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can someone explain this type of fork?

Old 10-26-11, 02:02 PM
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Originally Posted by K'Tesh View Post
If you can slam a fully loade
[edit] I didn't read the all of the comments before posting mine... didn't see the one of the A-10 (but then they don't land on aircraft carriers do they?) [/edit]
I think you've got me beat with the carrier-landing scenario I picked the A-10 because in their line of work, they may have to operate from improvised facilities. Plus they're just plain bad-a** aircraft The cannon is what, 20% of the total aircraft weight?

Leftys also happen to be quite light. The weight-weenie crowd are partial to them.
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Lots of people are afraid of what they dont understand.

130mm of travel, less weigh, less bind due to the roller bearings it uses verses the bushings in conventional forks, clearance to get rid of mud.
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Keep in mind, aircraft by definition are not land vehicles and have special constraints on their landing gear in order to optimize capability for their main mission. I'm thinking that when a folding landing gear is an advantage, all of a sudden a single strut becomes a lot more competitive with a dual strut design than it would be with a fixed position wheel.

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Is it still a "fork" if it only has one tine?
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Originally Posted by dcrowell View Post

As mentioned before, the ability to change a tire without removing the wheel is nice.
Removing the wheel is not such a big deal for me - I recently switched to a new kind of bicycle quick release that made it super fast and easy.
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No, I think that makes it a chopstick. (A very cool-looking chopstick which may have all kinds of advantages, of course.)
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Old 10-28-11, 10:26 AM
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How does the quick-release skewer work?

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What a funny thread to bump into, I saw one of these at a bike rack just yesterday and was wondering the same thing. At first I thought it must have been some junk brand with a gimmick but then I noticed the C'dale logo.
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This particular fork is a version of the lefty called the solo. There's a version with suspension and one that's purely rigid - the solo is a bit interesting, I think it's the first iteration of the lefty that doesn't have an upper crown. I had one on my old Cannondale Hooligan, it was as stiff and strong enough to handle my abuse; although on an urban / city oriented bike it doesn't do much good for adding accessories. Lefties might be unconventional and more proprietary, but they're quite competitive nonetheless.
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