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Cannondale Hooligan

Posted: 19 Jan 2017, 6:35pm
by mercalia
I saw one of these today owned by a middle aged man in Streatham High St london

http://www.cannondale.com/en/USA/Bike/ProductDetail?Id=20f28586-7df4-414f-bba7-bc0ed5ae1cf9

What do people here think of them with the single sided front fork. The guy said it rode very well and was very happy with it wizzing around London. I wonder how long before that fork or front wheel attachment fails? not for big people?

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cannondale Hooligan


I dont understand why the need for a single sided fork? I know some motor bikes have a rear wheel like that - shafties? but not front wheels

Re: Cannondale Hooligan

Posted: 19 Jan 2017, 8:10pm
by Threevok
There have been lefty Dales in the MTB world for some years now.

I don't see much point in them either -apart from less weight and mechanics (in the suspension versions) but all the owners I've talked to - swear by them.

Owning some Dales has always made you a bit of slave to their specific parts - although a lot of hub manufacturers now have lefties in their ranges.

I've not had anyone tell me they've broken one, but I am still a bit wary :?

Re: Cannondale Hooligan

Posted: 19 Jan 2017, 8:17pm
by mercalia
why then not a rear wheel like the front? if so good?

Re: Cannondale Hooligan

Posted: 19 Jan 2017, 8:26pm
by al_yrpal
I have had a Cannondale Rush 2000 Mtb with a carbon fibre pneumatic Lefty for the past 6 years. Its great. Been all over on it rocks, mud, chalk, jumps etc. The cantilever axle is made of high tensile steel. The seals went a couple of years ago and they were replaced.

Great bike! https://goo.gl/images/c0U81E

Al

Re: Cannondale Hooligan

Posted: 19 Jan 2017, 8:27pm
by Threevok
mercalia wrote:why then not a rear wheel like the front? if so good?


There ARE Bikes with a single sided chainstay. Not sure if any of them are Dales though.

Seen a few belt drive ones too

Re: Cannondale Hooligan

Posted: 19 Jan 2017, 8:59pm
by PH
Many of Mike Burrows creations have a mono fork, here's some of the reasoning
http://bikefix.co.uk/standing-one-leg

Re: Cannondale Hooligan

Posted: 19 Jan 2017, 9:20pm
by mercalia
what would the ride be like if the front fork didnt look like half a pair and just continue down from the steerer with the wheel offset centre? would that work?

Re: Cannondale Hooligan

Posted: 19 Jan 2017, 9:28pm
by Threevok
mercalia wrote:what would the ride be like if the front fork didnt look like half a pair and just continue down from the steerer with the wheel offset centre? would that work?


Probably not and steering would differ depending on which way you turned :shock:

Re: Cannondale Hooligan

Posted: 19 Jan 2017, 10:53pm
by Dave W
I've got one, bit of fun really, bit heavy but it's just an adults BMX really. They have a bit of a cult following, I've converted mine to drop bars and double chain ring. I did the Isle of Wight randonee on it last year got loads of interest.