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    Ok, I'm sure some of you guys have heard/seen this before. They have been out for a little while but the last time I tried to contact them they were still in the proto type stages. Below is a copy of the email I received back from them yesterday.

    while I like the fork and think it is pretty trick, there is no way in hell I am paying that much for a rigid fork. But the bling factor is off the chart imo.

    Sorry, I know it is not ss (though it can be used on one) but it is a single leg if you will!


    Hello Chris,

    After many prototypes and tests we were able to manufacture the first batch of or Lucy fork with full confidence on its performance.

    As of now we are in talks with companies interested on being dealers, also in the USA. Until it all comes together we're shipping wordwide from our location in Europe.

    Price for Lucy Fork is 811€ . This first batch has been made in special "fire" red anodizing finish. This fork needs an steerer adaptor to be installed on a frame. Any of the many adaptors avalaible for Canondale Lefty fork will do, and we sell our own model called 12 Bar, made of carbon fber, Kevar and 7075-T6 aluminum. Price for 12 Bar steerer is 171€.

    Handling and Shipping to USA is 25€ no matter if it's just the fork or both products.

    Thank you for your interest and best regards.

    David Díaz Blanco


    If you have any questions about product availability, pricing or anything else please write [email protected] or give us a skype call at BCBbikes.
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    For those that are too lazy to do the math, it works out to be about $1100 for the fork and another $230 for the steerer!
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    Perhaps if you already have a Lefty set up this would be a neat option for you but having to buy a new front wheel just to go with my fork is yet another draw back. Add tot he fact that you can pick up probably the best carbon fork on the market (Niner) for a 1/4 of the cost and less weight really just makes this fork nothing more than bling imo.

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    I'm going to design a frame with only right-side stays.

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    for the cost of a new bike id say not worth it... unless your bike is already 5x that expensive
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    Quote Originally Posted by misunderestimated View Post
    frenchie beat you to it...

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    Go figure, its a fixie!

    tims5377: No doubt, my current frame is a POS and really not even worth the parts I already have on it now!

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    Looking at that fork, I just concerns for durability...
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    so it has one chainstay and one fork leg, but look at them tubes man twice the size.
    everything sucks but my vacuum cleaner.

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    Actually, with stays on only one side, you could forge the whole frame as one piece--no tubes and no welds.

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    How did he get a lefty rear hub? I mean I have seen hubs like this on strollers and what not but none of they are designed to hold a cog or freewheel. None the less, its still pretty interesting. But technically the frame would be a Righty! You could always run a bmx hub set up as a left hand drive and then have the chainstay on the left and a mono blade (lefty) on the front. I like the idea of a single forged unit. Then again monococ would work as well and be lighter. (maybe not stronger)

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    Prolly a disk lefty front hub with a tommycog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1SPD View Post
    I like the idea of a single forged unit. Then again monococ would work as well and be lighter. (maybe not stronger)
    would a single slab of cnc'd titanium be stronger?
    everything sucks but my vacuum cleaner.

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    ooooo, now we're talkin!

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    our minds are 20 years ahead. coaster brake is an option too, but that's old technology.
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    wait, no, coaster will not work. it needs the left stays to make it work.

    drive and brakes both on the same side is feasible.
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    How about v-brakes or cantis?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fishcreek View Post
    wait, no, coaster will not work. it needs the left stays to make it work.....
    No reason why you cannot transfer the torque arm to the drive-side by keying it to the axle...

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    Well it wouldn't really be a V if you only had a pad on one side now would it?

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    Drum brake? Interal braking inside the hub!

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    Fixed gear my fellows. No need for a rear brake
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    fellas it could be done, although this one's bit backward: http://members.ii.net/~aussiejester/...el_adapter.jpg
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    A lot of worthless discussion.
    If the bike only had a right side "fork" and a right side chain stay the bike would obviously fall over, to the left. No amount of momentum or physics can change that fact.
    Now, put a lefty on the front and you would have the most balanced bike in the world, could'nt tip it over if you tried.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PoorBehavior View Post
    A lot of worthless discussion.
    If the bike only had a right side "fork" and a right side chain stay the bike would obviously fall over, to the left. No amount of momentum or physics can change that fact.
    Now, put a lefty on the front and you would have the most balanced bike in the world, could'nt tip it over if you tried.
    we need mythbusters to prove this. i think once the wheels start turning, it will have the same gyroscopic effect as the one with two fork legs or two chainstays. if you think about it, a bike will never be balance standing still, your regular bike will be normally heavier on the right side. but that's okay, unless someone is severely bothered by it, its time to put some training wheels on.
    everything sucks but my vacuum cleaner.

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    What I can't quite figure out is whether both PoorBehavior and fishcreek are kidding here... To me, it seems obvious that the bike wouldn't behave much different than a "normal" bike with two chainstays/seatstays and two-legged fork.
    And going back to the original subject here - the BCB carbon fork... Waaaay overpriced (stating the obvious here, I know), and it looks sooo current ...if it were late 90s

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    This is why cycling shorts are so important too. If I didn't keep things packaged up it might all hang to one side and really throw off my balance

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