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Old 10-01-10, 12:09 PM   #1
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Dual pull brake lever

Anyone rock one of these? If so, what're your thoughts?

http://www.amazon.com/Pyramid-Alloy-.../dp/B000AO7H16
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Old 10-01-10, 12:20 PM   #2
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i rock it so hard.
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you don't really want to squeeze both levers the same strength anyway do you? it says it's for handicapped applications(which makes sense)
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looks like doodie, and pointless
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you don't really want to squeeze both levers the same strength anyway do you? it says it's for handicapped applications(which makes sense)
hardcore handicapped mountain domination I'd presume.

They look like they are worth 10 dollars that's fer true.

I haven't been on a trail in years but I imagine there is never a time when you need to cram both brakes and not want to die.
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Its not the best set up Ive used, but its funtional just fine. Not especially adjustable or durable. The best one Ive found is made by a polo player here, and sold under the St Cago brand. He also makes the best capped mallets Ive found.

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People also use it on tandems that have multiple brakes per wheel.
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Can't see any real information about it, but seeing as it is listed as a mountain bike part, it likely is made to mate to V-brakes. This means it won't work well with road caliper brakes as the levers will pull too much cable. Of course, I could be totally off-base with that but it is something to be sure of before you order.
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I have one of these on my tandem:


It operates the front and rear cantilever brakes; the other (single pull) lever operates the drum brake. It works ok, but keep in mind that pulling two cables is harder than pulling just one.
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People also use it on tandems that have multiple brakes per wheel.
i really don't see the point even for multiple brakes on one wheel, if you were controlling a disc or drum and then something on the rim it wouldn't make sense to pull them with the same pressure,

if you were pulling two with each, so one rider could control both the drum/disc set ups with one lever and the rim set ups with the other i still don't see how this would make sense,

when i think about someone with one arm ridding a mountain bike or hybrid it makes all sorts of sense, when kayce said polo i can see it there as well, also maybe on a jogging baby stroller where the brakes aren't really stopping very much momentum?
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i really don't see the point even for multiple brakes on one wheel, if you were controlling a disc or drum and then something on the rim it wouldn't make sense to pull them with the same pressure
As John pointed out, tandems do this all the time, in addition to the standard front and rear brake, they often have a drum brake in the rear. The drum brakes doesn't stop the bike so much as prevent it from going to fast in the first place.
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i understand the concept, i'm just saying, with the existance of locking levers and the fact that two different brakes require two different pull lengths to activate i just don't see why you'd want them on the same lever, but i've never ridden a tandem, just a thought on brakes
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