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Old 01-26-09, 03:05 PM   #1
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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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Old 01-26-09, 03:36 PM   #2
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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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Old 01-26-09, 03:53 PM   #4
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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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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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First, there is nothing safe about bar ends pointing up like that...
Since when is "safe" important?


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...plus it looks stupid.
You sound like that girl from Legally Blonde.


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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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Since when is "safe" important?
he's looking for "safety" levers.. I couldn't care less about his safety on that contraption.



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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.



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Because he's probably having to climb behind your slow az$:lol
its not out of the realm of possibility..
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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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That thing would hard to steer!
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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?
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