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Cannondale Lefty Service

Postby jdupreez » Fri Jul 01, 2011 12:58 pm

Hi has anyone had any luck servicing a Cannondale lefty? I have tried several stores and not had a lot of luck. most of the stores who have carried cannondale inn the past don't want to deal with them anymore andf soem of the stores that are dealing with them are proividing poor service. I have trioed getting parts from cannondale to service it myself but they are not willng to play and i must have itsent in. what a load of hock... this will be my last cannondale, they have become too difficult to deal with...
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Re: Cannondale Lefty Service

Postby mitzikatzi » Fri Jul 01, 2011 3:09 pm

Xplora wrote: Do not get cheap SPDs, your body will hurt you.

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Cannondale Lefty Service

Postby alchemist » Fri Jul 01, 2011 4:25 pm

Give Aido at RLC Sport a call
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Re: Cannondale Lefty Service

Postby mtbboy41 » Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:56 pm

+1 for RLC Sports. Did a great service and upgrade on my lefty. Very pleased with the price and speed of service.
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Re: Cannondale Lefty Service

Postby trailgumby » Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:30 pm

Another vote for RLC sport.

KOM2 at Crows Nest I think may still be doing them, but as much as I really like Brad as a person and thihk he's a great mechanic, the lamentation about how hard Leftys are to service (with the right tools, they're no worse than other forks, just different) gets a bit tiring and I'd rather give the work to someone who likes the product. Brad still gets my other work though, like wheelbuilding.
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Re: Cannondale Lefty Service

Postby Mugglechops » Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:25 pm

Can they really be that hard to do yourself. Not that I have ever done one. But I have down motoforks and helicopter oleos :D
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Re: Cannondale Lefty Service

Postby trailgumby » Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:33 pm

Specialised tools needed - getting the damper loose requires one, and fitting the 4 x needle bearing races requires another. Other than that, no I don't think so. Bearing resets I do myself, using the instructions from the MTBR Lefty Beaering Reset Thread. Easy peasy.
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Re: Cannondale Lefty Service

Postby crazyjose » Sat Aug 13, 2011 7:47 pm

The later leftys and DLR's have a lot more moving parts, the early basic ones aren't too bad, and the oil can be gotten thru Ebay
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Re: Cannondale Lefty Service

Postby trailgumby » Mon Aug 15, 2011 2:28 pm

Useful article on servicing Lefty forks in this month's Australian Mountain Bike magazine.
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Re: Cannondale Lefty Service

Postby wheelturner » Mon Aug 15, 2011 3:37 pm

I'm looking at a 29er lefty at the moment and the servicing aspect could be an issue. What's the deal with Cannondale being hard to find and dealers dropping them?
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Re: Cannondale Lefty Service

Postby fringe_dweller » Sun Aug 28, 2011 7:25 pm

City Bike Depot will look after you if you're in Sydney.

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Re: Cannondale Lefty Service

Postby Mugglechops » Sun Aug 28, 2011 7:50 pm

crazyjose wrote:The later leftys and DLR's have a lot more moving parts, the early basic ones aren't too bad, and the oil can be gotten thru Ebay



Crazyjose loves his Lefty :D

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I just think one half of his fork has fallen off.
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Re: Cannondale Lefty Service

Postby crazyjose » Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:41 pm

It is a crazy looking fork, just wish for more travel all over
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Re: Cannondale Lefty Service

Postby bardynt » Sun Oct 30, 2011 3:13 am

first time seen these

these just look so wrong wouldn't two shocks be better than one

so does it change when you lean right cause there leftys :lol:
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Re: Cannondale Lefty Service

Postby trailgumby » Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:45 am

No, you can't lean right. You're stuck turning left only. If you want to go right, you have to turn left through 270 degrees :lol:

They are lighter, siffer, stronger, and more plush (less stiction) than any fork in the same travel class.

A graphic demonstration of why Leftys are the best in class can be found here, starting at about 1:28



And a head-to-head comparison to a 32mm stanchion fork (looks like a Fox)

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Re: Cannondale Lefty Service

Postby Mulger bill » Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:39 pm

Looks more like a RS fork to me Gumby, something about the arch...

Wonder if Leftys are compatible with Giants Overdrive headtube? What size steerer on a Lefty mate?

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