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Old 01-18-07, 10:30 AM   #1
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just a crosstop inline lever...

so until i get comfortable, i'm adding a front brake to my fixie.

I purchased some Cane Creek Crosstop inline levers and I'd like to use only them without the other brake levers at the end. Any suggestions on how to do this?
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Old 01-18-07, 10:39 AM   #2
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just run the cable through the lever like any other brake lever. the head might stick out a little bit, but it'll work fine.
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Old 01-18-07, 11:41 AM   #3
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You can only run the cable one way.

edit: well, actually you can run the cable going in the other direction depending on where you mount the lever.......either at the bar top near the stem or at the end of a bullhorn.

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Okay, so there is nothing special I need to do with the end of the cable since it is not connected to the other level.

Thanks!
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I've done this on my Steamroller. I drilled out the hole in the mount so the cable nub will seat the same way as when in a standard brake lever.
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Old 01-18-07, 05:18 PM   #6
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i'm running this right now. If you run the cable in the direction it was designed for it works flawlessly. Your cable end (the metal ball or cylinder) sticks out a bit but it works well.
As for running it in the opposite direction, it's probably doeable as well. I think you would remove the barrel adjuster??
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