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06-01-21, 02:41 PM
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Posted By dedhed

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05-22-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 648
Posted By urbanknight

I think many of us missed the type of bar youíre...

I think many of us missed the type of bar youíre using. FWIW Iím not saying that type of lever is always dangerous, but they do seem to be frequently placed far in where you have little steering...
05-21-21, 05:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 648
Posted By thumpism

Those look like Odyssey BMX levers. Monolevers,...

Those look like Odyssey BMX levers. Monolevers, maybe.
05-21-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 648
Posted By tyrion

I agree that's not the grip you want to have when...

I agree that's not the grip you want to have when things get tricky or rough.
05-21-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 648
Posted By urbanknight

Andrew's point seems to be that those levers...

Andrew's point seems to be that those levers encourage a very narrow grip on the bars which lacks leverage, making it hard to steer... which is more tricky than you would think when you're also...
05-21-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 648
Posted By tyrion

I might be the instigator of the confusion...

I might be the instigator of the confusion because the OP posted pics of top lever only drop bars and I brought up inline brake levers, but I think it's important to point out while top lever only...
05-21-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 648
Posted By urbanknight

I have heard people refer to them as "suicide...

I have heard people refer to them as "suicide levers".
05-21-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 648
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Both lever types place your hands close to the...

Both lever types place your hands close to the stem. That is my primary issue with either type. This is worse when the top mounted levers are the only placement used, as the OP imaged. Andy
05-21-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 648
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

We tend to be creatures of our experiences and...

We tend to be creatures of our experiences and mine with top of drop bar brake levers has been poor. I have seen too many times the aftermath of riders not being able to control their bikes too many...
05-20-21, 09:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 648
Posted By Russ Roth

Although I can't recall arguing with Andrew on...

Although I can't recall arguing with Andrew on anything previous, his rant is pointless in this case. On something like a LHT cross levers or interrupter levers are a great addition. No one is...
05-20-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 648
Posted By Ciufalon

Use search term clamp brake levers on Ebay and...

Use search term clamp brake levers on Ebay and look down through what's available. Looks like Evoke makes some in black, BMX bikes seem to have swivel clamp brake levers and the clamp alone is...
05-20-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 648
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I'll offer a small rant here, do not read further...

I'll offer a small rant here, do not read further if you are sensitive.

Brake levers positioned as the OP has imaged are IMO boarder line dangerous in that the only hand position that the levers...
05-20-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 648
Posted By tyrion

Those look like regular flat bar levers. ...

Those look like regular flat bar levers.

Interrupter levers might do the trick for you - they allow you to keep the regular drop bar levers and add a flat bar style lever:
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05-20-21, 03:51 PM
05-20-21, 03:31 PM
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Views: 648
Posted By dsbrantjr

Those don't look like interrupter levers to me,...

Those don't look like interrupter levers to me, since they have a pocket for the cable end fitting showing on the bottom two photos.
05-20-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 648
Posted By Crankycrank

Inline, Auxiliary, Interrupter, Cross, or Top...

Inline, Auxiliary, Interrupter, Cross, or Top Mount levers are all terms used for these. Many different mfrs. make them with swivel clamps.
04-23-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 2,410
Views: 836,403
Posted By middy

I have the brother of Airís 1986 Sport. Another...

I have the brother of Airís 1986 Sport. Another black C68K G0586. Serial number is 6146740. Neighbor had it in his front yard up for grabs. It appears to be all original except for some new tires and...
04-08-21, 05:19 AM
Replies: 2,410
Views: 836,403
Posted By T-Mar

Yes, it's a 1986 Nishiki Sport, manufactured by...

Yes, it's a 1986 Nishiki Sport, manufactured by Giant of Taiwan during May 1986. The bottom number appears to be the sequential frame for the year, with the 1st character representing the year. In...
04-07-21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 392
Posted By veganbikes

If you enjoyed the bike measure everything or get...

If you enjoyed the bike measure everything or get help from a fitter and look into custom frame builders. As a Clyde you can have similar geometry tuned to you but with a stronger frame built for...
04-07-21, 05:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 392
Posted By Troul

To do it, I would at minimum: Remove the bottom...

To do it, I would at minimum: Remove the bottom bracket assembly, cabling, hardware within the area of the issue, grind down to bare metal the area with separating metal sections, have it tig welded...
04-07-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 392
Posted By dedhed

this was a Lotus with a similar failure repaired...

this was a Lotus with a similar failure repaired by a local motorcycle shop


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04-05-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 593
Posted By hokiefyd

The front brakes are low-profile cantilevers. In...

The front brakes are low-profile cantilevers. In general, you'll get the most mechanical advantage with these by pulling the cable anchors laterally (horizontally). For this reason, the lower you can...
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