Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

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)

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-07-09, 12:46 PM   #1
darksiderising
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Rohnert Park, CA
Bikes: Pake track, Soma DoubleCross, LeMond Etape, Maruishi RoadAce 303
Posts: 1,248
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Using cross levers as reverse pull (TT) on bullhorn

Has anyone used 24mm clamp diameter cross levers on the ends of their bullhorns? Think of it as an alternative to buying TT-specific reverse pull levers.
darksiderising is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-09, 12:52 PM   #2
axcxnj
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 96
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i have and they work fine, go for it
axcxnj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-09, 12:58 PM   #3
tFUnK
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Menlo Park, CA
Bikes: GT Forte Ti, GT GTR Carbon Sport, TCR C2, Ridley XBow, Specialized Tricross Sport, Specialized Langster, Xootr Swift
Posts: 2,310
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
i put my cross lever on the tops of my bullhorns. might be able to put it on the ends but cable routing could be potentially unsightly.
tFUnK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-09, 01:01 PM   #4
chase.
out of shape
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: va
Bikes:
Posts: 1,456
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
you still have to plug the end of the bar, they look/feel a bit bulkier, and the cable route isn't as clean. works alright, though.
chase. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-09, 01:16 PM   #5
darksiderising
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Rohnert Park, CA
Bikes: Pake track, Soma DoubleCross, LeMond Etape, Maruishi RoadAce 303
Posts: 1,248
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The reason I want to do this is to prepare for the S-A S3X hub being released. I'll want to run bullhorns with the bar-end shifter and I'll want brake action (Fr+Rr) on the ends.
darksiderising is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-09, 05:14 PM   #6
PoopinFresh
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Brooklyn
Bikes:
Posts: 200
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Any reason not to just reverse the lever so that the routing doesn't stick up then make an immediate turn around?
PoopinFresh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-09, 05:25 PM   #7
adriano 
*
 
adriano's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Baltimore
Bikes: http://velospace.org/node/18951
Posts: 6,878
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by PoopinFresh View Post
Any reason not to just reverse the lever so that the routing doesn't stick up then make an immediate turn around?
see whats comfortable.
adriano is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-09, 06:17 PM   #8
darksiderising
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Rohnert Park, CA
Bikes: Pake track, Soma DoubleCross, LeMond Etape, Maruishi RoadAce 303
Posts: 1,248
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by PoopinFresh View Post
Any reason not to just reverse the lever so that the routing doesn't stick up then make an immediate turn around?
I don't know what you mean.
darksiderising is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-09, 06:31 PM   #9
ilikebikes
K2ProFlex baby!
 
ilikebikes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: My response would have been something along the lines of: "Does your bike have computer controlled suspension? Then shut your piehole, this baby is from the future!"
Bikes: to many to list
Posts: 6,087
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
If you mount the levers on the end of your bullhorns the brake cables will be facing forward which means you will have to "loop" the cables back around towards the bars to get them to run along the bars, if you mount the levers backwards the cable will not need a loop and will face the bars and run smooth and clean along the bars.
__________________
You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve
ilikebikes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-09, 06:35 PM   #10
chase.
out of shape
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: va
Bikes:
Posts: 1,456
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
most cross levers can run a cable either way, as long as the housing has a ferrule on the end and you use a round-head cable. reversing the lever (so the pivot/fulcrum is no longer at the end of the horn) does bad things for lever feel since your strongest fingers are now acting with the greatest leverage.
chase. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-09, 06:37 PM   #11
darksiderising
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Rohnert Park, CA
Bikes: Pake track, Soma DoubleCross, LeMond Etape, Maruishi RoadAce 303
Posts: 1,248
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by ilikebikes View Post
If you mount the levers on the end of your bullhorns the brake cables will be facing forward which means you will have to "loop" the cables back around towards the bars to get them to run along the bars, if you mount the levers backwards the cable will not need a loop and will face the bars and run smooth and clean along the bars.
If you mean mounting them to resemble TT/reverse-pull levers, that is what I am planning on. The clamp will be on the very end, and the lever will point toward the back of the bike.
darksiderising is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-09, 09:29 PM   #12
tFUnK
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Menlo Park, CA
Bikes: GT Forte Ti, GT GTR Carbon Sport, TCR C2, Ridley XBow, Specialized Tricross Sport, Specialized Langster, Xootr Swift
Posts: 2,310
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
TT levers are designed to cable route along the bar, whereas cross levers are not. even if you route the cable from the other end on a cross lever, it won't be as flush/clean as on a TT lever. it'll work but it won't be as flush at the end, probably not a big deal but worth pointing out.
tFUnK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-09, 09:31 PM   #13
darksiderising
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Rohnert Park, CA
Bikes: Pake track, Soma DoubleCross, LeMond Etape, Maruishi RoadAce 303
Posts: 1,248
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
^ just on the first inch or so where my fingers will never find themselves.
darksiderising is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-09, 07:20 AM   #14
axcxnj
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 96
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
sorry i dont have a better shot of this, but this is my old bike with the CX lever in that position, worked like a charm
Attached Images
File Type: jpg n54900311_30832319_9172.jpg (73.5 KB, 69 views)
axcxnj is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:48 PM.