Brakes twin brake leaver

Discussion in 'Bicycle Repair' started by BigFella, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. BigFella

    BigFella Member

    has anyone ever hooked one of these up it looks like i have to the cable out of the tube and refeed it back though would that be right

    it is used for both the front asnd back brake at the same time off the one leaver

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  2. wanger

    wanger Guest

    two seperate cables 1 front 1 rear:shock::eek:
  3. BigFella

    BigFella Member

    i know that i was wondering how they conect up
  4. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    just wondering -- added stress to brake ???

    hook up like all brakes -- but -- two cables to one brake

    they (front and back) brakes are applied at the same time - from same lever

    I am just -- at this time -- not sure if these are safe for the common rider ?

    that front brake can put one down fast !!!

    plus -- as I study the double lever just a little more

    this maybe adding some stress to the brake lever -- pulling two brakes ?

    ride that thing
  5. B.K. Hosken

    B.K. Hosken Member

  6. Ghost0

    Ghost0 Guest

    Do you mean something like this? I have used this for a long time and I love it. You can actually adjust the amount of bias by preloading the front or rear more depending on if you like more front or more rear brake. It also allows independence so if one cable fails you are not without brakes completely.

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  7. HoughMade

    HoughMade Guest

    To answer the original question- yes, you have to remove the cable from the sheath, thread it through the hole in the lever, then feed it back through the sheath. Works best on new cables.
  8. Ghost0

    Ghost0 Guest

    Guess I missed some of the questions but thought the photo would be helpful.
  9. BigFella

    BigFella Member

    thanks guys its done

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  10. MotorMac

    MotorMac Member

    Ghosto, where can I get this kind of lever? can you provide me a link or do you sell this thru SBP? Thanks MAC
  11. Ghost0

    Ghost0 Guest

    I made it from a regular brake lever. Cut a piece of 1/4" aluminum, screwed it into where the cable adjuster goes. Drilled and tapped 2 new holes and put in two new cable adjusters. Then I drilled a hole where the cable end goes, got a piece of steel the same diameter, cross drilled 2 holes in it and ran it through the handle. Kinda a lot of work, especially since you can buy dual pull handles for about $15.
  12. MotorMac

    MotorMac Member

    Thanks Ghosto

    Thanks for your info, I ordered one, should make things easier for my MB.
  13. hot70cc

    hot70cc Guest

    geesh if you would look in the buy sell forum i have an original Duel brake lever for sale that i got off ebay, more solid and sturdy than the other one shown.
  14. MotorMac

    MotorMac Member


    Oops,Sorry I should have looked there but I did,nt..The one I ordered was only $11.99 from ebay.From now on when I need something I will look in the Buy & Sell first, anyways it was this item # on ebay 110299173254
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  15. heathyoung

    heathyoung Member

    There are two commercially available versions of these that I have tried, the first one looked very similar to the home made ones - very bad, too flimsy for me. The second one I purchased was made by Sunlite - PN 13748 - has a return spring, all cast aluminium - top quality.
  16. hot70cc

    hot70cc Guest

    this is the one i'm selling its the same one thanks for the ##.

    yeah i'm selling my new one as well for $15 because it is the same price you paid with shipping added :>)
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  17. TheOtherStyle

    TheOtherStyle New Member effin genius.....absolute effin genius.....

    word of warning....i'm stealing that for myself.... it will come in really handy if i end up with a clutch setup