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    I am really digging these!

    http://http://www.diacompe.co.jp/img/DC139SVBL.jpg

    Not to hijack the thread from the show your 650B thread.

    As someone who doesn't ride in the drops much and sticks to the hoods these would make a great alternitive to the standard brake lever set-ups. I can see these on a nice 650b conversion

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    I like the levers at least.
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    the knobs are too much.

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    functionally i bet it works great. Aesthetically the knobs bother me.
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    Bullhorns with those levers would rock!!
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    hmmm I don't see why you just don't use aero brake levers
    I think those V-O curved brake levers look better on the bottom of albatross type bars... of course, you'd have to reverse sides

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    THose levers would rock if the distance to bar was adjustable...

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    Quote Originally Posted by THEJAPINO View Post
    Bullhorns with those levers...
    Interesting - I would like to see if that works - Kind of like a double Horn...

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    If you don't ride on the drops much, why not get conventional bars and use conventional levers rather than those "turkey wings"?

    If you are going to have the knobs, why not just use levers?

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    Functionally I can dig it. I never use the drops. I like to ride with my hands either on the flats, or on the hoods. I like riding on the hoods when I'm moving without much need for braking, and on the flats in traffic when I need to use the brakes. So the typical set-up doesn't match my needs. I just switched over to bullhorns with interrupter levers. Right now I'm not in love with how it looks (but I think a lot of that has to do with using a "bad" color for my bar wrap), but I love the way it functions - or I would with a slightly different (shorter) bullhorn.
    If those knobs were shaped differently this might provide the function I like, with nicer aesthetics. But the knobs are just a bit too clunky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by THEJAPINO View Post
    Bullhorns with those levers would rock!!
    Those levers
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    That said, I'd rather have the old Mafac ones for the vintage awesomeness.

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    >.> that'd probably be very nice for riding... but all I can think when I see it is EEEEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fas2c View Post

    As someone who doesn't ride in the drops much and sticks to the hoods these would make a great alternitive to the standard brake lever set-ups.
    I mostly stick to the upper corner of the flats- and I move to the hoods to brake. It doesn't give you the most leverage on the lever. I was thinking if cross levers or something can be mounted on the round of the drop to give a braking position that gives full leverage.
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    Nice levers. They remind me of the Tektros that came stock on these Glen bars (Schwinn CrossCut).

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    I agree about the nubs. The brake levers are cool, but those plus

    Would be better. Certainly if one could get gum or brown/tan to match a leather wrap, and smaller. I dunnno... lol I still like the brakes

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