Any input about a dual-pull brake/throttle?

Discussion in 'Spare Parts, Tools & Product Developement' started by wayde, Sep 20, 2007.

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  1. wayde

    wayde Guest

  2. A good idea not so good

    Don't waste your money. It is a great idea but it just dosn't work.This came with my engine kit. I fiddled with it for more than 2 hours. You just can't adjust the brakes. After some thinking I figured it out. It would work great
    if both brake cables wrer the same length.
    later/ mikey/bikey mike
  3. iRide Customs

    iRide Customs Member

    Why would the cable have to be the same length? Do they pull at a different rate?
  4. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    i had some early difficulties with the dual-pull, trying to adjust for a front/rear balance like an automobile...sorry, that ain't gonna work. but: if you go ahead and simply adjust for equal tension you'll really come to like it...the cables will comply and eventually you'll have a really nice alternative to the handlebar clutter.

    as motorbikemike says, tho: you are putting all your stopping eggs in one basket, lever failure means complete brake-system failure...frequent inspection & preventive maintenance is a MUST under these mechanical circumstances.
  5. sklein25

    sklein25 Guest

    Interesting little idea to have both brakes operated by 1 lever, especially since it is the right hand lever. This dedicates your left hand for your clutch lever, or for picking your nose. In either case, you might want to consider shortening the brake cables on your bike to provide you with crisper feeling cable brakes. Most bikes that come with cable brakes whether disc, v-brake, or canti-lever all have their cables too long. Consider taking the cables out and trimming down the cable housing to the length required on your size frame and handle bars. Just remember that if you ever upgrade to a longer stem or handle bars, you'll need to get longer cables as well. But trimming down the cable housing so that they don't all bunch up at the front of the bike as much, always looks better and they seem to work a little crisper too (at least I found they did). Just be sure not to trim the cable housing too short so that they bind when you turn the handle bars. Make sure you replace the metal caps on both ends of the cable housing after trimming them and then feed in through your cables. You'll notice that you now have a lot more cable coming through and you just need to cut off this extra amount after you connect it through and tighten it into your brakes. I imagine you'll want to adjust both brakes to engage at the exact same time with this one handed lever and you can probably do so by playing around with the adjuster barrels on the lever itself.

    Good luck.
  6. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    thanks, steve :)

    exactly right on all counts...i agree based on my learn-as-you-go experience. you've basically described how the system evolved into a good one.

    i really did like the system & i didn't get an extra strong or sore right wrist, either.
    it was suprisingly easy to make good stops.

    last october some newb got all excited about this throttle assembly.
    maybe we should tell him we finally found it ;)
  7. wayde

    wayde Guest

    thanks for all your help guys but my way is when in doubt try it whats the worst that could happen
  8. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    excellent...when you get it, you can review it for us :cool:
  9. wayde

    wayde Guest

    sure thing
  10. Scottm

    Scottm Guest

    I got mine for $11.99 plus $3.01 shipping . Got from New York to Texas in 2 days. I love it. If you want the link PM me. Ooops that's got a throttle in it too, mine doesn't, Sorry don't know how I missed that.
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  11. atcspaul

    atcspaul Guest

    i ordered the same one and will let you know what i think. no throttle just dual breaks. i am going to set it up so light breaking goes to rear and as i pull back harder it will also go to front. that way i wont go flying over the handle bars lol
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