Shameless plug I guess....
I'm a one man shop. I spend a fair amount of time on here, but that's pretty much the extent of my forays into the big bad, larger world of cycling media etc. A blog or two, and that's about it.
So when a buddy of mine, who writes for what I think is a fairly well read blog, gave me the chance to share my new toys with him in exchange for some air time, I jumped at the chance. He's also pretty new there as a contributor, but is quickly gaining a following as an articulate thoughtful writer, so give him a read, DB is good people, thanks for taking your time on this Chris.
I'm just too tickled not to share, if I've crossed the line, nuke this where it stands.....
Old Becomes New Becomes Fat. Lefty Goes Fattie - Drunkcyclist.com | Drunkcyclist.com
Very cool, you deserve it!
Disclaimer: The above statement is only an opinion so please don't get upset I am not attacking you personally, maybe!
I say innovation deserves credit. Cheers!
Too cool!! I'd say the clamps you made are one of the better things to happen for "fat friendy" suspension. Post away, brag a bit
I must start my budget for one of these this year....trick is convincing my better half haha....it never ends.
If every person gave more than they took, this world would be a much different place.
So what year/model of donor Lefty should I be watching for on the local CL?
2001-2004, non carbon, ti legged DLR or ELO.
Originally Posted by GT_guy
2005-7(?) Alloy (not carbon) Max 140 FFD/TPC/SPV.
The DLR's can be used at around 70mm, they do need to be "29er reduced" to be safe.
The 2005 era forks can be used with the existing dampers, but have the potential to have a 2012 PBR damper dropped into them, which makes them feel totally "modern".
Same travel reduction has to happen with them as well.....
And thanks guys, appreciate it, I'm not much of a bragger, but this is just so cool!
This is how I feel about it.
Hehe, not really.
Fat tires can benefit from suspension. You just went ahead and did it! Plug away.
I think the next thing we need to tick off - now that we've reached an awesome choice - is a relatively affordable choice.
There isn't a $400(or $500) retail fork out there that I (most of us) would ride. Like you said, your Fat Lefty is right there in line with the decent stuff. A bargin if you count for innovation and quality of execution. I'm a dealer and I can tell you, I will be gladly ponying up for one this year.
This is a brilliant innovation.
I've been harassing MCS with my inane questions about this stuff for weeks (I'm a suspension ignorant). Always got a very friendly and very helpful answer. I've now tweeked the geo of my custom frame order, built a wheel, and ordered a set. Very very excited.
Keep up the good work I say!
A big boy did it, and ran away.
No, that about hits it. I didn't realize one could reach that price. I might have to be your customer again before too long =)
Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith
MCS Craig is good peoples. I'm currently working with him on a Lefty for my Vertigo build. Got the clamps already, which are beautiful, and just waiting on the leg.