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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 02-04-06, 07:57 PM   #1
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I need the front brake, but to my eye there is no setup that really looks right. Which is the lessor evil?

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Old 02-04-06, 08:02 PM   #2
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CX brake lever.
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Old 02-04-06, 08:15 PM   #3
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CX brake lever.
That's what I think I'm going with. Another option is a left side aero lever with just enough bar wrap to guide the cable--or a non-aero lever for that matter.

Then there are dummy levers...
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Old 02-04-06, 08:18 PM   #4
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Any 'ol cross lever works as a suitable e-brake, and the proximity to the stem shortens the cable. Tektro's the one I use.
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Old 02-04-06, 08:18 PM   #5
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aero levers look weird on track drops IMO. I'd go with a small CX or BMX lever right near the stem.
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Old 02-04-06, 08:19 PM   #6
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don't do it. angles are all wrong for road levers.
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Old 02-04-06, 08:20 PM   #7
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and if you angle it just right, you can't see the lever from the side. maybe you could find some colored cable housing to match your paint job.
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when I had track bars I used an Oddysey bmx lever I found for 5 bucks. Didn't need any tape, and very discreet.
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you like a the BMX lever, Yess? In my country, we use sheep bone for brake lever. Then when we finish, we eat the bone. You like to eat-a the bone too? Yess?
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One time, my wife, she take my BMX lever, so I must finish her.
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Old 02-04-06, 08:48 PM   #11
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... fixed it for you.
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aero levers look weird on track drops IMO. I'd go with a small CX or BMX lever right near the stem.
Ditto. Emergency brake
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Old 02-04-06, 10:09 PM   #13
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I had to throw that one out, heh. CX lever, definitely.
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anyone know where to find a cheap crosstop/inline lever for 26mm bars? $30 for a set of cane creek is a little steep.
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Old 02-04-06, 11:14 PM   #16
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anyone know where to find a cheap crosstop/inline lever for 26mm bars? $30 for a set of cane creek is a little steep.

Get them from nashbar, almost no money will be spent.

edit: http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...eid=&pagename=

not sure of the size

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