Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Singlespeed & Fixed Gear
Reload this Page >

Cross (top bar) Brake Lever for Aero Road Bars?

Notices
Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

Cross (top bar) Brake Lever for Aero Road Bars?

Old 07-11-19, 08:14 AM
  #1  
krispenhartung
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
krispenhartung's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Boise, ID
Posts: 231

Bikes: S-Works Venge Dura-Ace DI2, KTM Strada 4000, Fuji Norcom Straight 1.3 (TT), Fuji Track Elite, BMC Trackmachine TR02

Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 99 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 1 Post
Cross (top bar) Brake Lever for Aero Road Bars?

If such a thing exists, I have not been able to find it on the net.

I am converting one of my track race bikes so that I can ride it on the road with a front brake. It's a BMC trackmachine 02, upgraded with Shimano crankset/power meter, Roval Rapido 40mm wheels, and Easton EC90 carbon aero bars. I am putting a new fork on the bike that is drilled for brakes --- adding a Dura-Ace front brake and Paul cross lever. Ideally, I'd like some sort of custom cross lever to mount on the aero bar tops. There is about 8mm of space in between the stem and the point where the bars flatten out, which is not a lot of clearance for a bracket! Not sure something exists. Has anyone seen or heard of anything? This would basically be a more extreme version of an oval bracket/clamp. If not, I already have some standard Easton bars on order that will work, but I have grown accustomed to the aero bars and would prefer a solution for them.
krispenhartung is offline  
Old 07-11-19, 08:36 AM
  #2  
seau grateau
Senior Member
 
seau grateau's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: PHL
Posts: 9,839

Bikes: Litespeed, IRO

Mentioned: 19 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1283 Post(s)
Liked 222 Times in 121 Posts
Just use the non-aero bars.
seau grateau is offline  
Old 07-11-19, 09:44 AM
  #3  
TugaDude
Senior Member
 
TugaDude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 2,304
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 224 Post(s)
Liked 90 Times in 80 Posts
I'm sure a cross-top lever doesn't exist for your bars. A custom one would be cost-prohibitive, I'm sure. Have you considered using a bar-end brake lever on the drops? Not my cup of tea, but it is a solution.
TugaDude is offline  
Old 07-11-19, 05:00 PM
  #4  
krispenhartung
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
krispenhartung's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Boise, ID
Posts: 231

Bikes: S-Works Venge Dura-Ace DI2, KTM Strada 4000, Fuji Norcom Straight 1.3 (TT), Fuji Track Elite, BMC Trackmachine TR02

Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 99 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 1 Post
Originally Posted by TugaDude View Post
I'm sure a cross-top lever doesn't exist for your bars. A custom one would be cost-prohibitive, I'm sure. Have you considered using a bar-end brake lever on the drops? Not my cup of tea, but it is a solution.
That's what my bike tech suggested, but not my cup of tea either. It's no big deal changing the bars. I already have some on order. I love those aero bars though!
krispenhartung is offline  
Old 07-11-19, 05:19 PM
  #5  
TMonk
Not actually Tmonk
 
TMonk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 11,542

Bikes: road, track, mtb

Mentioned: 133 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1065 Post(s)
Liked 451 Times in 235 Posts
what's a bike tech? like a personal mechanic? what level are you racing at?
__________________
"Your beauty is an aeroplane;
so high, my heart cannot bear the strain." -A.C. Jobim, Triste
TMonk is offline  
Old 07-12-19, 04:13 PM
  #6  
PeopleAreIdiots
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 215
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 82 Post(s)
Liked 21 Times in 10 Posts
Do this

PeopleAreIdiots is offline  
Likes For PeopleAreIdiots:
Old 07-14-19, 11:33 AM
  #7  
chainwhip
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Posts: 478
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 175 Post(s)
Liked 74 Times in 51 Posts
Originally Posted by PeopleAreIdiots View Post
Do this

But no bar spinz.

:0o
chainwhip is offline  
Old 07-14-19, 03:56 PM
  #8  
seamuis
aire díthrub
 
seamuis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: chatham-savannah
Posts: 553

Bikes: Raleigh Competition, Pashley Roadster Sovereign, Mercian Vincitore Speciale

Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 257 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 50 Times in 31 Posts
Originally Posted by PeopleAreIdiots View Post
Do this

Jesus, take the handlebars.
seamuis is offline  
Old 07-15-19, 12:16 PM
  #9  
IAmSam
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 1,361
Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 301 Post(s)
Liked 47 Times in 28 Posts
How quickly we forget





But seriously...if you really want that crabon aerobar on your Sw8 Phiksie - the simple solution is hooded brake levers...
IAmSam is offline  
Old 07-15-19, 01:25 PM
  #10  
Cynikal
Team Beer
 
Cynikal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Sacramento CA
Posts: 6,071

Bikes: Too Many

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 43 Post(s)
Liked 15 Times in 12 Posts
It's like 2006 drunk texted asking to get back together.
Cynikal is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Bike Gremlin
Commuting
51
10-01-12 09:38 AM
jerry4
Framebuilders
6
04-26-11 05:53 PM
Profoxcg
Bicycle Mechanics
5
01-15-10 08:14 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.