You just waste the stupid grips
Hey bro nice video. Just found and subbed. quick question: can old bikes support new brake lever systems?
I haven't tried Race Face Atlas bar, but I tried a Turbine bar in 31.8 it worked well, no problems, but I have a SIXC35 on my bike now, the shop probably has a big stock on green version of 20mm rise, I see they have that on 30mm rise too, it was cheap, and only 800mm I could find in Norway, so it was fast option, but it held up so far.
but nothing wrong with going with aluminium handlebar, I would do that if I were to choose now.
Atlas bar is a common choice I see.
nicely done. I am curious how these brake levers perform, stiffness, does the reach adjustment bolt stay in place? I've tried TRP ML930 it did not on that model, it came loose, even with Loctite, I think it was due to body flexing, but the cheaper option was better TRP Spyke ML800 levers, they have adjustment in the lever blade instead, but the lever blade has play, in the bushing, and it gets worse with use, and the thing pulling the wire is riveted, not greatest design there, but having the reach adjustment in the lever was a great idea. I have reviews on both on my website.
I saw a that a dude cut up his frame, changed geometry on it, welded it back, made a outdated downhill bike into a modern downhill bike, and upgraded the parts on it. I saw it on GMBN, not the upgrade process most do. he made the reach longer, head angle slacker. of course not everyone is a pro welder or works in a metal shop or similar.
unskilled, unexperienced people don't do this, unless you can afford to mess it up.
I would love to see ride videos after each upgrade to see which really made a difference by themselves.
It’s about time to change my rear cassette haven’t made my mind up yet. Thinking box or Shimano. I already have moderate grade Shimano parts on my bike already. What would you suggest.
Haha I'm with you, those brake and shifter combos are the worst dang idea anyone could have ever come up with. Nice budget upgrade series you got going on here. We are looking forward to the next part. Thanks for the video.
You should discuss the pros and cons of wide vs short bars, not just "it's what you're accustomed to". Also, the stem and bars work as a unit. That's a long stem for such a wide bar, and by setting it up this way you may have degraded the bike's handling.
Nice job and simple edit.Good camera work to get the work in progress too..Good job Gene!!
I need *Cross top levers* in my life
You all are missing 1 huge issue or warning ... these brakes contribute to end-over handlebars accidents that in many cases would not have happened. The greatest leverage point for keeping you on your bike is your hands on the hoods. This is fact not opinion. Science calls it the physics of leverage. I have raced for 25 years, have been riding for a total of 37 years and a retired SFFD fireman of 28 years. My experiences in my job, racing and riding with these brakes have been many more than the average person. I used them on my Track bike during winter training and on my Cycle Cross bikes for racing ... I respect them like a rifle or hand gun ... handle with caution and use wisely.
can a cross lever be used as stand alone?
Great stuff. I've just tried this and got a frayed cable. What does a new cable have that prevents more fraying? Is it infused with solder, perhaps?
it says on the box (...caliper/ canti brakes) I am a little confused
or also regular caliper road bike brakes
so only cantilever brakes?
You don`t show the mechanical aspect of this device. Utterly useless to me trying to figure out if i can use this brake or not.
can you put bullhorn brakes on drop bars?
@Art's Cyclery I've seen people on the net saying that you can use these on their own (on Sheldon Brown's website for example). I've been searching for examples but I can hardly find any, and almost everyone who uses interruptor brake levers uses them in conjunction with drop levers. In addition to that, most people seem to use cantilever brakes or V-brakes which is completely alien to me as I've only ever seen road bikes with calliper brakes. So my questions are as follows:
- Can you use interruptor brake levers on their own?
- Can you use them with calliper brakes?
- If they do work with calliper brakes, do they only work with modern double-pivot-point callipers or also with older style single-pivot callipers?
If I buy a fixie with breaks, can I take it off?
Where can I buy the silver covering the ends on the brake housing? 1:46 is where the video added one. Are they necessary, I think you called them housing barrels?
Thanks,Good clear instructional video.I am about to fit these secondary levers to a Touring bike for better speed control rather than reaching for main levers all the time.I can also stay easier in the upright riding position on long rides.
I am trying to replace my drop bar handlebar to one that is a Schwinn flat bar. I have the dual brakes like the bike here, and the flat bar only has the one set of brakes with gears (not a huge deal b/c of bike differences). How would I replace the handlebars without damaging wires or ruining the connection to the brakes? Sorry if this is confusing I've just never replaced handlebars before!
would these cross top brake levers fit a vilano shimano bike? I have no idea how to find out what size or which ones I should get.
Thanks for that.
can we use these with mechanical disc brakes? thanks.
How do you install cross top brake levers on hydraulic brakes. I don't think there is any way to do it.
What is the name of this type of brake lever?
Hello! Is possible to install these without the road brakes? I need some small inconspicuous brakes for a bike I'm building (riser bar and mountain bike brakes look a little too meaty) and these look perfect.
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How do the new levers grip the cable? You just threaded it through loose?
just what I was looking for! thanks
May i know the clamping size of your bars?
nice one brother !Thank you!
Can this be done if you're using non-aero break lever?
I wan't to fit horizontly positioned brake lever's on my racer, but not like the 1's I'm seeing here.
Hey maybe somebody can help me. I installed a cross lever just like in the video. But now the cross lever works perfectly fine, only when I pull the main lever, the brakes aren't releasing at all. When I'm pulling the cross lever again, it works, but just the cross lever. Couldn't find the error. Cable housing and cables are brand new, they run very smooth.
Can these brake levers be used on their own? Like can the head of the cable be placed into the interrupter lever? Would it be a road brake cable?
This is great, looking forward to trying this. Do you have a list of tools and additional parts needed? I see the (obviously the break lever), Way Hex Wrench, extra crimp end, cable and housing cutter, allen wrench, barrel. Is that it?
i'm stunned as hell and i get this. thank you
how do we know what size clamp diameter to get? i often see an option of 24mm or 31.8mm i have a schwinn solara
Can these be used standalone?
Gonna put a cross lever on my butterfly bar.
Can I use cross top brake levers as the only brake and not have them be in-line. My old singlespeed used to have brake handles that look like the ones you installed as opposed to getting regular brake levers.
You should have titled it 'How to convert a normal bike to a nerd bike' Hahah!. It sucks!.
Thanks for making this video - extremely helpful - I'm planning this for my road bike. Question: do these types of inline brakes produce close to the same stopping power as the primary brake?
I have a bullhorn handlebar, I’m looking for ideas for my brake/shifter levers. I’m looking for microshift barends levers but my question is: These brake levers can be used in reverse mode? Looks like a dropbar brake mode... I think I explain good my idea... my English is not gods sorry...
I've been wanting to get these on my bike for awhile now but my LBS is so damn busy with all these pandemic bike riders tuning up their dusty bikes that my bike would sit in the shop for weeks. Time do it myself haha. Thanks for the video.