Handlebars and brakes
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.
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.
i rode nitto b105s (maybe it was 115, can't remember) that were reasonably priced, but i was running them without hoods.
I've got Short and Shallows with Tektro R200 levers and I enjoy it.
Originally Posted by Jacquie Phelan
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).
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!
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.