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    safety levers on vertical bar ends

    Anybody install a 2nd set of brake levers on the vertical bar ends? I think they call them safety levers.
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    When you say vertical...
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    Right, exactly. Except I found out more about safety levers and how they have to be "in-line" between the regular levers and the brakes. So it would be impractical on the bar ends.
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    um why?

    clip on lever extension existed during the crazy bar end heyday of the 90's, but they sucked then, and i imagine they'd suck now.
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    Oh! I had no idea ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
    So it would be impractical on the bar ends.
    Vertical bar ends are impractical themselves...let alone mounting some "safety levers" on them.

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    vertical bar ends are good for poking your eyes out
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    I prefer running a 160mm stem and then running the bar ends in reverse.

    it increases my 'leverage ratios'

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    First, there is nothing safe about bar ends pointing up like that.. plus it looks stupid.

    Second.. most of the time you use bar ends is when climbing.. why would you need to brake while climbing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcoine View Post
    First, there is nothing safe about bar ends pointing up like that...
    Since when is "safe" important?


    Quote Originally Posted by mcoine View Post
    ...plus it looks stupid.
    You sound like that girl from Legally Blonde.


    Quote Originally Posted by mcoine View Post
    Second.. most of the time you use bar ends is when climbing.. why would you need to brake while climbing?
    Because he's probably having to climb behind your slow az$

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    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
    Since when is "safe" important?
    he's looking for "safety" levers.. I couldn't care less about his safety on that contraption.



    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
    You sound like that girl from Legally Blonde.
    so be it.. I'm not afraid to say what needs to be said here... they look stupid.



    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
    Because he's probably having to climb behind your slow az$:lol
    its not out of the realm of possibility..

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    Quote Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
    Anybody install a 2nd set of brake levers on the vertical bar ends? I think they call them safety levers.
    umm... huh? Are your bar ends really positioned vertically? Do you ride this bike on trails?

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    Let's start by defining "vertical".
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    Gotta have them turned up for proper shopping cart clearance.

    Last edited by dminor; 01-27-09 at 07:08 AM.

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    That thing would hard to steer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcoine View Post
    he's looking for "safety" levers.. I couldn't care less about his safety on that contraption.





    so be it.. I'm not afraid to say what needs to be said here... they look stupid.





    its not out of the realm of possibility..

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    If bicyclists made all their functional decisions based on form, where would we be?
    cycling is like baseball ~ it doesn't take much to make it interesting

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