Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Jasper leunkstar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Zeist, Netherlands
    My Bikes
    '90 Peugeot Ventoux, Cornelo, '89 Gazelle Field Cruiser MTB, '83 Peugeot PFN10, '96 Gary Fisher Aquila
    Posts
    493
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    There, I fixed it! Temporary mtb-brake on dropbars



    While finishing my commuter bike I wanted to do a test commute (15km) but the brakes were not complete. I have canti's and they will be combined with Shimano RSX STI brifters on dropbars. I have to buy new cables and cable housing and in the mean time I came up with this! And old brake lever with 22.2mm diameter opened up to be wide enough for my dropbars. There, I fixed it! Works like a charm btw...
    Dutch internet strategist /// http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/4200/peugeotsig9hy.jpg || Timezone: GMT+1 or CST-5 || My bikes & blog

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Incheon, South Korea
    My Bikes
    Nothing amazing... cheap old 21 speed mtb
    Posts
    2,533
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    A good "Macgyver" fix. Its always fun to get something to do what its not really designed to do.

  3. #3
    Jasper leunkstar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Zeist, Netherlands
    My Bikes
    '90 Peugeot Ventoux, Cornelo, '89 Gazelle Field Cruiser MTB, '83 Peugeot PFN10, '96 Gary Fisher Aquila
    Posts
    493
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I even conquered the biggest MacGyver in bike town: the late Sheldon Brown

    Therefore, your existing 'mountain bike' shifters and brake levers won't fit on drop handlebars. All of Shimano's current (Alivio, Acera, STX, Deore, LX, XT and XTR) mountain bike shifters and brakes use aluminum housings and handlebar clamps. So do the ones made by SRAM. These cannot be widened enough to fit onto the larger road diameter bars. If you try, you will probably crack the aluminum housing. (I know, I've tried.) Even if you could mount them, the brake levers curve in the wrong direction.
    http://sheldonbrown.com/deakins/handlebars.html

    It did not crack!

    Only problem is it's counter intuitive when resting with your hands on the brifters to brake. First you brake into 'air' and remember to put your hands one stage lower. But it's temporary.
    Dutch internet strategist /// http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/4200/peugeotsig9hy.jpg || Timezone: GMT+1 or CST-5 || My bikes & blog

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Middle of the road, NJ
    Posts
    2,143
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by leunkstar View Post
    I even conquered the biggest MacGyver in bike town: the late Sheldon Brown

    http://sheldonbrown.com/deakins/handlebars.html

    It did not crack!

    Only problem is it's counter intuitive when resting with your hands on the brifters to brake. First you brake into 'air' and remember to put your hands one stage lower. But it's temporary.
    I hope you paused and bowed you head when it worked.

Posting Permissions

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