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Old 07-27-05, 09:38 AM   #1
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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!

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Old 07-27-05, 10:01 AM   #2
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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.
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Try one of the tandem specialty dealers. There are brake levers available that are drilled for two brake cables.
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Try sites like this....

http://www.mtb-amputee.com/bikemodifications.htm
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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.

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http://www.windcheetah.co.uk/HIGHREZ/hypersport2.jpg

contact wincheetah about their dual cable single brake lever setup
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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.
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