Machine Politics vs L'Équipe, August 2010. Photo by Steph Simcox
Has anyone used one of these in their double brake setup? I have a lever that I really like, and I'd rather just get the doubler as opposed to a new lever. Is this foolish?
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well, then. Good to know.
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i'll sell you mine for the cost of shipping?
is that because you are a nice guy, or because it's kind of useless?
i had to mess with or worry about it all the time. maybe i wreck too much, maybe the inside location of rear v brake boss made housing too strict, maybe i pull too hard on my levers? whatever the case i am front only now and way happier with the simplicity. i can see it's place on a not so abused bike, but not mine.
I'm curious about the negative feedback. Is this doubler useless in general or specifically for polo? Is the stopping power really weak or is the issue with the hardware sitting out in the open where it can take a beating?
I used one for almost 2 years. It worked great for 3/4 of the time the other 1/4 was constant messing about. I had several in-line barrel adjusters which helped. The whole thing seemed heavily dependent on it being set up perfectly which it was at the start. Over time it took knocks, the cables wore down and the system became weaker. Now i've upgraded to PAUL everything and couldn't be happier.
Works fine (use inline barrel adjusters). Yeah, more of a hassle to set up than a paul lever, but not a huge problem if you're mechanically inclined. Same power. I find there is less friction in this system than others.
i agree, it's a better option than anything but a paul lever, and i don't like the shape and feel of the paul levers