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    Scandal Update

    It has been a while since I last whored my bike to you dirty mtbers' and there has been a few changes.

    Whilst I have been stoked with the performance from her the urge to fiddle became great and I wanted to try SS with front suspension to see if I liked that over fully rigid.

    After some hunting on the bay of e I got a nice 2008 Lefty Speed Carbon SL, after some more internet spending I had a Project 321 Hub and fork adapter. All of these came from the states so I got raped on import duty by my lovely government, it wasn't like they taxed me on it when I earnt it anyway

    Jake from Project 321 was a star in helping me with getting the correct spoke lengths for my wheel rebuild and I have to say the Hub is awesome it stands apart from most of the lefty hubs. The adapter just works, it was totally drama free.

    ISAR hooked me up with a front ring and 2 piece Ti rear sprocket

    I am taking her on her first sprung ride tomorrow with the UK weather finally giving us some sun. A quick ride around the block and the lefty feels as good as any other fork I have ridden, very very stiff and very light. There is a slight pull to the left if you try and ride no handed but nothing to cry about. The lockout is top banana and the fork is as good as rigid with the lockout lever just sneaking under my bar with the short stem

    My weight weenieism took a little dent with the bike gaining a pount and sitting about 17.6 lbs (the weight distribution feels a little better now)

    I will post some more pics tomorrow and a post ride report

    I hope you like!
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    Last edited by roybatty666; 04-10-2010 at 11:50 AM.

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    wow, looks sick. love the color combo.

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    That is a BEAUTIFUL bike. I hope it rides just like you want it to
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    My God, man! Simply stunning.

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    That is a work of art...well done...

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    That's as good as a bike gets. So nice!

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    It looks amazing . The gold gives the black bike a luxurious quality to it.

    The added mass is unavoidable though. Just changed my SASO carbon fork to a Marzocchi Mx Pro Lo after a arm fracture, bike gained 2.6lbs more!

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    Looks good, I used to love my scandal. What rear hub/sprocket is that you are running there?

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    Thanks for the kind comments

    the 2 piece cog is made by ISAR who is a rather nice chap on this here forum

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    Scandal for SS president, I say!

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    Awesome!!!!

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    Pretty!

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    Dude I have a habit of copying you........ hahhaa!! I think for now Ill stay with what I have but that looks awesome dude!! Its nice to see a Lefty not on a cannodale frame!!
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    Proud of yourself, little man? Just kidding, very sweet looking ride!

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