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Simulated brake levers for spinning bike(3 posts)

Simulated brake levers for spinning bikesuperdog
Oct 3, 2003 9:29 PM
I was considering building a special handlebar slider for a Schwinn Spinner Pro spinning bike. The purpose would be to make it feel more like my road bike by mounting some REAL handlebars. I was trying to figure out what I could mount on the bars that would simulate brake levers. I don't have any old levers. I guess I could buy some old busted levers for cheap. Is there an actual product that somebody sells for this purpose.
Shimano has some hoodsSprint-Nick
Oct 4, 2003 9:38 AM
Shimano has some brake levers which you can buy... I paid about $40 Can for mine. Just call around to the local bike shops and get them to look in their catalog. They should be able to find something.

Good luck.

Nick
re: Simulated brake levers for spinning bikerussw19
Oct 4, 2003 11:31 AM
You can get a pair like Nick suggests, or you could get a faux pair like the stoker of a tandem uses, or you could go the really simple and cheap way and call around to local shops... check their junk bins and see if they have an old set of levers they will sell you for like $5. Most will have some old non-aero cable levers that they will give you if you ask right. Since you aren't mounting the actual brakes, who cares if the cable comes out the top? You won't have a cable in there anyways. I had a friend who did just what you are asking about this way. She wedged a piece of pvc into the levers so they wouldn't move so she could grab it and not move the levers. That would be a pretty simple project.

Russ