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    Brake Lever Question

    Does ANYONE know what brake lever THIS is:



    I want ONE!
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    a paul e-lever in the wrong spot
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    wildly over priced, feels kinda cheap too.

    that set up is stupid.

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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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    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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    ...you generally go back in like a year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by y33dave View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by y33dave View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    That lever sucks.
    Quote Originally Posted by erichsia View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by mrvile View Post
    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.

    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    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...

    Last edited by Scrodzilla; 02-04-10 at 05:22 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WoundedKnee View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by WoundedKnee View Post
    PS. I can tell you watch HGTV alot.
    And I'm not ashamed to admit it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    goddamnit I hate agreeing with erichsia.
    This is the part that didn't compute.

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