Multiple braking positions may now be possible with butterfly/trekking bars
I'm curious as to whether any butterfly/trekking bar devotees have figured out how to be able to brake from anywhere other than the nominal position where your brakes and shifters are typically at the open ends of the bar. I've been contemplating installing butterfly bars on my Surly Disc Trucker to replace my Ritchey biomax CX drop bars. I'm currently set up with with regular raod bike brake levers as well as inturrupter levers over on the flats. I tried some BBB Butterfly bars on my cargo bike some time ago but couldn't get a riding/braking/shifting position I was entirely comfortable with. I have since realized looking at some photos that not all butterfly bars are created equal, there are subtle differences between the various manufacturers. So, with that in mind I've been doing some thinking and I believe I may have come up with a waynto have effective braking from both the most "aft" position as well as the "bar end" position. I'm going to go ahead and purchase all the various parts I'll need and see if it will work. I think it will require some tinkering and parts modification but I think it's doable. I haven't seen any photos of anyone else having done what I'm thinking of so I may be breaking new ground here. Then again, maybe I'm the only one who thinks only one braking location is a limitation.