Join Date: Jul 2000
Bikes: 1959 Capo; 1980 Peugeot PKN-10; 1981 Bianchi; 1988 Schwinn KOM-10;
I strongly recommend connecting both brake calipers to the lever you can use. Using the rear brake alone is dangerous.
One of the best one-handed configurations I have seen, developed by Trek and one of our own BF 50+ers, takes advantage of the Shimano electronic shift system, with one set of four buttons on the mounting pod of the brake handle and a parallel set on the top bar. Beny Furrer, a Swiss competitor in this year's RAAM, has a pretty slick looking system, as well, but I don't have all of the particulars.
"Early to bed, early to rise. Work like hell, and advertise." -- George Stahlman
Capo [dschaw'-poe]: 1959 Modell Campagnolo, S/N 40324; 1960 Sieger, S/N 42624
Peugeot: 1970 UO-8, S/N 0010468
Bianchi: 1981 Campione d'Italia, S/N 1.M9914
Schwinn: 1988 Project KOM-10, S/N F804069