Following my earlier Lefty Thread looking to buy a Lefty I have hopefully just picked up a Lefty Speed Carbon DLR.
A few over-excited questions though
- Is there anything I should check for when receiving the second hand Lefty?
Talking to Tony at Thumbprint tuning (I narrowly missed buying one from him- someone beat me to it) he suggested checking for surface wear from cable rub and checking the disk mounts were not damaged or ovalised in any way. He suggested these were the two most costly repairs and pretty much any thing else internal could be reasonably easily and cheaply solved. Anything else to look out for if and when the Lefty arrives?
- Cannondale OPI stem and steerer installation?
There doesn't look to be anything tricky here, just follow the manual instructions... correct? The only thing that confuses me is the manual says to grease the entire outer surface of the OPI stem and the entire inner clamp surfaces of the Lefty. This seem odd to me. Grease the bearing/ articulating surfaces... fine... but surely the areas where the clamps meet the steerer/ stem need to be dry to grip properly and not let the stem rotate when the wheel is fixed???
- Regular maintenance?
Check for boot damage every ride. Bearing reset ever 20-25 hours. Clean the oil filter, but how regularly? What "high quality foam air filter oil" upon cleaning and drying? Clean and regrease telescope, but again how regularly. What lube for this as the suggested one seem hard to find?
Any other advice for being a long term happy Lefty user?
Sorry for so many questions I am a little over excited for this to arrive!