Twin brake cable Lever, with Thumb throttle

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by Tauseef, Jun 21, 2016.

  1. Tauseef

    Tauseef Member

    hi. I came across this lever on aliexpress.com
    it says TWIN brake cable lever with THUMB THROTTLE .

    has anyone got experience with thumb throttle ?
     

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  2. crassius

    crassius Well-Known Member

    I don't like a thumb throttle as it feels weird - I don't like a dual lever because if bike falls off kickstand, one lever may break on the side that hits ground, but this should still leave you with one lever to get home with.
     
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  3. DanTheDIYGuy

    DanTheDIYGuy Member

    I like thumb throttle because it reminds my of my quad. Easier to use to keep idle up when clutch is disengaged and need to brake.
     
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  4. KCvale

    KCvale Motorized Bicycle Vendor

    It all depends on what you grew up operating I think.
    Most things like jet skis, snow mobiles, and quads use thumb throttles.
    I grew with motorcycles, I like a twist ;-}

    If the bike has a clutch lever and you have 2 brake levers, a dual pull brake lever is awesome.
    I use the Tetter-Todder dual pull lever that SickBikeParts carries.
    http://www.sickbikeparts.com/catalo...ducts_id=41&osCsid=lll3c2vhk12q012u832hqh2sn1

    It's pretty cool, it self adjusts to wear and even different pull lengths, this has a disc and a V-brake on it.

    [​IMG]

    As for the bike falling over and breaking a lever, I don't think you need to worry about that bud ;-}
     
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  5. crassius

    crassius Well-Known Member

    I'm just a repair shop & I get a LOT of levers snapped off.
     
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  6. Frankfort MB's

    Frankfort MB's Well-Known Member

    If such a thing happens I always carry vise grips;)

    You can fix almost anything with vise grips, a hammer, or duck tape..... And I'm not joking. Seriously I've done it:)
     
  7. butre

    butre Well-Known Member

    duct tape had gotten me home more than once
     
  8. Tauseef

    Tauseef Member

    I never thought of one lever issue that could arise. Since the base assembyis of plastic. It could break ! Somehow two levers definitelt add advantage with this situation
     
  9. Tauseef

    Tauseef Member

    I had same thing worked out , tgmhat thumb throttle could at point be suoerior to the conventional bike throttle ,and one of them was braking. Good to knwo u were happy with it 'cause now i am really gonna gove it a try :-D
     
  10. Tauseef

    Tauseef Member

    nice demonstration. I am definitely puttingthqt onto bike now :-D
     
  11. Tauseef

    Tauseef Member

    Using vise grip as a lever then ?
     
  12. skyash

    skyash Active Member

    My big chooper like 3 meters long has dual brake and it's crap it doesn't self adjust un even wear but I think if you can pull back or front brakes when you like is better. skids. And front brakes are grate but not when you are turning even when they are on soft hit something wet wheel locks up your down . As for dropping bikes all the time snaps the break more the clutch lever straight off.I don't like them.
     

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  13. KCvale

    KCvale Motorized Bicycle Vendor

    The way I see it, anything more than a rotary and lever on each side of the handlebars is all you got.
    If you have a 2-stroke you have a clutch lever for the left, another lever for a brake is way to cumbersome in my opinion.
     
  14. Tauseef

    Tauseef Member

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    ut if we use the conventional cycle brakes , then the rear brake's rubbers are consumed more than the front wheels brakes , so using twin brakes Lever will require frequent need of brake tension adjustment. (I PRESUME) . And if they re not adjusted then front wheel brakes will have more effect once applied as compared to rear causing front tyre skidding specially when brakes applied while taking a turn.
    ??
     
  15. KCvale

    KCvale Motorized Bicycle Vendor

    I have been using them for years, ~40 builds, never had a problem with a dual pull working well, or causing skids, etc.
    Note my .gif example, it adjusts itself.

    You only have 2 hands. When you come to a stop you need 3.
    Also, every time you come to a stop you use all 3 levers, good luck doing that that with 2 hands.
     
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  16. butre

    butre Well-Known Member

    this is why I like front disc rear coaster. yeah a coaster isn't as modulable as a disc but I can lock my back tire up just fine. and if my coaster fails (I've gone thousands of miles with no failure, but I know what they can do if not maintained properly) I still have a disc up front that's perfectly adjusted and can bring me to a stop faster than most cars.

    the reason I don't use dual pulls is because you don't always want to use your front brake
     
  17. skyash

    skyash Active Member

    I use the back brake and clutch at the same time same hand 1 to 2 fingers on clutch ezy then the righthand if necessary front brake you don't need to be an octopus lol each to their own
     
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  18. HeadSmess

    HeadSmess Well-Known Member

    i have always found thumb throttles to be painful after half an hour or so of riding... its also really easy to let off when riding the bumpy stuff. big engine with compression braking and you can sometimes have a nasty experience when the bike suddenly stops!

    often used a stubby brake lever for the throttle on my MBs as the supplied twist grips just fall apart... also gets painful but not as bad as thumb throttles...

    only thing i like doing with my thumbs (other than twiddling them:p) is the gear shifts...

    raises a point... it can get cluttered with clutch, brake, gear and other assorted levers... some bars just dont have the room to take an extra lever!
     
  19. KCvale

    KCvale Motorized Bicycle Vendor

    What I find fatiguing is the stock plastic grips on bare hands and simply refuse to use them!
    Most every bike I have built sports BMX foam grips.
    Shock absorbers for your hands ;-}

    So true.
    The first thing to go should be the front shifter if you have one.
    The whole thing. Shiftier, cable, and derailleur, everything.

    You have an engine now, put the chain on the chain ring you want and use the back wheel gears.
    One useless control gone from the handlebars.
     
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  20. Tauseef

    Tauseef Member

    Haha twiddling ...good one !!

    Well so we were here being octopus-like with 3 levers(two for brakes) 1 clutch , and u added 4th for throttle (that too with thumb twiddles:p)
     
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