm. Chum chum cherooooooo.

    Oh, and here's a better pic of the wheel offset:
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    Quote Originally Posted by wadester View Post
    Chummmmmmm. Chum chum cherooooooo.
    Oh all right, I do have some that aren't mine, that's true, now that you mention it.....

    So, a few of those, and a Lefty Muk being piloted by Dirtybiker from DrunkCyclist, rock on!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    Oh all right, I do have some that aren't mine, that's true, now that you mention it.....



    So, a few of those, and a Lefty Muk being piloted by Dirtybiker from DrunkCyclist, rock on!
    Oh my, that is a unique bike .... maybe a little but at the end its a bike so
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    Quote Originally Posted by elgordo View Post
    Oh my, that is a unique bike .... maybe a little but at the end its a bike so
    Perhaps you're not following Drew's work, but he's got a serious DIY itch, and builds some really cool stuff.

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    I just built this as a gift for my wife. I thought "Leftromancer" was a good name for it, but she said "it's Wednesday!" almost immediately.
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    How bad is the offset with these designs or did someone machine an adapter to correct it? That would drive me bat **** crazy without having a symmetrical wheel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Generalcuz View Post
    How bad is the offset with these designs or did someone machine an adapter to correct it? That would drive me bat **** crazy without having a symmetrical wheel.
    A truly symmetrical wheel would require a special hub - with the RH flange way out beyond the end of the Lefty axle. My front wheel was built using the Pugsley adapter (35mm, for 17.5mm offset).



    I would note that if asymmetry bothers you, a Lefty is probably not for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Generalcuz View Post
    How bad is the offset with these designs or did someone machine an adapter to correct it? That would drive me bat **** crazy without having a symmetrical wheel.
    You want a symmetrical wheel, or wheel position?

    The whole reason these are popping up now is because I had clamps with the appropriate offset made, to allow the wheel to center under the frame.

    Best you can do with wheel build symmetry is the cross laced monster Wadester did, otherwise, yes, the wheel will be an offset build, like any Pugsley.
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    What is a ballpark cost on one of these conversions? Or is it the old "if you have to ask..."
    Whatever floats your bike, dude

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    Quote Originally Posted by Generalcuz View Post
    How bad is the offset with these designs or did someone machine an adapter to correct it? That would drive me bat **** crazy without having a symmetrical wheel.
    Front wheels are dished on the disc side. The fat lefty wheel is dish by a little more, just in the other diection. So its not as much as you my think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dustin Mustangs View Post
    What is a ballpark cost on one of these conversions? Or is it the old "if you have to ask..."
    A grand or so with wheel. Less if you source a used fork, then, potentially closer to 500 or so with wheel.
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    Frosty, What's the cost & lead time needed on just the custom Lefty billet bracket? They're hella beauty-ful, and I think I can rustle up a used lefty replete with brakes & wheel. So I'll just need to tear the wheel down & rebuild with a fat rim, along with your custom brackets.

    This is such a fat development pun intended. I'm stoked.

    Who's got the first full-squish fat lefty? Let's see it! I know someone's got one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AcuNinja View Post
    Who's got the first full-squish fat lefty? Let's see it! I know someone's got one.
    Gimme a couple months =)
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    Quote Originally Posted by AcuNinja View Post
    Frosty, What's the cost & lead time needed on just the custom Lefty billet bracket? They're hella beauty-ful
    Thanks for the compliment

    Drop me an email if you need more info. Flogging of stuff for sale isn't really kosher on the boards, so I don't like to abuse the leeway I'm given, by openly discussing business on them....
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    Mendon - I was asked by a fellow from bikerumor about my weirdo-mobile, I made sure to be clear that the Lefty clamps were not of my doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew Diller View Post
    Mendon - I was asked by a fellow from bikerumor about my weirdo-mobile, I made sure to be clear that the Lefty clamps were not of my doing.

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    Awesome! Thanks Drew, appreciate the opportunity you gave me to get these seen by more folks.

    Also congrats on making something worthy of being gawked at by even more pairs of eyes.
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    I guess I'll just post more pics
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    Wow! You guy's are finally pullin" me in. Just had the Mav. rebuilt last Summer... it'll get me down the trail a few more miles. But seriously studying the Lefty action. Awesome cross spoked hundie Wade!

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    I love that orange Fatback. The mix of colours give it such a MadMax look.
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