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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 11-13-08, 01:17 AM   #1
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Trashing dummy lever

Im riding road drops with two levers/hoods with only one lever functioning. Im thinking about removing the dummy lever.
Anyone have any pics of their bars with this setup? Or any thoughts about removing a dummy lever?
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Old 11-13-08, 01:32 AM   #2
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sounds uncomfortable.
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Old 11-13-08, 01:36 AM   #3
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the hood will stay but without the actual lever. i dont think i'll be compromising comfort because of it
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Old 11-13-08, 01:38 AM   #4
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sorry. misread your post.

I see no problem removing the lever.
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Old 11-13-08, 02:04 AM   #5
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I like leaving the lever, I run front on right side like my motorcycle. I also like the feeling that if someone steals my bike, they will probably try getting away down the hill (live on a giant hill) and between the fixed wheel and dummy left lever, they will be in for the ride of their life
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Old 11-13-08, 02:07 AM   #6
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I like leaving the lever, I run front on right side like my motorcycle. I also like the feeling that if someone steals my bike, they will probably try getting away down the hill (live on a giant hill) and between the fixed wheel and dummy left lever, they will be in for the ride of their life
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Old 11-13-08, 02:21 AM   #7
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real dummy lever

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Old 11-13-08, 03:02 AM   #8
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I see that lever on the forum a lot but never seen it on a bike. and what is the point of having a "real" dummy lever? oxymoron?
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Some people do creative things with theirs, like having it activate a bell.
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I see that lever on the forum a lot but never seen it on a bike. and what is the point of having a "real" dummy lever? oxymoron?
Tandems.
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I would leave it on. Most people won't even know you don't have a rear brake and will think better of you for having one of them "Trendy" bikes with actual brakes. You can also make that lever a dummy by locking it up so it doesn't move anymore if that's what you're looking for.
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Get a brake cable doubler and have both levers work your front brake.
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rig the extra lever to a little helicopter rotor above your head so if you crank it real fast going downhill you can fly
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Those dummy levers are really expensive the last time I checked. It was way cheaper just to buy fully functioning levers which makes no sense to me.
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Im riding road drops with two levers/hoods with only one lever functioning. Im thinking about removing the dummy lever.
Anyone have any pics of their bars with this setup? Or any thoughts about removing a dummy lever?
Why?

I think it would look silly and the weight savings would be negligible.

As for alternative uses, I say rig it up for either smoke screen or oil slick.
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rig the extra lever to a little helicopter rotor above your head so if you crank it real fast going downhill you can fly
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I find it ironic the day after i post this is the day i get hit by a taxi cab and surprisingly had my lever snapped off. I was really hoping to rig it for oil slick.
I might be able to put it back on but the bolt snapped off. I'll see if a screw will work
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I find it ironic the day after i post this is the day i get hit by a taxi cab and surprisingly had my lever snapped off. I was really hoping to rig it for oil slick.
I might be able to put it back on but the bolt snapped off. I'll see if a screw will work
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