left-handed brake on Bacchetta

Discussion in 'Recumbent bicycles' started by Jim H, Dec 21, 2003.

  1. Jim H

    Jim H Guest

    Has anyone tried putting a left-handed (reversible noodle) linear-pull brake on the front of a
    Bacchetta Giro to get a better cable routing?

    So far I've found reversible brakes by Paul, Odyssey and Avid. I'm wondering if it would actually
    work out ok.
     
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  2. In article <[email protected]>, [email protected] says...
    > Has anyone tried putting a left-handed (reversible noodle) linear-pull brake on the front of a
    > Bacchetta Giro to get a better cable routing?
    >
    > So far I've found reversible brakes by Paul, Odyssey and Avid. I'm wondering if it would actually
    > work out ok.

    In my quest for better brakes for my Lightning Voyager, I got some Cane Creek Direct Curve
    reversible brakes. They provide better braking than any Oddyssey or Avid brakes that I have tried. I
    am not concerned about the cable routing with the Giro. However when I replace the brakes on the
    Giro, I will probably go with the Cane Creek Direct Curve.

    http://www.canecreek.com/site/product/brakes/01_dc5.htm
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    Cletus D. Lee Bacchetta Giro Lightning Voyager http://www.clee.org
    - Bellaire, TX USA -
     
  3. Jim H

    Jim H Guest

    I don't know what a Voyager looks like but on a Giro I fear the no-noodle Cane Creek brake wouldn't
    allow the cable to tuck under the boom on a right turn because the cable exits at a high angle.

    My Giro has SRAM linear-pulls (not the factory standard). I can route the cable so the front brake
    works well but everything has to be "just right", with a cable tie here and there, and I'm
    frequently fiddling with it. The noodle rubs the finish off the the front fork. Seems like a left-
    hand brake would be better.
     
  4. In article <[email protected]>, [email protected] says...
    > I don't know what a Voyager looks like but on a Giro I fear the no-noodle Cane Creek brake
    > wouldn't allow the cable to tuck under the boom on a right turn because the cable exits at a
    > high angle.

    Actually, the Cane Creek DC-5 will clear on my Giro. There is some chance for cable contact with the
    boom on extreme (slow) right turns. I had less room on my Lightning (P-38) Voyager but tight turns
    never presented a problem. I think a Left Brake noodle would also interfere at about the same point
    in the turn.

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    Cletus D. Lee Bacchetta Giro Lightning Voyager http://www.clee.org
    - Bellaire, TX USA -
     
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