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Installing a brake.

Old 06-25-09, 12:39 PM
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Installing a brake.

I bought the 08 lager it came with bullhorns with the brakes attached at the end, whoever has this bike will know. I switched to track drops and was riding brakeless for awhile. Now I want to put the front brake on using the brake that came with the bike, it has no clamp and it's kind of odd looking. I know I will have to buy some kind of clamp for it and trying to decide where to put it with track drops. I could take a picture of the brake. Just wondering if anyone has some suggestions.
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Many people with track drops and a brake run a cross lever:
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run a time trial/cross brake lever up by the stem:

here I'm using a $$$ pauls lever but there are other good ones out there for not so much $.
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is the lever plugging the handlebar end on one side? if so, i'm not so sure you can run those on track drops. i mean, you could put it in the same spot on the track drops, but that would make no sense. just go out and buy a cross lever.
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used a bmx lever i had laying around. its a right side handle but i just flipped it over and it works and feels fine.
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Thanks all, that is exactly the setup I am looking to do. Actually I just came across this on bikeisland




I have nitto b123's with a clamp size of 25.4mm. This kit says it fits 26.0mm, looks like I will have to get shim.

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a piece of an old tube should do well enough as a shim.
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Bling: http://www.paulcomp.com/crosslever.html
 
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heh $109! These are hand carved?
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Like I said, they are super-bling.
 
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Originally Posted by ZiP0082 View Post
Many people with track drops and a brake run a cross lever:
+1 for the salsa. comes with a shim-thing that actually works well so you can use it with pretty much any set of bars. also does not suffer from the dorkiness of bmx levers.
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Originally Posted by ZiP0082 View Post
Many people with track drops and a brake run a cross lever:[/IMG]
Also known as an "in line" lever, which is potentially alot cheaper! *******s had me fooled.

http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product..._200276_200361
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