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Old 2012-03-03, 01:24 AM   #1
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Brake lever extension?

Need help finding one.

I have seen pictures and I have searched but can not find any information on extensions that you can bolt onto a brake lever. Looking for one for a Bengal Helix 3. Any info is appreciated.
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Old 2012-03-03, 02:50 AM   #2
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At the moment the only one commercially available that I'm aware of is the KH "Spooner." You may be able to pick up a Delta brake lever extension, but I don't know if they make them anymore. I think it was originally designed to give access to the brake lever from a handlebar extension on a mountain bike.

If you do a search you can see some custom/DIY spooner type things on the forum.
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Old 2012-03-03, 03:01 AM   #3
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Drill + old spoon + rivets. Bend to suit.
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Old 2012-03-03, 06:13 PM   #4
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I do not recommend a brake lever extension on a road uni. I often choke up on the brake lever so I am pulling very close to the pivot. I find that approach gives me more control in braking. I try to use very gentle braking on my 36" on road rides. I am afraid you would loose the delicate touch with a brake lever.

The situation is different on a muni. There the slopes are steeper and I really do want to lock the wheel occasionally. I have a KH spooner on the muni and it works great.

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Old 2012-03-03, 06:41 PM   #5
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I just modified the end of a Hope brake lever to fit the KH spoon. It required a fair amount of patience, grinding and filing but eventually I did get it to fit.

I wouldn't want to do this on a regular basis but it did work out.

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