what do people think of the dual brake lever, 1 lever pulls

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chieflets

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Hi,

has anyone tried the new 1 lever pulls 2 brakes and what do you think of them and whats the bad point of them too

Chieflets
 


Tom

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It would be nice to free up your clutch hand, but it might be hard to adjust it so that it puts the right pressure on each brake.
 

azbill

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thumbs up !

my son in law (azvinnie... see stealth chopper in wild in the streets) has one and it works great you adjust it the same just has 2 knobs so it can be lighter or heavier front or back
:grin: :grin:
 

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Barret

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I LOVE my double-pull brake lever, and I've never used anything else! I installed it before I ever had my maiden run, and I'm able to stop quickly without locking up the tires and skidding out of control. I use the caliper brakes in conjunction with the coaster brake. If I ever buy a different bike to motorize, I will not buy a multi-geared bike, but one with a single gear and a coaster brake.
 

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gone_fishin

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chieflets, this is my original review of the pyramid lever: http://www.motoredbikes.com/showthread.php?t=4128

i'll put my followup here :)

tom, i thought that was gonna be a problem too, at first it was difficult getting them synched right. and it was hard to make a quick stop. but now, the cables have stretched to equalize, the bike stops great and i just can't believe these things aren't on all bikes. it absolutely rocks 8)
 
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azbill

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SchwinnAlloySeven_GT5 said:
I've been looking for one of those dual-pull levers for nearly a year! :?
try "dual-pull levers" in the ebay box at top of page :lol: :lol: :lol:
 

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Pyroladine

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Dual brake lever

This is what I bought but haven't tried it yet.
Do a search for:
Pyramid Pro Alloy Mountain Bike Brake Dual Cable Brake Lever

Got mine off of Amazon for 10 bucks or so, haven't got to try it yet.
 

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gone_fishin

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our ebay box helps buy the free stickers, please try it first.

matter of fact, i have no problem recommending this vendor, i've made 2 good buys here: ebay item # 330108074007
 




Skyliner70cc

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I'd never get one for following reasons:

a. No redundant braking. I've had a china **** metal brake lever brake on me before. Good thing I had another lever to use to stop. The lever sheared at the hinge.

b. Brake modulation. With lots of sand on roads and offroad riding, I need a separate lever to modulate the front brakes to prevent skidding while maximizing stopping power. I don't see how a single lever could be adjusted to give me maximum front braking for asphalt, asphalt littered with sand, and off road dirt trails.
 

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Ghost0

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I wouldn't run without one, the concerns raised are all valid but I find the benefits out weigh the negatives.
 




mtd91

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Yea i was going to get 1 and use it as brake/clutch lever where as you half to pull the clutch in to stop anyway.But for now i am just going to try having 3 levers on my bars and see how hard it realy is to stop and clutch and stuff.I would never put the front and rear brakes together. That is a bad idea in my opinion.Rear brake and clutch together sounds good to me.And front brake seperate oviously.
 

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But you have to pull the clutch in to freewheel :) Going to add a pull start then? I don't see the brake/clutch pull being a good idea.
 

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Real good point you make there.I never thought of that. No freewheeling would suck. thanks for pointing that out. I would of bought the lever for nothing cuz i dont want the rear and front brakes together.
 


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