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Old 04-23-12, 12:59 AM   #1
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2 lever one brake. I wanna see your setups

Im building up a polo rig, This is the first season I have played and I have been borrowing bikes. I am left handed but I have had to play a couple rounds on right handed bikes. No problem really since I have always been good with both my hand in sports and so on. But I want a ambidextrous rig...




In between the barrel adjusters there will be a piece of steel with the cables coming from the lever bolted to it then a single cable running down to the brake arm I cut off and attached to the fork.

I had this all figured out, but it was connected to a "U" brake hangar and it was starting to bend and would not hold out much longer.

Also the stem is a old stlye flex stem so it made the brakes less effective since the stem would tilt down when the levers where pulled. I took out the rubber brushing so it does not flex. But the problem of the way the cables are attached to the metal plate still bothers me. If one lever pulls it will pull from the side, it should pull from the middle so it makes a straight line, less cable wear more efficient for and so on.

Any thoughts????

I know problem solvers makes a thing for this, but it is 60 bucks and I would rather not spend that much on this.

Or if anyone has a primo pervert they wanna sell I would gladly take it

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HOLY WHAT THE F*CK? What the hell were you trying to do? Where did the brake mount if your "hanger" was already taking up the hole in the fork? YOU MOUNTED A CABLE HANGER ON A FLEX STEM?

I'm so confused, and that is SO DANGEROUS.

That primo thing wouldn't help you, and you already know why, if you think back to the problem solvers 2-1 adapter, it works in a straight line with either lever, with the primo one, either lever is pulling off angle.
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Hahaha, Its going to the rear brake. Yeah I never rode on it, just realized it wouldn't work. Like I said I removed the rubber brushing from the stem so its solid now. If I can get the levers to pull straight it will be fine. I will probably replace the bottom with some steel plate like pictured attached to the stem.
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Just buy a bottom gyro cable and run each end of the Y to a lever? $5.
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This is my setup:

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This is my setup:

What are those called? Im having trouble finding them...
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Works, maybe overly complicated but I thought of it....
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What are those called? Im having trouble finding them...
I bought it from here:
http://jtekengineering.com/AeroBrake.htm

It's called the Model-S DoubleControl Cable Splitter. It was a bit pricey, but does the job and looks really nice to boot.
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47 isnt to bad, if my method requires to much fine tuning all the time I will probably go with that option...
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If you just put 2 levers on the bars you could just pop the cable out of one and into the other in about 10 seconds. I initially thought you would be speaking of one lever pulling two brakes as that is common in polo, but was surprised to find the opposite I would highly recommend picking a hand and sticking with it, being a left has many advantages.
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What bars are these?
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Nitto B260AA (same as the B259AA but post-recall).
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If you just put 2 levers on the bars you could just pop the cable out of one and into the other in about 10 seconds. I initially thought you would be speaking of one lever pulling two brakes as that is common in polo, but was surprised to find the opposite I would highly recommend picking a hand and sticking with it, being a left has many advantages.

Yeah I Know and I primarily will play left since the group that plays where I live only has a few lefties. But sometimes I want to switch mid game so I dont have to cirlce around quick...

Can you explain that more, maybe im just tired and I will get it after I get some sleep....
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