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    Small brake lever

    I just want a little brake lever. What are the smallest and least obtrusive? I am just running a front brake.

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    paul e lever

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    I was going to suggest the goldfinger, but that paul lever looks much sweeter.

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    Most all cross levers should fit that bill. Paul makes some nice ones.
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    That is rad I want one.
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    paul looks amazing... but costs fifty bucks.

    goldfinger looks not as good but costs fifteen.

    both will stop your bike.

    I went with the goldfinger.

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    The Paul lever is not hinged and it's too pricey for what you get.
    The Goldfinger is the better lever, even if it were $30 more.

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    It's tiny and basically for one finger braking. My Pauls.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MIN View Post
    It's tiny and basically for one finger braking. My Pauls.

    Yea... the Paul is pretty'er tho.

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    there's the kinds for bullhorns. I wish I knew what to call those levers, but they look great and are pretty streamline. Looking for a lever myself.

    Anyone else know what I'm talking about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pawn View Post
    there's the kinds for bullhorns. I wish I knew what to call those levers, but they look great and are pretty streamline. Looking for a lever myself.

    Anyone else know what I'm talking about?
    For the ends...


    ...or the flats?

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    The ends. I guess just "bar end lever" or is it TT lever?

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    I like the Paul and Goldfinger but, I don't know if they will fit? Here are my bars.



    Crappy picture. They are racing team service 3ttt pista bars. Kind of a big diameter. Might be tough to find something that fits and is small?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pawn View Post
    the ends. I guess just "bar end lever" or is it tt lever?
    tt.

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    ^ or reverse pull.

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    cool thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by h_curtis View Post
    I like the Paul and Goldfinger but, I don't know if they will fit? Here are my bars.



    Crappy picture. They are racing team service 3ttt pista bars. Kind of a big diameter. Might be tough to find something that fits and is small?
    depends on the diameter of your bars. 25.4 / 26.0 / 26.4 / etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by olo View Post
    depends on the diameter of your bars. 25.4 / 26.0 / 26.4 / etc.
    Yeah, I gotta find out. Guess these come in different sizes.

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    This is a Goldfinger 25.4, it comes with 22.2 shims and I used a half of the shim on the 3ttt pistas I had. I also fully wrapped those bars shortly after the photo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MIN View Post
    It's tiny and basically for one finger braking. My Pauls.
    Well you own them... How are they for braking? Like the look and $50. isn't that bad considering you buy it and you are done for years and years.

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    Dia Compe Gran Compe Shot Levers are pretty cool (and Ben's have the colored ones), but cost a bit more than the Paul.

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    Quote Originally Posted by h_curtis View Post
    Well you own them... How are they for braking? Like the look and $50. isn't that bad considering you buy it and you are done for years and years.
    It's great as a backup for brakeless riding. If you actually use the brakes, I would recommend something larger. It's not comfortable for extended braking. I wanted to get something beefier after snapping off a hinge in one of those CC cyclocross levers pictured above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scrub View Post
    I also fully wrapped those bars shortly after the photo.
    Thank you, half wrapped bars make me sad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuzz2050 View Post
    Thank you, half wrapped bars make me sad.
    It was all I had kicking around until I made it to the store, better than nothing!

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