WHAT BRAKE LEVERS FOR UPSIDE-DOWN HANDLEBAR & SIDEPULL
April 13, 2006
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I turned my drop-bar handlebar
upside down and I love it. It gives me a higher riding position
but still with plenty of options.
I am looking for bar-end brake levers,
but I am not sure if most of them will match my Bianchi
Europa sidepull brakes (mechanical advantage, distance of
movement). Do you know if they are the same? I know that
"direct pull" levers don't have enough mechanical
advantage, but most of the bar-end levers don't identify
themselves as direct pull or classic. Thanks.
I ride a 40-year-old 3-speed with
its original brakes. I like the idea of calling them classic,
as it allows me to wait even longer to replace them. (When
you gonna fix those brakes? No waythose
Anyway. You shouldnt have
a problem finding brake levers that work with your bikes
sidepull brakes. Compatibility problems arise with bikes
having cantilevered brakes; not all levers work with some
styles of cantilevers.
Simply choose brake levers made
for road bikes. And dont put em on upside-down.