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Old 06-20-07, 08:25 PM
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I cut my bars to 27" and my lever ended up on the left side.

We'll see how this goes.

What's new ya'll, it's been 3 days?
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Old 06-20-07, 08:32 PM
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Cool. You have wide bars. What did you cut them with?

Lever on the left side. Sounds cool, but hard to get used to.
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Old 06-20-07, 09:38 PM
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yeah it is hard to get used to. my freind broke his hand and complained that he could not hit his brakes, so i told him to switch it!
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Old 06-20-07, 09:45 PM
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Same with my friend, but he doesn't want to switch it. Whatever.
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Old 06-20-07, 09:58 PM
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i dont know if he did though
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Old 06-21-07, 09:05 AM
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Yeah the lever on the left is going to kill me. I've already looped out of an abubaca from trying to squeze the wrong side!

But at least i can crank my turndowns without having to worry about it going in my pocket.
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Old 06-21-07, 09:47 AM
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i bet you end up putting the lever back on the other side
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Old 06-21-07, 11:23 AM
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Originally Posted by KinetikBiker
Yeah the lever on the left is going to kill me. I've already looped out of an abubaca from trying to squeze the wrong side!

But at least i can crank my turndowns without having to worry about it going in my pocket.
I'm guessing you are a lefty. If not, then you have an unnatural turndown for a righty.
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Old 06-21-07, 03:17 PM
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Originally Posted by FitRider 921
I'm guessing you are a lefty. If not, then you have an unnatural turndown for a righty.
I ride left foot forward, yes. But i do things weird, like i footjam with my right foot instead of my left.

I ended up putting my lever back on the right before i rode today because when it's on the left, it bangs up my wrist on tables.
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Old 06-21-07, 03:26 PM
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i knew you would switch it back and i do my footjams with my right foot to
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Old 06-21-07, 03:30 PM
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I'm a righty, turn my bars right, spin left, left foot forward.
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Old 06-21-07, 03:34 PM
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i ride left foot forward to
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Old 06-21-07, 07:27 PM
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When I make a sad attempt at a table, I put my bike to the right. When I start off the gate, my left foot is forward.
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Old 06-22-07, 05:00 AM
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Originally Posted by minichamp31
When I make a sad attempt at a table, I put my bike to the right. When I start off the gate, my left foot is forward.
If you are left food forward are do tables to the right, you are doing them the hardway. It's easier to do them the other way, but plenty of people manage to get fully clicked ones opposite.
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Old 06-22-07, 10:22 AM
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well im left foot foward 180 only the the right table left and bar spin left. if i table right i bail.
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i never bail
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Old 06-23-07, 07:15 AM
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Originally Posted by live4muzic2
well im left foot foward 180 only the the right table left and bar spin left. if i table right i bail.
You ride like me then. Except i just started doing opposite tables. Mine are pretty bad though.
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Old 06-23-07, 10:11 AM
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yeah i can only barely tip to the right.
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Originally Posted by live4muzic2
yeah it is hard to get used to. my freind broke his hand and complained that he could not hit his brakes, so i told him to switch it!
I did that so I could ride with my cast on.
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Old 06-23-07, 07:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Brian
I did that so I could ride with my cast on.
I was surprised when i switched my brake lever to the left how weak my left hand/fingers were. It took two of then to get an abubaca instead of one.
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Originally Posted by KinetikBiker
I was surprised when i switched my brake lever to the left how weak my left hand/fingers were. It took two of then to get an abubaca instead of one.
Go do some work.
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Old 06-23-07, 09:34 PM
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i have so many bikes i use front and back brakes.
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Old 06-24-07, 06:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Brian
Go do some work.
Yeah, i'm going to start using my left hand some more. Maybe i can get it a little stronger, and more coordinated.
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I can now write with both hands, know as being ambi-dextrous?
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I can now write with both hands, know as being ambi-dextrous?
Yes.
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