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    2 brake levers but 1 only used

    So I'm in the middle of my conversion, I really like the feel of having the grip on the hoods when I climb, but would it look dumb to have 1 set working and the other for display? So running two brake levers but the brake set in the front only? what do you guys think?

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    I don't think it's that dumb at all.. Perfectly fine to me. Cane creek even makes dummy brake hoods for this reason...
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    It is perfectly normal, it will look "broken" with just one lever.

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    ok good! now my other problem is that my hoods worn out. Where do I find hoods for my certain brake levers? They are from the 80's, shimano SLR.

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    well, good luck finding hoods. If you do be sure to inform me!!
    I know about these http://www.loosescrews.com/index.cgi...d=979336419848 but I'm unsure about buying them

    for the price of some hoods it's better to just buy new levers
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    I'd rather ride a greasy bowling ball than one of those things.
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    Here ya go.

    http://www.niagaracycle.com/product_...ucts_id=402806

    On second thought, you might want to make sure if they'll fit, I'm not sure if they would.

    Those hoods are meant to be used with these.

    http://www.velobase.com/ViewComponen...m=118&AbsPos=7
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    whoa! those look like it! i should get it and let you know. its only $12.

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    damn, you guys are seriously the best!! I can't wait till my project is all worked out!

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    I don't think they will work, those hoods does not have a hole on the top to feed the brake cable through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vixtor View Post
    I don't think they will work, those hoods does not have a hole on the top to feed the brake cable through.
    SLR is an aero lever
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    Oh...I didn't know which one he had because the earliest model is non aero.


    http://www.velobase.com/ViewComponen...m=118&AbsPos=0

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    oh, got it
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    my brake line is feed inside the handle bar wraps, so i'm assuming it is aero. its a late 80's model Shimano SLR if that helps.

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    btw its a 1987 model to make it help even further. i personally now think its bl-1051.

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    don't do it you're crazy!!!

    ive been running two levers and one brake for a while now.

    but nothing I do is really that cool.
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    nice, is that a bell?

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    Quote Originally Posted by adriano View Post
    You are now my hero.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarLo View Post
    nice, is that a bell?
    Awesome... have been literally waiting for years to see this executed.

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    Problem solvers makes a thingamajig that allows you to operate one caliper with two different levels, which I think would be a nice setup. I find that it's handy to be able to brake with either hand on my geared bike- why not on a fixed?

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    Here is my setup and I couldn't love it more. The left drop lever and cross lever both activate the front caliper while the right acts as a dummy lever to hand positions.


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    What's being used at the cable stop for that bell? Is it hand made or was some existing item just modified?
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