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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 9:57 pm 
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Apologies if this is a well worn question...

I have a 1980's (I think) Peugeot road bike, where the left lever has been designed to activate both front and rear brakes.
Was this common in the day?
It's really stiff, so it'll need some work (it has been gathering dust in a rellies shed for many years).

thanks in advance,
MB.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:04 pm 
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in short, no. it looks like it's been done for someone that, for one reason or another, was unable to use their right hand to brake.

changing the cables should at least partially loosen it…


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:41 pm 
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Mafac used to make a twin cable lever for use on tandems which can have 3 brakes, 2 on the rear.

Often also used by riders with only one arm or handicapped in some way.

Never seen a Weinmann version though. Does it look a factory job or could it be 'homemade'?


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:51 pm 
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It looks purpose built (although I'm no expert).


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:51 pm 
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are there two cables going into the front brake caliper? looks like it in the pic…


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 3:51 pm 
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i saw i trike last week with 2 front brake calipers operated with a twin cable lever


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 7:49 pm 
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BTW, what pug is that? I had an Etoil BITD. Just wondering.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 9:39 pm 
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alecstilleyedye wrote:
are there two cables going into the front brake caliper? looks like it in the pic…


I agree looks like both cables go to the front


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 3:03 pm 
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It's one of these. I am more into MTB so know little about it.


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