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last year, I was advised by somebody on this forum to seek out an SKS fender with Lefty adapter for my Jeckyll. It has worked great and I appreciate the tip. The thing is, I have another Lefty-equipped bike coming and was planning to order the same setup -and- much to my surprise, the Lefty Adapters appear to be unavailable from all my usual sources. Can anybody help me solve this?
 

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Big K said:
last year, I was advised by somebody on this forum to seek out an SKS fender with Lefty adapter for my Jeckyll. It has worked great and I appreciate the tip. The thing is, I have another Lefty-equipped bike coming and was planning to order the same setup -and- much to my surprise, the Lefty Adapters appear to be unavailable from all my usual sources. Can anybody help me solve this?
Try this link.

http://www.bicycletires.com/tek9.asp?pg=products&grp=291
 

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thanks & another question

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I am waiting on a callback from bicycletires.com.. unfortunately, their web site seems to be indicating a back-order situation. Hopefully I will find a couple of these things somewhere.

I thought of another question which will definitely show my ignorance about the technical details of Cannondale. Could it be possible that Cannondale (post motorcycle venture/brush with death of company) have gone to a standard inner fork stem diameter -thus- eliminating the need to find a Lefty adapter? There isn't even mention of this adapter on SKS' web site anymore. Their standard connection is through the bottom of the fork stem and covers ranges from 17.5-30mm diameter The Lefty adapter is essentially a part that accomodates a wider diameter.

Thanks.
 

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Big K said:
I am waiting on a callback from bicycletires.com.. unfortunately, their web site seems to be indicating a back-order situation. Hopefully I will find a couple of these things somewhere.

I thought of another question which will definitely show my ignorance about the technical details of Cannondale. Could it be possible that Cannondale (post motorcycle venture/brush with death of company) have gone to a standard inner fork stem diameter -thus- eliminating the need to find a Lefty adapter? There isn't even mention of this adapter on SKS' web site anymore. Their standard connection is through the bottom of the fork stem and covers ranges from 17.5-30mm diameter The Lefty adapter is essentially a part that accomodates a wider diameter.

Thanks.
If you feel like dealing with it, many fenders are mountable via a star nut in the bottom of the fork, and a bolt. You can get yourself a star nut for a 1.5 steerer, available in many places. Problem solved. Happy fendering.
 

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Big K said:
I am waiting on a callback from bicycletires.com.. unfortunately, their web site seems to be indicating a back-order situation. Hopefully I will find a couple of these things somewhere.

I thought of another question which will definitely show my ignorance about the technical details of Cannondale. Could it be possible that Cannondale (post motorcycle venture/brush with death of company) have gone to a standard inner fork stem diameter -thus- eliminating the need to find a Lefty adapter? There isn't even mention of this adapter on SKS' web site anymore. Their standard connection is through the bottom of the fork stem and covers ranges from 17.5-30mm diameter The Lefty adapter is essentially a part that accomodates a wider diameter.

Thanks.
THe steer is the same inner dia. as it was. As Mendon says, you may consider a 1.5 star nut, and mount to that.
 

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If you feel like dealing with it, many fenders are mountable via a star nut in the bottom of the fork, and a bolt. You can get yourself a star nut for a 1.5 steerer, available in many places. Problem solved. Happy fendering.
I was going to say the same thing...
If your LBS doesn't have any on hand, you can order them online from www.canecreek.com for $2 a pop.
 

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Sorry to be so lame..

zahgurim said:
I was going to say the same thing...
If your LBS doesn't have any on hand, you can order them online from www.canecreek.com for $2 a pop.
but could you steer me to the specific part name/number at Cane Creek? I'm searching their site and not finding it.

Thanks!
 

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Big K said:
I appreciate the lead on this.. can you confirm star nut needed is 1.5"? Is that the inside diameter of the fork stem on a Rush that I need to fit?
Should fit, 1.5 is usually the outside diameter for the OnePointFive standard, the Lefty being a little bigger but the inside diameter have variations depending of wall thickness, butting and what not. The beauty of a star nut is that it adjusts itself to the diameter so you should have no problems. I never used a fender so I'll trust Mendon that you can fix it to the star nut.
 
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