Lefty fork replacement

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  • z1ppy
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    An 03 lefty will be very tired, unless given reasonably regular servicing, wouldn’t expect to get lots for it(I might well be wrong).
    You’ll need a new headset for the frame, as the headset is specific to the 1.56″ lefty steerer (not the newer “onepointfive” std) – remove it and sell with the lefty.
    I assume you’ll be looking for something around 130/140mm with an axle, in order to match the lefty. I won’t suggest anything specific, but you can fit a fork with any steerer type (std 1+1/8, tapered or 1.5) with the right headset.

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    How much would you want for it?

    z1ppy
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    TBH unless he’s lots of spare cash for the headset, fork, stem & new wheel (it all add’s up). Maybe just get it serviced? What doesn’t he like about it?

    mattsccm
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    It needs servicing every 5 minutes and he wants something that needs servicing every 5 years if it gets a hard life. The alternative is a new bike. It’s going.
    I’ll post it here when he decides what to do.

    So a 1.5″ headset is what he needs or something to sleeve that frame from 1.5 to whatever?
    Ta.

    pete68
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    If he wants a fork that needs servicing every 5 years he’ll have to get a rigid one! All sus forks need regular servicing.

    mattsccm
    Member

    The brother wants to ditch the Lefty fork in his about 03 Jekyll. What can go in? Can’t work out if there is a normal fork out there with a matching headset size or if he needs to sleeve it down to fit something. I suspect it’s inch and a half but am not sure. Any ideas? Any other issues? Anyone want a to p/ex a cheap Lefty for something with 2 legs?

    z1ppy
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    A headset is required that fits 1.5 steerer, dependant on fork, you need a headset with a reducer. No sleeve required or even available.. As above, all forks require some regular servicing, some servicing can be done at home, but all have some jobs that need a specialist at some point (eg: bushings)

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