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    brake advice

    i need some advice.. i have been doing more and more commuting on my bike and am looking for a decent front brake setup. i bought a bmx setup thinking i could make the lever work but the lever is extremmly poorly construced as well as its the wrong clamp diamiter for my bars (standard road bar diamiter).so i was looking around and someone on ebay sells the bartop levers but its like 50$$, a little more than im looking to spend.im wondering if anyone has a source for a good quality affordable bartop lever.does anyone know if a mtb lever will work? what about the inline bartop lever nashbar sells? would that work asa stand alone? i do not want a road lever with a hood. any advice would be rad.
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    Salsa makes a good lever Ive put on 3 different fixies



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    nashbar
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    just dont run a brake
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    nashbar which is basically a tektro 2.1 or something like that.. $15. Looks exactly like the salsa shown above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trackstar10
    just dont run a brake

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    The quickest way to stop is to hit a large stationary object

    The first rule of flats is You don't talk about flats!

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    http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_ID=5225

    $13 a pair, exact same thing as the salsa except not drilled. Cane creek, tektro, nashbar, and others all sell the exact same thing, as in like out of the same molds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluenote157
    nashbar which is basically a tektro 2.1 or something like that.. $15. Looks exactly like the salsa shown above.
    so that is the lever they sell as a bar top in addition to a hooded lever . and it will work as a stand alone without a lever further down on the bars? sorry for my ignorance to all this i never get a responce when i ask nashbar about this.
    wrangeling dudes

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    They totally work fine on their own. You don't have to run them as cross.

    Have a set of new in the box nashbar ones. Send me a PM if you are interested.

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    yeah, they come with a little rubber gromet in the hole where the cable runs through if you use them as an interrupt, you just pop that out and put a regular brake cable in there.
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    The best answer is bat chutes. They not only bring you to a stop, but they apparently allow you to perform a 180 turn once you've come to a complete stop.
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    I kindof wish they were in the actual shape of a bat. Just silkscreening a bat on something is kind of a lame way of making a bat thing.

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