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Old 11-21-02, 09:43 PM   #1
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Novel solution to reversed brakes problem

In f/u to my post about reversing brakes and the reply from cross-providence about the risk of messing up because it is reverse of your road/mt bike:

How about keeping the main levers normal (L/front, R/rear), but have a single flat handle on the LEFT side that activates the REAR brake? I know the cabling would be kind of messy, but it should be possible to get into the habit to only use the flat handle when approaching a dismount. That way there wouldn't be any confusion.
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Old 11-22-02, 05:45 AM   #2
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How about just dismounting on the other side???

Luckily, over here in the UK, we have the front brake on the right anyway, so I don't need to try and get used to something new.

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Old 11-22-02, 02:23 PM   #3
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well, apart from having to run an additional cable to the brake you would have to dismount using a top mount brake instead of the forward lever. Just reverse the brakes and get confused. Cross brakes are weak anyway.
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