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    Shreddin' heaven on his 20" the wonginator's Avatar
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by revmonkey
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by revmonkey
    ... Me = Disc Brakes
    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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