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Paul's top mounts as stand-alone levers??(5 posts)

Paul's top mounts as stand-alone levers??ralbert
Mar 21, 2003 11:44 PM
Hi. Just got a new fixed gear toy, and i was going to add a brake and lever. i have paul's top mount cross levers lying around in my basement. Can they be used alone without a "real" brake lever in tandem? it just seems ideal as the fixie brake lever (in my mind) is meant to be inconspicuous. thanks!
yes, i have seen it in actionbuffalosorrow
Mar 22, 2003 5:21 AM
wether you are running drop bars, bull horns or some kind or guiliotined bars, the make a perfect ,cheap, light weight addition. The new hinged tektros are a hot item, in the NYC courier scene, for $15 ea, its cheaper then a new shimano lever. Riders are breaking up the set and using them for front brakes.
TektrosKEN2
Mar 25, 2003 7:35 AM
Where can I get more info on these Tektro levers? I'm looking for something that will pull V-brakes, using a road-diameter cowhorn handlebar (mtn. levers don't fit).
Tektrostriangleforge
Mar 25, 2003 2:45 PM
Cyclocrossworld.com carries them, and has always been very cheery about answering my questions.

I'm not sure they'd pull the right amount of cable for V-brake application, though. The Pauls are the only bar-top lever I know that is adaptable to V-brake use, by moving the pivot bolt between two different holes. May be a moot point, though, since the Pauls only mount on the "bulge" portion of a road bar (I guess I'm not clear on whether you plan to mount the brake out on the grips, or near the stem). You might have to A) switch to cantis, or B) use a travel agent with the Vs.
Tektros -- supergofilipo23
Apr 10, 2003 9:53 AM
FYI:
Supergo has these for $20 a pair.