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Poll: right STI for rear brake(2 posts)

Poll: right STI for rear brakeMade in Taiwan
Aug 24, 2001 10:35 PM
I just noticed i'm not the only one who reverse the brakes (rt for front and left for rear). how many other people do this? and why?

I grew up in taiwan and most/all bicycles in taiwan (then, don't know about now) have this "motorcycle" set up. I never drive a motorcycle, it's just the way i was imprinted when i first rode a road bike. I've also heard that some countries like Italy also do this to their bicycles, but not sure tho.
I have the rear brake on the left STI leverNiwot
Aug 26, 2001 2:40 PM
I set it up that way because I'm left-handed, my left hand grip is a lot stronger than my right hand grip, and I wanted the stronger hand on the rear brake.