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PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 5:16 pm 
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depends on where and how cable runs across the top tube to me


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 6:17 pm 
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The front-right convention was invented by the Nazis to allow the rider to give a fascist salute while still having control of the bike via the rear brake.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:47 pm 
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I've always had left to front, right to rear on all my bikes. It means if I do an emergency stop I'm not going over the handlebars


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 11:25 pm 
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Location: The Lovely Lincolnshire Wolds and by the sea in Sussex
Right front, left rear - makes sense to me as I ride motorcycles too.

Roadking (that's what I ride).


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:26 am 
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Location: argyll
Front right
Left rear
If you ever get on a powered cycle this will save hospital time


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:04 am 
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I say tomato you say tomaaaatoe.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:59 am 
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I prefer 'left-hand-front' routing because 'right-hand-front' means the cable has to turn back toward itself (for the majority of calipers) and just doesn't look right to me
Left for front gives the cable a nicer swoop down to the caliper IMO


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:44 pm 
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true... but = continental

uk= l/rear x jousting w right +sword
also r/front = l/clutch....if you want a scrap..if not there in ten, start without me !


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 4:25 pm 
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What ever you wish; I go front right because that is how it was when I was a kid and my brain is now programmed that way.

Most non-aero callipers are set up better with the routing for the cable when the front is left.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 3:23 pm 
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What did M. Fignon have his mechanic do in 1989?
Left front, right rear.
So that's what I do.
Now that's hero-worship.......


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