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Old 06-16-08, 04:14 PM
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People with brakes.

What brake levers are you running on your bars?
How do you like them?

Going to switch to risers soon and want to start running a brake for my safety.
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Old 06-16-08, 04:17 PM
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Originally Posted by mannequinforce View Post
What brake levers are you running on your bars?
How do you like them?

Going to switch to risers soon and want to start running a brake for my safety.
On my current bike I'm running Tektro R200As. They're nice, but they're for drops. Close in shape to Campagnolos for way less earthmoneys.

I've a fondness for Paul components, so I'd say if you're looking for a little "Oh **** I'm gonna die" lever, grab one of:

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Old 06-16-08, 04:20 PM
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Pauls are cool (I dig em) but they don't have quick release hinge thereby rendering themselves useless to me.

I use Tektro and Cane Creek cross levers.
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DiaCompe Tech 77. These have the super-handy button for locking the brake down. But I do find it a little frustrating that the button only works when the lever is almost fully depressed; the required adjustment on the brake means I have to grab lots of lever before the brake engages, whereas I prefer to have the brake set much tighter.
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Depending on what kind of brake you run, you should match the lever accordingly. With risers I would use any "V brake" lever, but they might not work well with caliper brakes.
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I was looking into the paul and the goldfinger lever. The paul seems a little pricey especially with no quick release hinge.

Also, can you elaborate on the MTB lever with road caliper discrepancy?

But, anybody else want to chime in?
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Old 06-16-08, 05:16 PM
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i have a hinged clamp on brake lever like the one pictured. i use it on my bullhorns and drops depending on what im using.
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i like the tektro rx 2.0 levers, they arent quite as small as the ones above, but they fit on the top part of a drop or bullhorn just fine. i think some people put them in-line with their aero levers on roadbikes too. either way... i always actuated them with my ring and pinky finger while still holding the end of my 'horns back when i had that bike.

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Old 06-16-08, 05:25 PM
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here. cane creek

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I run a Cane Creek 200TT for my bullhorns, Cane Creek SCR-5 for drops, and the Paul Lever for flats. The Paul is super sexy. For something a bit more economical, I would recommend the Cane Creek cross tops.
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i think Im going to throw a cane creek lever on my bullhorns.
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So most of you guys are just using cross levers for the drops and riser/flats?

Is it too big and awkward looking?
I am not sure if I want something ridiculosly small but on the other hand not too big.
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the picture MIN posted is very close to just about every mindful brake setup i have ever seen on a fix. if it looks big and awkward to you then i guess you have your answer. to me it looks functional, minimal, and tasteful.
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Pauls. Love it.
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Profile QS2's on bullhorns:



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This is the setup that will most closely emulate road drops + hoods without the drops part. If you want substandard braking, use the inlines + caliper of your choice.

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Old 06-16-08, 06:22 PM
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Dream goofball front end:
Ritchey Carbon Cyclocross Fork
Ritchey WCS Classic 144 drops
Paul Neo Retro Canti Brakes
Jagwire cable
That little Paul lever
Cinelli white tape

Just wait, suckers
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Salsa crosstop levers on the horns - I like the position since I spend most of my time on the tops

Regular BMX levers on the risers - these are the "lugging things" bars but don't spend much time with them because I like to have a variety of bar positions on longer rides with bullhorns
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Old 06-16-08, 06:53 PM
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i use an old Dia Comp BMX lever on flat bars. solid, good looking, and comfy.
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Operator-what are you talking about? Cross levers have the same mechanical leverage as those reverse levers.
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Operator-what are you talking about? Cross levers have the same mechanical leverage as those reverse levers.
I didn't say jack**** about mechanical leverage. Use them once on a flat bar and you'll know what I mean.
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Some random quick release lever, works well
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I split these with my friend



I really like it.

It has a hinge too.
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diatec gold-finger


and they do make a gold-ish one
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