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Old 02-20-24, 03:41 PM
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Terminology question

i have a mad scientist project bike with drop bars and a coaster brake, and was wondering if there is something that one can bolt on the drop bars to grab in order to take the place of brake levers. i don't want to install a set of lever housings with the levers removed if there are "thingies" designed for that purpose. does that make any sense?

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there are!!
Both Cane Creek and Die Comp make exactly what you seek to go on tandem drop bars.
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Dummy brake levers? https://www.bike24.com/p262077.html
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couldn't find any on ebay, but an image search showed Walmart, a place I've never shopped. Had no idea they have bike parts.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Cane-Cree...-Pair/32293466

scroll down because they are out of stock. But the image is there.
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Originally Posted by nlerner

It's a simple question; no need to call names.
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Originally Posted by jPrichard10
It's a simple question; no need to call names.
Faux instead of dummy...how about that?
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looks like unobtainium.. guess it will be brake lever housings after all.
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Your words hurt!!

ha

i also have these.


Some kind of dia compe knock off. They aren’t exactly lever shaped, but give a good place to pull when honking.
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I'm the dummy. They are dia-compe. Look at the packaging.

I saw this, but just the covers at this fine ebay seller. Half off even!! https://www.ebay.com/itm/31482066409...Bk9SR87v3Ye5Yw

Or, for what I paid, ($35) I'll sell you my NOS kit which includes the parts you need.

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found the cane creek ones at a OKC shop

https://www.thebikelabokc.com/produc...s-164148-1.htm

But, I think I have a used pair as well. I was trying to figure out the best method for my tandem stocker. (now fiancé')
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Originally Posted by Robvolz
found the cane creek ones at a OKC shop

https://www.thebikelabokc.com/produc...s-164148-1.htm

But, I think I have a used pair as well. I was trying to figure out the best method for my tandem stocker. (now fiancé')
i like the diacompe version better... PM sent!
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the dia-compe levers, not nubs are here.

https://sprockets.uk.com/dia-compe-h...ests-in-black/
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Originally Posted by Robvolz
the dia-compe levers, not nubs are here.

https://sprockets.uk.com/dia-compe-h...ests-in-black/
maybe i'm weird, but it like the nubs! is that what you are willing to part with?
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Considering what the Dummy levers sell for your better off heading down to the LBS and rumming in the used bin for a pair of ratty old levers and triming them down
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll
Considering what the Dummy levers sell for your better off heading down to the LBS and rumming in the used bin for a pair of ratty old levers and triming them down
this will be for a special bike, and it's only money. (does that sound familiar, anyone?)

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I might go with new Shimano BR400 levers for a better value in comfort, appearance, and possible future opportunities.

https://www.universalcycles.com/shop...BoCHqcQAvD_BwE
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Originally Posted by cocoabeachcrab
Faux instead of dummy...how about that?
i didn't know that Fox made dummy levers.
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa
I might go with new Shimano BR400 levers for a better value in comfort, appearance, and possible future opportunities.

https://www.universalcycles.com/shop...BoCHqcQAvD_BwE
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the bike project is a resto mod 1936 era machine, so the shimano levers would look too out of place,

and i'm a stickler for accuracy and proper decorum!

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Originally Posted by cocoabeachcrab
the bike project is a resto mod 1936 era machine, so the shimano levers would look too out of place,

and i'm a stickler for accuracy and proper decorum!
If it’s a bike from 1936, and you want to be accurate, the top tube logo ought to be B17. It was first flown in 1935. B52s had to wait until the 50’s

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Originally Posted by Mr. Spadoni
Accuracy? If it’s a bike from 1936, the top tube logo ought to be B17. B52 wasn’t around until the 50’s
busted! i wasn't even close! which only counts with horseshoes and nuclear weapons...

there is a strong possibility that the claim about being a stickler for accuracy was blatant lie. and not the first one either! (and no crude comments about my girlfriend either!)
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Dia-Compe DC138 hand rests were typically paired with a set of Dia-Compe guidonnet-style brake levers for a more upright position on drop bars. I built up a cockpit in this style a decade ago but found guidonnet levers to be too flexy for my tastes:


Dia-Compe also makes the HR-07 "tandem hand rests":

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Originally Posted by Catnap
Dia-Compe DC138 hand rests were typically paired with a set of Dia-Compe guidonnet-style brake levers for a more upright position on drop bars. I built up a cockpit in this style a decade ago but found guidonnet levers to be too flexy for my tastes:


Dia-Compe also makes the HR-07 "tandem hand rests":

my build has a 3 speed rear hub with a coaster brake, so not needing brake levers. silver king frames didn't mount any caliper brakes anyway. but i'll be using those nubs to hold on while i engage dragging my foot on the ground for emergency stops! but thanks for the info!
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(i wonder if could just skip the handlebars altogether and mount a set of deer antlers? hmm...)
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