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Old 07-12-07, 11:41 AM   #1
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Fake brake hoods?

Where do I buy one? Currently I have two brake levers on my bike, but I want to get rid of one since its serving no purpose.
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Old 07-12-07, 11:47 AM   #2
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you can just pull the lever out of it cane creek makes actual dummy levers for tandem stokers too.
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Old 07-12-07, 11:47 AM   #3
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you can just pull the lever out of it cane creek makes actual dummy levers for tandem stokers too.
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Old 07-12-07, 11:49 AM   #4
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Just take the lever off of one. Image from Harris Cyclery:
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Old 07-12-07, 11:51 AM   #5
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Or, like I did, just hook a spring inside the dummy lever to keep it in place.
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Old 07-12-07, 12:00 PM   #7
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Dummy hoods are the greatest thing ever.
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Old 07-12-07, 12:02 PM   #8
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Put it on the flat part of your bars.
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Old 07-12-07, 12:17 PM   #9
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thanks.
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I got a broken lever from the trash at my LBS. Obviously that was free. I wouldn't be surprised if your shop has a bin with old broken ones for parts that they might be willing to give you.
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Use a splitter from a gyro to make both levers work a single break. I think fgg has a tutorial. Or just run another break.
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Old 07-12-07, 04:29 PM   #12
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I just run two brakes. I figure one of these days I'll get a freewheel and use the other side of the hub.
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Chuck's

Go to BRAKES and check out the tandem stoker hoods.
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Old 07-12-07, 05:32 PM   #14
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would using bull horns have the same effect?
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he's going for the combo of bullhorns & drops.
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Cane Creek/ Tektro levers are sprung and therefore work great as a dummy. Really, it's the least weird looking solution. I think that a hood with the lever ripped out looks ugly. Even a stoker lever makes me go "muh".
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not to mention, I rest my fingers on the lever....even if it's not hooked up to anything... just more comfortable. My new fixed conversion is rocking an invisible cable lever.

EDIT: Although, I do have a set of bullhorns on the way to hopefully give me the same riding position.
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Old 07-13-07, 11:57 AM   #18
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drop bars have more riding positions than bullhorns + two braking positions

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