What throttle/brake setup?

Discussion in 'Spare Parts, Tools & Product Developement' started by Smallblock, May 16, 2009.

  1. Smallblock

    Smallblock New Member

    I'm building a Schwinn Landmark 7 speed with the Sram shifter. And as of now on the right side of the handlebars i've got the (in this order) sram shifter/brake lever/kill switch and twist throttle.
    as you can imagine this makes it pretty crowded and the gear selector pretty hard to use.

    How can I arrange them better?
    I intend of getting some kind of dual pull brake lever to clean up the left side handlebar of the bike.
    this http://sickbikeparts.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=41
    this http://www.bicycle-engines.com/dual-brake-twist-throttle-p-148.html

    any thoughts on how to make the shifter easier to use?

  2. duivendyk

    duivendyk Guest

    You should be able to move the kill switch and shifter (It will work backwards,so what) to the left I think.I strongly recommend keeping seperate brakes.
  3. Im using the dual pull brake system and it works great...stops great. Strongly recommend.
  4. duivendyk

    duivendyk Guest

    single pull brakes work "fine" until in an emergency stop all sorts of nasty things can happen to you. If you don't know how to use your brakes properly it might not make much difference anyway.MB's have a VERY high CG compared to other 2 wheelers.So a lot of weight transfer to the front wheel during hard braking.
  5. Junster

    Junster Member

    I'm using the duel pull lever too, totally happy with it. My left side is just clutch (removed front shifter). My right, twist grip throttle/with kill, thumb indexing rear shifter, duel pull brake. I'm an old motorcycle guy and I gotta be clutch left, brake/gas right. Or there might be some kinda of mental issue.