I have a Bruce Gordon BLT that has an odd problem. The front brake cable runs down between the two shifter cables (see photo). When I steer more than ~30 degrees in either direction the brake cable hits one of the shifter cables. As I continue to turn the bars the front brake will tighten, stopping the front wheel. The first time I rode this bike I crashed because I was turning around a gate and my front wheel stopped.
Luckily there isn't any serious danger as you will never turn the bars more than 30 degrees while riding fast, but it is still pretty annoying. It also means I have to keep the bars straight when I am packing the bike into my car (small Civic hatchback) which is another inconvenience.
Does anyone have an idea? I have thought about switching to a front v-brake, but then I'd have to buy a new lever and I'd rather not spend that much money.