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Bicycle Travel => Gear Talk => Topic started by: Dr. John on December 18, 2012, 06:41:13 pm

 
Title: Cross-levers on drop bars and handlebar bags
Post by: Dr. John on December 18, 2012, 06:41:13 pm
Does anyone use cross-levers with a handlebar bag?  I am concerned about having room for cable routing.  I am thinking of Paul cross-levers, as I am using v-brakes and an Ortlieb bag.
I am also considering a new drop bar.  I have the stock bar on a 2009 LHT, but when I set the ramps close to level for comfort, the drops are too steep.  The Nitto Noodle seems to have a good bend to solve this problem, but I don't want that long of a reach.  It looks like the Ritchey Pro Evo Curve might work, but I'm wondering about the oversized clamp area. Any thoughts?  Part of the reason I am thinking of cross-brakes is to get in a more vertical position on steep decents for drag and to get over that feeling of going over the top.  -Thanks
Title: Re: Cross-levers on drop bars and handlebar bags
Post by: craig on December 20, 2012, 02:08:32 am
I am using a combination of Nitto Noodle bars, Pauls Thumbies, Tektro cross levers, and an Ortlieb handlebar bag. It is a compact and clean installation that works well for me. I switched out the Ortlieb mounting bracket for a Klickfix and added an extension which was needed to clear the cables exiting the Thumbies. I have no idea if the Ortlieb extension would work as well.
Title: Re: Cross-levers on drop bars and handlebar bags
Post by: Dr. John on December 26, 2012, 12:37:11 pm
Thanks Craig, I was actually wondering about the Klickfix mount also, so I guess I'll give it a try.