Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    SW Florida
    My Bikes
    Sampson TI, Giant CFR-1
    Posts
    191
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    One lever....both brakes?

    I need to rig something that will allow the right brake lever to pull both brakes on a Shimano 9 indexed shifter.

    I did it once by soldering a "Y" in non-stainless cables a few inces down the bar from the lever and run through a piece of hollow rectangular bar stock. Problem was, in Florida, the cable rusted very quickly (bare cable running under top tube through guides).

    I suppose I could use Stainless and take it somewhere to be welded or "silver soldered" but then every time I want to change cables, I have to start all over again.

    Anybody have a good idea? I know they make a useable, in reverse, rig for tandems,allowing either rider to brake, but it's bulky and ugly!

    Rhumb

  2. #2
    You know you want to. Eatadonut's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Norman, Oklahoma
    My Bikes
    Pinarello Prince, 1980's 531 steel fixie commuter, FrankenMTB
    Posts
    1,896
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'm confused as to why running stainless cables with silver solder is a problem, if the only issue with your previous design was rust.
    Weather today: Hot. Humid. Potholes.

  3. #3
    Senior Member Retro Grouch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    St Peters, Missouri
    My Bikes
    Rans Enduro Sport, Hase Kettweisel Tandem, Merin Bear Valley beater bike
    Posts
    23,109
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Try one of the tandem specialty dealers. There are brake levers available that are drilled for two brake cables.

  4. #4
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Loudoun County, VA
    My Bikes
    1992 Haro ExtremeAL - 1984 PK Ripper
    Posts
    6
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    SW Florida
    My Bikes
    Sampson TI, Giant CFR-1
    Posts
    191
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch
    Try one of the tandem specialty dealers. There are brake levers available that are drilled for two brake cables.
    Thanks Retro, Precision Tandems in KS had what I need!

    It's not as "over-engineered" as what I would envision but it will work.

    Rhumb

  6. #6
    POWERCRANK addict markhr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    North Acton, West London, UK
    Posts
    3,783
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    http://www.windcheetah.co.uk/HIGHREZ/hypersport2.jpg

    contact wincheetah about their dual cable single brake lever setup
    shameless POWERCRANK plug
    Recommended reading for all cyclists - Cyclecraft - Effective Cycling
    Condor Cycles - quite possibly the best bike shop in London
    Don't run red lights, wear a helmet, use hand signals, get some cycle lights(front and rear) and, FFS, don't run red lights!

  7. #7
    Senior Member matheprat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    221
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Some BMX levers come drilled for 2 cables to make the use of a gyro easier. Also, Magura rim brake levers have 2 holes drilled, one for the hose leading to the brake, and one for bleeding the system. You could bleed in another brake to this second one though. The pistons would only move half as far, so you'd have to set it up really well.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •