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    Handlebars and brakes

    Hi all,

    I'm building up a flip flop singlespeed for commuting (might go to fixed later, but for now it's ss). Anyhow, I've got a ways to go, but I'm working to get it to look a bit like the Raleigh One Way.

    http://www.raleighusa.com/bikes/road/one-way/

    The thing I'm wondering is, currently I've got a flat bar on the bike with cheap Tektro MTB-style levers, and I want to go to a drop bar with hoods and road brake levers (again, like the One Way). Any advice on reliable, comfortable, road-bike like hoods and levers? I can't find the exact Tektro hoods/levers that are on the One Way (OEM, maybe?), and I'm not exactly sure what's what regarding hoods and levers with no shifters (I generally ride a road bike, so I'm more familiar with that, which is why I'd like this bike to feel like a road bike with hoods and drops). While I'm posting, any recommendations for reasonable bars to go with them (not aggressive track-style, but more road-style)?

    I know this sounds elementary, but I've never built one of these before. Thanks in advance.

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    i rode nitto b105s (maybe it was 115, can't remember) that were reasonably priced, but i was running them without hoods.

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    I've got Short and Shallows with Tektro R200 levers and I enjoy it.
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    Until mountain biking came along, the bike scene was ruled by a small elite cadre of people who seemed allergic to enthusiasm.

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    according to the one way's bike full spec page, the brake levers are:
    Brake LeversTektro R200 Aero road levers
    which are available at several places, and through most LBS (QBP sells them).

    http://www.raleighusa.com/bikes/road...ay/?page=specs

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    Thanks, everyone. droptop, I just noticed that about the R200s. Typed the name in wrong during my search because I'm an idiot. Thanks again!

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    Good call on going with drop bars with road levers and hoods. I started with risers cuz they look cool yeah? Until you go into a headwind for 8 miles.
    Went to bullhorns, a little bit better but since I also ride a geared bike I am going with that set up on my fixed.
    I plan to have a stem/bar brake w/ levers and hoods and keep the one with bullhorns/stem brake lever for easy switching.

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    I might suggest the Cane Creek brake levers, if just because you can get them with a gum hood, which looks really nice on a classy One-Way style build.

    Then again, they do cost twice as much, and do exactly the same thing. Your choice.

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