ENGLISH Cycles - Steel rigid lefty 650b

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tjk
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by tjk

Just for info, must show the Robs craftsmanship... made me a special rigid fork, designed for my Litespeed Obed, 650b wheels

Steel tubes, brazing, Titanium steerer tube .. 1010g total as shown on pictures...

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Not exactly pure Weightweenie.... but still crazy enought to hunt every possible gram (used to be, but still like reasonably light bikes :-))

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by xnavalav8r

VERY COOL!

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by TheRookie

That looks nice.....not sure of the physical benefits versus conventional forks but it still looks the dogs!
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quattrings
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by quattrings

Is it adaptable to different head tube lengths, It look like the lower strut is moveable. not really clear in the pics. Does it use standard lefty bearings?
The weight is pretty impressive as well. Do tell what it's like on the trail.

Rob's a genius. I've been lusting after some custom steel by his hand for a long time.

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tjk
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TheRookie:
Definitely no benefits at all... this was not the real purpose.... wanted to have 650b and rigid, I like unconventional stuff a really like Lefty system and since I want something custom built like one of its kind, not like BCB Lucy or LAME carbon you could buy, and seen Robs builts especially the Project Right he did for Fairwheelbikes... I know that this built will be steel and from him! that all story... nothing deep under :-D

quattrings:
No it isn´t adaptable, its built on purpose for my litespeed headtube lenght with Chris King headset and yes it uses lefty standart axle dimensions, so I have standart lefty hub, pretty much of this fork is made to fit MTB standarts... I will see how it works on the local hills in lets say 2-3 weeks... yeah... Rob is genius for sure!
Not exactly pure Weightweenie.... but still crazy enought to hunt every possible gram (used to be, but still like reasonably light bikes :-))

- LITESPEED Obed

- STORCK Scenario Team

- FORT Columbus Ultrafoco

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by bobbyOCR

I think this is fantastic!

I love Rob's work. Everything he makes has some kind of true technical beauty.

I like the lefty idea.
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by TheRookie

Well it sounds like you knew exactly what you wanted and have now got that - sorted!

It will certainly give your bike a unique look to it!
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Budget 26" HT build viewtopic.php?f=10&t=110956

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tjk
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by tjk

true .. true ... :up:
Not exactly pure Weightweenie.... but still crazy enought to hunt every possible gram (used to be, but still like reasonably light bikes :-))

- LITESPEED Obed

- STORCK Scenario Team

- FORT Columbus Ultrafoco

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by tompho

Put some pics when you have it in your bike. :thumbup: :thumbup:

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