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Old 06-07-11, 04:27 PM   #1
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put on stubby brake levers?

hi:
i have 2010 raleigh detour 4.5.
it has Shimano EF-50 EZ Fire Integrated shifters/ brake levers.
is it easy to replace just the levers w/ stubbies?
all help is appreciated.
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Old 06-07-11, 04:46 PM   #2
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It's pretty easy but you'll likely have to replace those units with some separate shifters and brake levers.

I doubt there are any aftermarket lever arms that are made to retrofit those units. There aren't a great deal of levers available that are shorter than those but there are a handful of one-finger brake levers typically aimed towards the fixed gear and BMX crowds it seems.
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Old 06-07-11, 06:16 PM   #3
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Do you mean 2 finger brake levers?

'stubbies' are like the Canadian short beer bottles, in my mind.
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Maybe the OP is talking about 2-finger levers, I was thinking 1-finger. Looks like the shifters in question come in both 4-finger and 2-finger styles whereas I originally thought they were strictly 2-finger. They also come in 7 and 8-speed variants.



How many speeds, OP?

What about some love for OR and WA stubbies? Full Sail Session, Olympia and Lucky stubbies!!!!




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Old 06-08-11, 03:52 PM   #5
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thanx for the replies..
it is 24 speed..

i didnt know what else to call these levers..
one or two fingers would be just fine..

i bike two bigs dogs on leashes;

i have to make verry sure that my end of leashes dont hang on brake lever.

would be waay more convenient if they were shorter but i do want them to be combo shift/ brake as they are now.

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Biking with dogs on leash is just asking for an accident no matter what brake levers you have. If you're looking for levers shorter than the ones on the second bike parts pic then you'd have to go separate brake/shifter units for some one-finger levers.

There are also dog walking bicycle accessories that mount to the rear of the bike which you might wish to consider.
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....i bike two bigs dogs on leashes...
I have to agree with Lester on this one. Biking with TWO big dogs on leashs is a recipe for road rash. You're out of your mind to be doing this. I fully understand that the idea is to let the dogs get a decent workout by being able to lead them at a faster pace. But if one of them breaks formation and decides to check out something you ARE going to face plant regardless of what brake levers you have. You need something more along the lines of a quad. Or better yet a pavement version of a dog sled set up with small bike wheels that the dogs harness up into and pull you along....

I actually typed that last bit in jest. But in thinking about it just as I was about to hit the "Submit" button I'm starting to think that it's not a bad idea at all.
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thanx for your replies. my dogs aand i are more than just fine w/ doing this.. another variation for us is out of the question. if i cant find what i want or modify, its no biggie atall...really..
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