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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 12:42 pm 
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well, there is this solution. It obviously won't work for all levers due to shape and location of the reservoir. Front rear bias via reach adjustment screws.

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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 3:18 pm 
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I'd love to try that for a laugh, must be mad!


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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 6:01 pm 
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I remember that, soem guy was asking for his dad who had lost the use of one hand or similar.

Think it may have been gears and i think he sorted it.

This is an excellent idea though!!

Not sure how well they adjustment screws would work for the bias as they would make the lever go wonky (and would only go so far before that cant go any more due to pivot bolts).


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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 7:13 pm 
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cyfa2809 wrote:
Not sure how well they adjustment screws would work for the bias as they would make the lever go wonky (and would only go so far before that cant go any more due to pivot bolts).



.... yep I thought that as well (I was quoting from another site)


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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 11:07 am 
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Yea that was me asking, in the end we just went with a single front brake.

May not have been the best of ideas because pretty much straight away he managed to stack it in a braking panic and sent himself over the bars, being 65 (and one armed) hasn't ridden in 6 months cos he didn't land well :P

You could probably sort the bias by running a big disc up front and a tiny one at rear..


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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 3:17 pm 
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I have a similar setup for my fixie-style bike; A tandem brake lever running two cables, one to front and the other to the rear. Easy enough to set up a bit of bias with cables and calipers... :wink:


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