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Paul LeversDmofoT
Sep 12, 2003 7:01 AM
Is anyone running Paul's Cross Brake Levers with a road brake on the front of their fixie? I have a Pista that I have been riding for a few months now and with the hills I'm doing a front brake would be a nice safety option in traffic (already been hit once). Wondering if anyone is running this and what you like/don't like about it. Was considering a Shimano 105 front brake with the Paul's Cross Brake Levers. Thanks!

DT
Follow-upDmofoT
Sep 12, 2003 11:29 AM
So I got a response back from Paul saying this setup will work great and that the pin will be in the hole closest to the bar. He also said the new Cross Levers now come with a hinged clamp so there isn't a need to remove all the tape, rock on!

I would still be interested in hearing opinions of how people like this setup and any photos people might have. Thanks!

DT
re: Paul Leversceleste
Sep 12, 2003 3:14 PM
I just ordered a pair should have them in a week. I am using some standard road brakes now, but want to ditch them. I think they pull away from the clean looks of my bianchi pista. Hope they work good.

zapp
Paul Levers and othersbuffalosorrow
Sep 12, 2003 6:14 PM
You've got a heap to choose from....
http://shop.store.yahoo.com/cyclocrossworld/topmounbrakl.html

I think all have the adjustable routing pin, so that they can be used with road calipers and cantilevers.
Please don't hold it to me, if I happen to be wrong.

I am running top mounts on my cross bike, this option really helps on descents, dismounts and traffic.

I would think they make perfect sense on a track bike...hidden brakes, the standard brake levers deter from the curved bar form.
I use a cross leverGinz
Sep 19, 2003 11:08 AM
I am using a single IRD cross lever on Nitto Track Bars with a Campy caliper. The plan was to find a lever that disappeared into the bars, and this looks pretty good. Only problems are these:

1. If you set it up on the right side, the housing bend is pretty tight.

2. They don't feel as nice as a mountain bike lever, they feel ok, but just not perfect.

-Ginz