Dual-Pull Brake Lever Works Great!

Discussion in 'Spare Parts, Tools & Product Developement' started by gone_fishin, Jan 9, 2007.

  1. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    it's nice looking, too, it matches the clutch lever really closely 8)

    it's a pyramid part# 13748

    got mine on ebay, the same seller as my speedo

    ebay item# 330063236783

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    banana seat & sissy bar are on the way, i'm looking for a spyder or stingray style 5-spd shifter :)

    ...then she'll be a "super-regular", right? :wink:

    :lol: (or maybe a "not-normal") :lol:
     

  2. Heath

    Heath Guest

    sweet! i've been wondering about those things for some time.
     
  3. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    it takes a little tweaking to get it right.

    i was hoping to be able to lightly apply the front then allow the back to come into play, but that resulted in having to pull really really hard on the front to get the back to kick in.

    the best brake performance seems to be when they're evenly adjusted, my stopping power is the same as before, but it sure dressed up my bars a lot 8)
     
  4. istbenz

    istbenz Guest

    sweet. i've wanted one but haven't really looked around yet. i'll be sure to use the search box at the top of the page.
     
  5. psuggmog

    psuggmog Guest

    If you get one of those shifters, then you might think about a foot clutch to go with it. That would be very retro.
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  6. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    heck yeah, (simulated) suicide shift 8)

    next...floorboards, left-side clutch, right-side ratcheting crank for a "kick-starter" :D

    ..."no really, officer, it's a bicycle" :evil:
     
  7. Chopper

    Chopper Guest

    I have one of these on the way, (as well as fenders :) )

    Can't wait to get my bike back from 'El Tinkero'!!!
     
  8. Q-killer

    Q-killer Guest

    I've got one of these dual pull levers it works nice! A lot better than having a brake/clutch on the same side. It closely matches the clutch lever too, they look like oem stuff from a distance!
     
  9. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    Dual pull brake for dual front wheels

    I'm interested in the dual pull, but. How finely can you tune them? I'd need to be able to get them to pull together just right. Don't need to be veering out into traffic (or off into the woods) when stoping. Lord knows my riding is erratic enough as is.
     
  10. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    I have one Van
    I have a front drum and rear v-brake
    it is not hard to regulate either one
    (they totally adjust seperately)
    but... I must mention that motorbike mike(simpson) had the valid thought that a failure would leave you with no brakes at all

    me, I love it :D
     
  11. drimpact

    drimpact Member

    I have the same brake lever, And I don't think I would be comfortable without. Easy to get the balance right with adjustments. works GREAT!

    I'd grab the front brake thinking it was the clutch and endo if I had a normal front brake!
     
  12. atcspaul

    atcspaul Guest

    i got mine all installed today and all i can is WOW! little bit of work to get set up right but can stop on a dime. been over the handle bars to many times mountain bikeing breaking colar bone and stuff so front breaks scare me. this is the ultimate
     
  13. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    van: i know what you intend to use it on & i think you might like it with a little tweaking.
     
  14. hot70cc

    hot70cc Guest

    I got my duel lever today an havin trouble adjusting. I pull and it is very hard to pull the lever to get the brakes to work. I never could ever adjust brakes on a bike to get them to work like factory ones. any instructions would be great, tips , tricks. thanks
     
  15. Scottm

    Scottm Guest

    This helped me learn how brakes work and are adjusted, I never touched bike brakes before I came to MBc.
    Originally Posted by Ol' Pete
    Bookmark this repair site.
    http://www.parktool.com/repair/readhowto.asp?id=21

    I think when I adjusted my dual pull (I don't know if it was the right way), I used a rubber band to hold the brake lever in like I was pulling on the brakes. Then I used the barrel adjusters (started with them all the way in) to tighten the rest of the way. Adjusted the pads last.

    I'm happy with my dual brake system. It's held up for the last 250 miles, even though I did most of it myself.
     
  16. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    Scott. Where did you perchase your dual brake lever? Quality and all okay? I need to get one.
    Thanks
     
  17. azbill

    azbill Active Member

  18. Scottm

    Scottm Guest

    Hey Van. I got them on e-bay Item number: 140178890476 at www.bikeworldusa.com. Deb is cool and helpful. $11.99+$3 shipping.
    This is my second set. Now I have one on each bike. I think it's made by Pyramid. I have not had any troubles with them. Atcspaul got his there too.

    Hope that helps. I'm new to the bike (parts) industry but I believe I have a quality product.
     
  19. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    I was just about to purchase, when it occurred to me to ask if it matters that I'm running disc brakes? These are my first discs, and the pressure exerted to actuate them feels very much like that of the v-brakes on my Trek.
     
  20. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    are they mechanical?
    if so, should be fine
     
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