Brakes brake question

Discussion in 'Bicycle Repair' started by woods39, Mar 29, 2007.

  1. woods39

    woods39 Guest

    if my bike has two handbrakes, how do I use the clutch and both brakes?

  2. jeffspeeder

    jeffspeeder Guest

    buy the handle that has both of the brakes in one handle
  3. Hugemoth

    Hugemoth Guest

    I set mine up with the clutch and rear brake on the left, and the front brake on the right. When I'm planning a complete stop I lock the clutch then grab both brakes. I prefer the type of clutch lever with the spring loaded lock that clicks on whenever you pull the lever.

  4. jeffspeeder

    jeffspeeder Guest

    i kinda like to push my clutch in but not all the way so i only got back brakes i use
  5. mrsaxman99

    mrsaxman99 Guest

    everyone really should switch the brakes so that the front brake is the right side, and clutch and rear brake are on the left. More like a motorcycle that way...
  6. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

  7. jeffspeeder

    jeffspeeder Guest

    ya i just installed the dual brake today i give it an A+
  8. V 35

    V 35 Member

    I also have the combo lever, one side is further from pivot, and has more leverage, make that the rear brake, the other cable retainer is closer to pivot, make that the front brake. Set the rear brake tight, front brake loose, kinda like an old Moto Guzzi Ambassador, with 60 / 40 brakes.
  9. bobo333

    bobo333 Member

    the dual pull brake is the best thing i have bought for stopping, once its set up you can adjust the bias slightly by turning the adjustment knobs

    stops so quickly and efficient and i have never had a scary lockup moment since its been set up right because i dont need to pull as hard to pull up with both brakes working at the same time