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    Lefty Spearfish

    I have yet to see an example of this setup so I decided to give it a try. will update with findings Lefty Spearfish-imageuploadedbytapatalk1349092579.174335.jpg

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    I am working on adapting my Canzo to run a lefty, and I will probably be buying a Spearfish next year, which should run the same fork. Best of luck to you...do the hard work for me!
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    I ran a Lefty on my El Mariachi for a while, and it worked well. I used the Project 321 kit, which made it a snap. They offer a kit for the tapered headtube as well, so it should be easy.

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    80mm? :-/
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    Quote Originally Posted by appleSSeed View Post
    80mm? :-/
    ya, I'm going to see about taking out spacers without rubbing. otherwise it's either going to get new internals or hitting ebay to fund the correct travel fork. got a good deal on this one

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    Come on...we need updates!

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    What size is your frame? I've had a dlr2 on my large before but couldn't run the headset top cap. I've got a '13 pbr on the way. Should have it this weekend.

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    It's a med frame. the fork has the standard spacing. there is an FSA orbit headset with a 10mm top cap. I'm going to have to turn it down 3mm for it to fit. no spacers will be required.

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    You should be able to find a headset that will fit without mod's on a med frame. The ht is 120mm and a Crane Creek 40 is 12mm total stack height (8 top/4 btm). The fork crown spacing it 138mm. You'll like it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hudnut View Post
    It's a med frame. the fork has the standard spacing. there is an FSA orbit headset with a 10mm top cap. I'm going to have to turn it down 3mm for it to fit. no spacers will be required.
    On FSA headsets the 'top-cap' or bearing cover usually does nothing other than keep the crap off the bearings, the taper wedge thing does all the hard work. Ive often just left the top-cap/bearing cover off, with no issues, in order to drop a little more bar height.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dickyelsdon View Post
    On FSA headsets the 'top-cap' or bearing cover usually does nothing other than keep the crap off the bearings, the taper wedge thing does all the hard work. Ive often just left the top-cap/bearing cover off, with no issues, in order to drop a little more bar height.
    Exactly, I was going to turn it down more for aesthetics but on second thought aesthetics went out the window with the lefty

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    ... and if we just ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Hudnut View Post
    Exactly, I was going to turn it down more for aesthetics but on second thought aesthetics went out the window with the lefty
    Ha!

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    update: Got the steerer tube and mocked it up. I've decided to hock it on ebay due to the facts that there is too little travel, and the a-c is too short and the BB will be way to low.

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    Lefty Spearfish-imageuploadedbytapatalk1349399370.079889.jpgLefty Spearfish-imageuploadedbytapatalk1349399396.806784.jpg

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    Badass!

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    Man, you got that far and didn't even try it? I didn't even notice the reduction in travel or the lower bb, but I don't get overly excited about bb height like some folks. The main reason I took it off was because I didn't like how the DLR2 cartridge is valved. The PBR is a whole new animal.

    Turns out I won't be getting a '13 in the near future. Cannondale sent the wrong fork, a freakin 26er. The 29ers are still going to new bikes. Maybe by the end of Oct, fingers crossed.

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    Any update on the spearfish ? I'm putting a 90mm xlr on my fish in the next few days when I have a couple free hours.
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    ya, I went with a Fox F29 a few summers ago. The lefty I had axle to crown was too short

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    Ok. That's what I currently have on my fish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeftyNiner View Post
    Any update on the spearfish ? I'm putting a 90mm xlr on my fish in the next few days when I have a couple free hours.
    It's still rocking'. I love it--handles amazingly. I have the fork extended out for full travel now, and it's fantastic.

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    Finally got it on today. Haven't had it out on the trails yet but will get some saddle time tomorrow.

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