Armor by Band-Aid
The start of something...
I heard that you were stirrin' up trouble with some wacked out bike builds so thought I'd join in... but it's gonna take a lot of work.shiggy said:How 'bout Return of the Terminaut?
Yeah - that's the huckin' Merlin. If this new project works out I'm going to end up having a Lefty on the Duo as well as one of my 29"ers.DDawg said:I thought you had fallen off for a while...
You already had a lefty on the Merlin, no?
Gotta tell ya... I love my RFX / Marzocchi combo for that type of riding (with an ML-8). How do you like the DUC? I seriously thought about it for the Duo, but decided against it in the end.DDawg said:Nice! Yeah, that ledge in Sedona makes for a nice wheelie drop. You need the ML-8! I just recently put a DUC 32 on the Spot.
The top piece is a reducing ring, but the lower is part of the steerer tube. I'm having custom steerer tubes made by a local machinist.shiggy said:Yeah. I noticed the reducing rings for the steer tube.
Heheh. That's pretty good. I could always use custom decals. I'll have to contact you when I get off my arse and think of something worthy of a decal.shiggy said:Do you need some custom decals for it?
I can do 'em!
Drawing up clamps is too difficult for my feeble computer skills, but if someone had the design I could easily shop it around "da hood". Fortunately, Huntington Beach seems to be a haven for machine shops.donkekus said:Very nice...
Keep us posted on the build...
Wonder how much it would cost to get clamps made that were 1.125"...
Yeah - post a shot of your bike when you get a chance as I'd love to see it. I know a few others on these forums have also done similar mods to retrofit a Lefty onto standard 1 1/8" head tubes and that's where I've drawn my inspiration from.1SPEEDDRIVE said:I've been running a Lefty on my Bianchi DISS for about six months. I modified a Lefty, very similar in the way that you did yours.
I really like the Lefty on my bike, I tried a couple of other forks, but the Lefty seems to be a perfect match for my bike.
The only concern that I have is that Im sure my frame (and most others) are not built to accept doule crown forks, but so far, so good.
I'll post a photo of my bike soon.