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    What brake levers for moustache bars?

    I have a set of On-One Mungo bars I would like to use for a singlespeed road bike project I have in the works. I know I could just use regualr road levers, but I think it looks silly on the moustache bars. Are the in-line 'cross levers my only other option? I have a set of those, but I have never been happy with their construction or performance. Even the Paul ones needed a return spring in the form of one of those large rubber bands that hold brocolli heads together.

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    Road brake levers on moutache bars look silly? Nevah!


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    Dropbar levers. Inline 'cross levers need to be used in conjunction with drop levers.
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    I've seen these set ups before and am a touch puzzled...why is it necessary to use road/cross levers on this set up? Isn't it possible to use regular, mtb levers??

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    Quote Originally Posted by loonyOne
    I've seen these set ups before and am a touch puzzled...why is it necessary to use road/cross levers on this set up? Isn't it possible to use regular, mtb levers??
    The bar is a larger diameter. mtb levers do not fit.
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    I like the reverse TT style aero-lever on the Mungo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    Dropbar levers. Inline 'cross levers need to be used in conjunction with drop levers.
    inline levers don't need regular levers to work. they can function by themselves.

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    In-Line Levers

    Do work very well by themselves.
    Normal road levers work well and still look good with Moustache type bars.
    Good Luck with the project.
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    You know what I'd be interested in finding out? If time trial levers like these would work on a moustache bar (controlling either cantilever brakes or road brakes, natch):


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    Quote Originally Posted by SpinWheelz
    You know what I'd be interested in finding out? If time trial levers like these would work on a moustache bar (controlling either cantilever brakes or road brakes, natch):
    They do work. I've been using a TT lever on my Mungo bars.

    Not mine, but I have the same setup...

    http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2005...ichaelWise.htm
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    sorry for being a little off - topic, but how's climbing with those moustache bars?

    Doesn't seem like there's anywhere to grip for the steep, technical climbs...

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpinWheelz
    You know what I'd be interested in finding out? If time trial levers like these would work on a moustache bar (controlling either cantilever brakes or road brakes, natch):

    Or even running the in-line levers along the bottoms so they work in a similar fashion.

    Is the reach adjustable on those?
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    Quote Originally Posted by futonrvltnst
    I have a set of On-One Mungo bars I would like to use for a singlespeed road bike project I have in the works. I know I could just use regualr road levers, but I think it looks silly on the moustache bars. Are the in-line 'cross levers my only other option? I have a set of those, but I have never been happy with their construction or performance. Even the Paul ones needed a return spring in the form of one of those large rubber bands that hold brocolli heads together.

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    Good job!

    Moustache-style bars offer a very good hand position for leverage, IMO. More leverage than either my Midge bars/WTB's or risers.




    Quote Originally Posted by RustyBearings
    sorry for being a little off - topic, but how's climbing with those moustache bars?

    Doesn't seem like there's anywhere to grip for the steep, technical climbs...

    thanks

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    take a cheap set of hinged-clamp v-brake levers and file them out til they fit. bonus, since they're hinged, you can relocate them at any time. double bonus, you can use v-brakes instead of sucky cantilevers or cable doublers!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by iliketoridebikes
    take a cheap set of hinged-clamp v-brake levers and file them out til they fit. bonus, since they're hinged, you can relocate them at any time. double bonus, you can use v-brakes instead of sucky cantilevers or cable doublers!!
    you can't use V brakes with road levers?

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    different cable pull, unless you are talking about dia compe 287V

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    not unless you plunk down like 60-70 bucks for those 287V levers.
    i built a couple bikes with those,...not sure if they are worth the money.
    you could probably buy v-brake mtb levers and a file for much less.
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