Brake Dilemma

mcassMB6

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My Bridgestone MB6 had front and rear cantilever brakes. I lost my front brake set up to accomodate the clutch. My rears finally had it. I now own a full F/R V Brake (Linear Pull) set but have to choose, run only rear, or run only front.

I have NO IDEA how to set up dual brake set up...what are my (safest) options?

Is there anyway I can locate the front brake lever AND the clutch lever?
 

Alan

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Can't you just get one of these and be done ?

Dual brake cable pull.
 

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Alan

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I paid more (16.99) locally, but that vendor over there is reputable. I've used them before.
 

loquin

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BTW: AEBike.Com has the dual cable levers for about $11, I believe. I think they're made by Dimension.
 

Snax

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IMO, a solid front brake with good pads provides more than enough stopping power for all but the most extreme speeds. It is that occassional aerodynmic tuck to 60+ mph where having the extra brake pays off in not turning your only brake into liquid goo. ;)
 

eljefino

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Make the right side brake lever your front brake (like a mc) and mount your rear brake lever at some wierd angle you can get at in an emergency, but is out of your way most of the time.
 
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