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    Bmx brake on drop bars...

    Post pictures if you did it. I ride mostly on the tops/bull horn position, and when I am in the drops it would be easier to move to the tops to brake than to move from the tops to another position to brake. My hoods and tape are all ripped up from falling, so I am thinking it is time to switch to a top brake.
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    it might have a different clamp diameter. a cx brake would probably work better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ryansexton View Post
    My hoods and tape are all ripped up from falling
    you should really consider seeing a neurologist before you go on any more rides.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sp00ki View Post
    you should really consider seeing a neurologist before you go on any more rides.
    I am inclined to believe you:

    A) Ride slow always
    B) Don't ride in the snow
    C) Don't ride at all
    D) Stick to riding fixed on trainer/rollers and are actually the guy that made Rash SF.
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    This is SSFG. Nothing is logical here.

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    E) none of the above.

    Actually, i don't ride in the snow, but as we saw in your "this is how i fell ten times this week" thread snow isn't your issue.

    seriously, you fall a lot. judging by your typical posts, this is likely indicative of a problem you should really work out before things get worse.
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    F) don't suck at riding a bike.

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    with a little supervised therapy and our prayers, this is something he might one day achieve.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sp00ki View Post
    E) none of the above.

    Actually, i don't ride in the snow, but as we saw in your "this is how i fell ten times this week" thread snow isn't your issue.

    seriously, you fall a lot. judging by your typical posts, this is likely indicative of a problem you should really work out before things get worse.
    Considering I fell once or twice in the last 3 years of riding at least two hours a week in favourable conditions, and about a dozen times in the snow, I think it has everything to do with ice.
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    you ride 2 hrs a week?

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    how about i pay yall a visit to your homes and whoop your sorry ass

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    Quote Originally Posted by veeco23 View Post
    you ride 2 hrs a week?
    Anywhere from 2-20. On weeks where I am swamped with work I just ride my bike to school and a few quick rides, and when it is warm and I have nothing to do, I ride about 4 hours a day.
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    as conor said you might run into problems with diameter. i had to file the clamp innards down in order for it to fit, but i was also able to get it on the bulge which is a plus.

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    Do you have a reason to get a BMX lever versus an inline/cx/interrupter lever? The latter was designed to fit on drop bars (they usually have a 24mm ID for the clamp). You can even double up and control your front brake from both sides of the stem, like this:

    A cop pulled me over for riding 2 abreast at 2:30am on a 4 lane road and informed me that bicycles are not classified as a vehicle in Massachusetts. As a result, I'm pretty bummed about having moved to Boston.

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    I have an old Odyssey lever on my flip and chops. I'll try to get a pic this evening. It was on Soma urban pursuit bullhorns before and the clamp barely fit. When I chopped the 3TTT bar I had to go to a longer bolt for the clamp, but it worked out fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mathletics View Post
    Do you have a reason to get a BMX lever versus an inline/cx/interrupter lever? The latter was designed to fit on drop bars (they usually have a 24mm ID for the clamp). You can even double up and control your front brake from both sides of the stem, like this:

    can you explain this? i'm not sure i get how the drive-side lever works...
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    Quote Originally Posted by sp00ki View Post
    can you explain this? i'm not sure i get how the drive-side lever works...
    If you get how the non-drive-side works, you get them both. Both levers push housing instead of pulling cable, as they are inline levers. However, instead of pushing the cable towards the brake caliper, they both push the center cable towards the opposite lever, flexing the cable and clamping the brake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mathletics View Post
    Do you have a reason to get a BMX lever versus an inline/cx/interrupter lever? The latter was designed to fit on drop bars (they usually have a 24mm ID for the clamp). You can even double up and control your front brake from both sides of the stem, like this:

    Why????

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    Quote Originally Posted by mathletics View Post
    If you get how the non-drive-side works, you get them both. Both levers push housing instead of pulling cable, as they are inline levers. However, instead of pushing the cable towards the brake caliper, they both push the center cable towards the opposite lever, flexing the cable and clamping the brake.
    ah, ok. not intuitive, but when i looked at mine it made sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Build your own View Post
    Why????
    So you can brake with either hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Build your own View Post
    Why????
    When braking on long descents you can switch hands; or, I am right handed, so I carry stuff with my right arm and need to brake with my left, but when riding normally I need my left hand to signal, so I brake with my right.

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    very popular in London

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    Don't run red lights, wear a helmet, use hand signals, get some cycle lights(front and rear) and, FFS, don't run red lights!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mathletics View Post
    Do you have a reason to get a BMX lever versus an inline/cx/interrupter lever? The latter was designed to fit on drop bars (they usually have a 24mm ID for the clamp). You can even double up and control your front brake from both sides of the stem, like this:

    That's one of the best setups I've seen.
    shameless POWERCRANK plug
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    Don't run red lights, wear a helmet, use hand signals, get some cycle lights(front and rear) and, FFS, don't run red lights!

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