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Old 05-05-14, 06:14 PM
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Trekking Bar brake lever question

Currently on tour and have a question? Has anyone installed a second set of brake levers on their trekking bars? I would like to see a pic of the set up.
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Old 05-05-14, 07:42 PM
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B - Levers might be a possibility but I think you are asking awfully much of those brake cables to bend them around the trekking bars.

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No , I have no reason to either .. I have set mine up, with the brake levers [1 Magura (HS33) hydraulic, 1 Avid speed dial] both at the back

where the open end is .. , so the cable on the cable discs, hose on the Other bikes' Hydraulics, points inward ..
I just move my hands to where the brake levers sit.



To run the brake cable around under the bar tape, to a set of interruptor levers.. complicates things un-necessarily IMO

Say, starting from reverse levers in the open end then sticking the interruptor lever on the other main grip Could work ..

But using MTB levers does work .. Mine follow the single grip shifter for the R'off hub, slid on the open rear tube end.

a picture is posted here http://www.cyclofiend.com/working/20...clark1008.html

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I am using a tablet so I will try to post a pic of my current set up tonight. The reason I would like ba second set is on descents I like my hands spread out but would really like to have the levers within easy reach.
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I for steep descents , Its the MTB butt back off the saddle technique and then the levers are in the fine location for that ..

this a tandem ?

Magura's HS 33 hydraulic "V" rim brakes, unlike disc brakes , Could theoretically be daisy chained , (seen it done, havent done it myself)

bleed connector becomes a supply input and the bleed fitting gets put further down the line to the new additional lever .. .

those are the brakes seen on my Koga.. a closed system there is no need for an expansion tank on them
thick brake pads insulate the rest. + rim is a really big disc to spread out the heat-friction

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