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I just entered the bicycle scene as I bought myself a FUJI DECLARATION 2012 (link as shown)
I planned to change to a bullhorn handlebar, so bought myself this: http://www.velogear.com.au/bike-parts/bike-parts/handlebars/aero-bullhorn-bars/bullhorn-bars-wing-shape.html
However I am stuck with the brake levers. I read that u can use the normal brake lever like this:
But im looking more of a decent one. Not sure whether am i supposed to get a TT brake lever or a Reverse Brake lever.
and i read that i need to change the length of the cables etc.
Any help for a newbie??
something like this will work. The cable runs externally. Like this pic you can just see where the cable comes out of the lever and under the bar tape.
Not sure what the difference between that and tt brake levers are. Maybe the tt lever have internal cable routing. I don't know if those bars you have are internal cable capable.
The other option is similar to the pic you posted except turn it the other way around and have the cable sticking out the top, similar to this
One last thing to consider is those bullhorn bars will push your hand position out 100mm, so if it currently fits, it might not after. Maybe new stem will be needed too.
EDIT: curious to know if your hands will stay on the bars on a quick stop with bullhorn bars.
This is what I did. As per the Cane Creek 200TT levers in my 2nd picture and external cable routing http://www.bicycles.net.au/forums/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=1707&start=1400#p860656.
So whats the go on braking hard, are there shaky moments with the hands wanting to come off the handlebars?
Hey thanks for your reply!! i guess i have to see what is my desired position first. I will probably try to use my current brake levers and find out my sweet spot on the bullhorn. If it is nearer to the ends i will get the reverse brake lever!
Thanks! i will look into the TT brake levers too. i guess TT brake levers and reverse brake levers and even my current brake levers are possible. i think i just have to worry about the diameter of the bullhorn and the inner bar end diameter and also the tip of the brake wires too!
Great bike btw! Loving the wheels! will probably get that too to lighten my bike!
No I don't find it shaky or scary as I have my thumbs around the curved bit - a bit like how you grip the hoods. In-fact I found it more scary braking from the tops as I felt more unstable and way too upright though I hadn't cut the steerer at the time. Even now with the steerer cut and no spacers I would still be more confident braking on the bar ends/tt levers.
Hey guys i received my bullhorn and this is what i did.
I reused my brake levers and place it through the bullhorn. It took quite a while to fit it as its quite a tight fit. Had to use hammers and stuff to get it in. I went for a short ride and it feels really decent. But i think i might get the TT brake levers or the reverse brake levers and put the griptape over.
is it me or is your velogear bullhorn looks really wide....440mm???
anyway....I have similar set up like this...I found that when I need the brakes I am on the hood...when I am on the horn, I am usually sprinting or hill climb which don't need to touch the brakes...
its 420mm. fits me perfectly. i wont be able to put the brakes at the hood as it has a flat profile.
Not surprising - the originals bars are MTB bars, and are a smaller diameter than the bullhorns which are road bars.
Cycle touring blog and tour journals: whispering wheels...
yup. currently im planning to change to either the Tektro RX 5 or the Cane Creek 200TT. However i need to change the brake cables too and im trying to find any websites selling them both cheaply.. any links?
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