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    Front Brake Lever-Right or Left?

    So I think MOST of you (I could be wrong) have front brakes riding on your SS/FG. But I see most levers for front brakes go on the left handlebars, like most bikes with front and rear brakes. So I'm just wondering how many of you switch the lever to the right just so it's more convenient? Or am I just whack for even having this idea?

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    right

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    front brake on the right is common on bicycles in the UK and on motorcycles everywhere. So it's not izzacly wack.
    I got no levers on my ss, so can't answer that question.
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    Since you'll only have one brake, make it your dominate hand.

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    My right hand is the dominant one so I put the brake there because it's more comfortable. Also I believe I would probably react faster with my dominant hand. Besides, you're supposed to use your left hand for signaling, not that anyone in the SSFG forum is lame enough to do that.

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    Can't stand front brake on the left when signaling. Flip 'em!

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    Left, because I don't have a motorcycle, and it makes for easier transitions between the FG and other bikes.

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    your ****ing choice ******.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astronomical View Post
    your ****ing choice ******.
    I think you beat patricky in the coolness factor.

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    I think so too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattpatt View Post
    I think you beat patricky in the coolness factor.
    You say that like it's a good thing.

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    i dunno how much i like patricky now that he can type a coherent sentence
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    http://www.tritoncycles.co.uk/produc...rakes_-_Levers

    Well you can have a break lever on each side without looking excessively ugly. So everyone can be happy. ... Actually I might go for it if I can get a hand on it second hand. Too expensive you see?

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    right.
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    I just leave it loose flopping off the frame. I reach down and grab it if I need it.

    but seriously, if you're only using 1 lever make it your dominant hand.
    ...blades don't need reloading.

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    Of the last three bikes that I bought, two had the front brake on the left and the other on the right. The one with the brake on the right was assembled and set up by a "lefty".
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    i am gonna install brakes on my track bike when it arrives. i am thinking right as well, for the left hand to be free to signal and for my dominate hand to brake.
    vote was almost dead even until i voted though 19-18.
    i guess there is no legit answer huh?

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    I put mine on the left side of the stem, but facing so my right hand can grab it. It's centered in my bars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattpatt View Post
    Since you'll only have one brake, make it your dominate hand.
    That's the reason why I have the lever on the right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xxguitarist View Post
    Left, because I don't have a motorcycle, and it makes for easier transitions between the FG and other bikes.

    Right because I do have a motorcycle and every front brake has to be on the same side r pain will ensue

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    Quote Originally Posted by sanderswm View Post
    not that anyone in the SSFG forum is lame enough to do that.
    brakes, helmet, signaling. damn, I need to start getting less lame
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    Mine is on the right.
    No idea why. When I built it, I just put it there without thought.

    Possibly because my BMX had it's one and only brake on the right.

    Current = right - 23; left - 22
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    I have bikes set up both ways. Makes no difference to me.

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    Anyone here run one of these?

    And did he set it up wrong?
    Last edited by oeuf; 08-18-09 at 10:27 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oeuf View Post
    Anyone here run one of these?

    And did he set it up wrong?
    no I don't own one its on the correct side but it's upside down the long handle is supposed to go in front of the stem

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