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Old 02-03-10, 08:07 PM   #1
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Brake Lever Question

Does ANYONE know what brake lever THIS is:



I want ONE!
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Old 02-03-10, 08:12 PM   #2
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a paul e-lever in the wrong spot
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Old 02-03-10, 08:17 PM   #3
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wildly over priced, feels kinda cheap too.

that set up is stupid.
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Old 02-03-10, 08:23 PM   #4
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why would you say it's stupid erichsia?

I guess to each his own - I think that bike looks pretty god damned sexy.


OMG! you guys aren't kidding! $50 for ONE?!
uhhh - might be a never mind on that one!

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Old 02-03-10, 08:46 PM   #5
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That 105 brakes sort of doesn't fit the rest of the bike.
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^ haha not the deep v's?
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That lever sucks.
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That lever sucks.
Actually it's quite nice looking in the high polish version, just isn't meant to go on the end of the bar. Like most Paul stuff, it has the 4 suits motif.

http://www.paulcomp.com/images/eleverd2full.png
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I do kinda like the internal routing, through the cork. It's nifty.

And the lever does look horribly out of place on that bike. As does the brake, and the Deep-v rims

Actually, I think that frame just looks out of place with those components.
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um.. ew.
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why would you say it's stupid erichsia?

I guess to each his own - I think that bike looks pretty god damned sexy.


OMG! you guys aren't kidding! $50 for ONE?!
uhhh - might be a never mind on that one!
It's just goofy. That bar has internal routing, so somewhere up near the end there's another hole to run the housing into. You could have put an aero lever up near the end and run the cable entirely out of view, even with bare metal bars. If they'd do the sensible thing and wrap those bars, then aero levers would hide the cable entirely, without having to use a weaker internal routing bar.

It's just stupid to use any sort of equipment designed to have hidden cable routing, then run a big loop of cable out at the end. Also, that lever is tiny, probably uncomfortable to use, a cross lever, and incredibly overpriced.
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why would you say it's stupid erichsia?
why? cause if you want a reverse brake lever, just buy a reverse brake lever. don't re-purpose a chincy E-Brake that already looks totally out of place on this thing as it is. the cable routing makes it look jack-ass. like other people have noted, modern touches on a vintage frame w/ a Swallow and leather wraps looks weak. that's why I say it stupid.
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That lever sucks.
Jerk.
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guy should have also taped in the reverse direction so he wouldnt need to use electrical tape.
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That lever sucks.
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wildly over priced, feels kinda cheap too.

that set up is stupid.
Does not compute.
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Maybe it doesn't completely suck, but to me they look and feel very cheap (yes I've seen them in person and goddamnit I hate agreeing with erichsia). If I were ever paying that much (way too much) for a brake lever, "cheap" isn't how I'd want it to look/feel/be.

Besides, it's dumb as all hell on that bike.
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Don't understand, it looks cool to me. Haha.


You could get the SAME THING for way cheaper.
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Does not compute.
do you own one? I do. The only reason I use it is because I shelled out the money for it, and it's a ***** to put on & take off. unless you got one, your computational powers are severely compromised.

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goddamnit I hate agreeing with erichsia
do you also hate:

1. kittens
2. hot chicks w/awesome racks
3. alcohol
4. bicycles
5. righteous poops
and
6. puppies?

because when you hate agreeing with me, you are also hating all those things as well. because I love those things. passionately.

also, your ass is hairy and gorss.
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Hey man...you're the one looking at my ass (and thinking about it long after you've looked at it), not me.

Oh and by the way...

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Old 02-04-10, 05:19 PM   #20
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Don't understand, it looks cool to me. Haha.


You could get the SAME THING for way cheaper.
The Goldfinger has the clunkiest looking clamp I've ever seen. Total bum out.
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Yeah. meh.

PS. I can tell you watch HGTV alot.
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PS. I can tell you watch HGTV alot.
And I'm not ashamed to admit it.
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goddamnit I hate agreeing with erichsia.
This is the part that didn't compute.
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