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    Which brake lever does what Help

    I putting to together my bike, This will no doubt be the lamest question I have to ask? Right lever is front/ brake left is rear or do I have this wrong I have not cut anything yet

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    Quote Originally Posted by wagon89
    I putting to together my bike, This will no doubt be the lamest question I have to ask? Right lever is front/ brake left is rear or do I have this wrong I have not cut anything yet

    Here in 'Merica most folks fun it the opposite way of what you have, 'cept those with a motercycle background.

    The rest of the world, however, runs 'em like you have them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juan Speeder
    Here in 'Merica most folks fun it the opposite way of what you have, 'cept those with a motercycle background.
    I have no moto background and I run my brakes right-front and I am a 'mercan.
    The rest of the world, however, runs 'em like you have them.
    Nope. It varies from area to area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wagon89
    I putting to together my bike, This will no doubt be the lamest question I have to ask? Right lever is front/ brake left is rear or do I have this wrong I have not cut anything yet
    When you purchase a bike, the left lever controls the front brake, the right the rear. But if you prefer it the other way, it shouldn't be too big a problem. It is usually set up that way because most people are right handed, so they put the front brake on the weak hand so you don't accidentally grab it too hard--at least that was probably the logic, though many can testitfy to grabbing the front brake way to hard with their weak hand, anyway.

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    Thanks everyone I got the brakes hooked up tonight Now if my seatpost would just come. Then again there is a huge mess of shifter cables I have to contend with

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