Secondary Cross Top Brake Levers

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Re: Secondary Cross Top Brake Levers

Postby Bonefishblues » 19 Nov 2018, 7:49am

Eyebrox wrote:IMG_20181119_005123200.jpg

Makes sense now, thanks.

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Re: Secondary Cross Top Brake Levers

Postby Gattonero » 19 Nov 2018, 7:54am

the snail wrote:
Gattonero wrote:This can be exacerbated by handlebars with a short oversize central section, that's where the levers are fitted,...

Not on mine, they're fitted to the narrower part of the bars, which makes more sense to me


It depends, I'd rather have the levers sized for the oversized part, you can always shim them for the narrower size but you can't do the other way round. You want to make sure there's enough space to go on the hoods and the drops, and this may not be easy on bars that are less than 42cm
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Re: Secondary Cross Top Brake Levers

Postby wearwell » 19 Nov 2018, 11:50am

Thanks for all the detailed replies - I'm on the case, Secondary Cross Top Brake Levers here I come!

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Re: Secondary Cross Top Brake Levers

Postby wearwell » 16 Mar 2019, 6:24pm

Bought and fitted. They work perfectly well. Very helpful particularly on long descents where the drop position can be a strain on my slightly arthritic hands.

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Re: Secondary Cross Top Brake Levers

Postby Jamesh » 16 Mar 2019, 11:15pm

I've been riding the cx all winter with secondary levers.
Only to jump on the pub bike tonight down the hill from home only to find that the top brakes are missing! a stretch to the brake levers which are long drop and single pivot I almost didn't stop :o

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Re: Secondary Cross Top Brake Levers

Postby foxyrider » 17 Mar 2019, 10:42am

Jamesh wrote:I've been riding the cx all winter with secondary levers.
Only to jump on the pub bike tonight down the hill from home only to find that the top brakes are missing! a stretch to the brake levers which are long drop and single pivot I almost didn't stop :o


Been there, done that! :lol:

I have two bikes with them fitted and I probably don't use them all that much. But pop onto one of the bikes without them and I seem to be forever trying to use them!

It might not be ideal but due to bar profile mine are fitted close to the stem clamp so sit a little narrow but the plus side is that my hands are behind the barbag which keeps them a little warmer/drier in inclement weather!

You can just about see them on this pic from my 2017 Dutch Delta tour.

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Re: Secondary Cross Top Brake Levers

Postby reohn2 » 17 Mar 2019, 1:07pm

foxyrider wrote: .....I have two bikes with them fitted and I probably don't use them all that much. But pop onto one of the bikes without them and I seem to be forever trying to use them!....

If you're anything like me you use of them is subconscious proven by missing them so much when you ride a bike without them fitted.
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Re: Secondary Cross Top Brake Levers

Postby foxyrider » 17 Mar 2019, 9:16pm

A slightly clearer crop!
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