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Old 09-29-05, 03:06 PM   #1
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brake lever switching?

i plan on switching the side my brake levers run on, simply because my right hand is dominant and i run my fromt brakes more than my rears. before i take apart my setup, is there anything i need ot worry about? or is it strictly a plug-and play job?
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i plan on switching the side my brake levers run on, simply because my right hand is dominant and i run my fromt brakes more than my rears. before i take apart my setup, is there anything i need ot worry about? or is it strictly a plug-and play job?
You might have some cable line issues with the front V brake.

I like to run bikes like this also for similar reasons. I think due to the fact that when I first rode bikes as a kid with bmx, I probably only had a rear brake and tend to squeeze my right hand automatically where as it takes some mental effort to pull the left hand.

I think it is called 'moto' style or something. It is easier to run with discs because of cable issues.

Note: some v brakes have a reversible noodle to facilitate this.
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i have discs so its all goold.
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To keep things smooth you'll want to switch noodles to something like this 110 degree jagwire model:
The setup will look like this
You'll want to do it this way to reduce friction as cables hate sharp bends
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... Me = Disc Brakes
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Well hell. That's easy as pie. So long as you cut your hose / housing to where it doesn't have any sharp bends you're golden. Remember gentle curves.
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