Here she is. She’s more beautiful than I had imagined. Pictures don’t do her justice. The frame used to belong to Scot Cooper (he now has a custom carbon Calfee), and I had it and the T7 handle powder coated safety orange. I’m very pleased. I thought the blue handles would go nicely, but now that I see it together, I’m going to swap them out for black.
For you other guys using T7 handles, where do you mount the brake handle? I plan on mating this with a magura.
I have Maguras on my Hunter 36" with T7 handle. The stock Magura brake hose is too short to reach the part that you place your hand (hand prong?) I ordered a hydraulic repair kit from Magura and the replacement hose fit perfectly. See photo below.
Ok, this might sound like a dumb question, but which is your dominant handle holding hand? ie did you mount it on the right prong because you’ve nearly always got a hand there, or because it’s out of the way and only used when you’ve got 2 hands on the handle?
Not a dumb question atall, I always rest my right hand on the right prong and mounted the handle on this side, not sure i trust myself to operate it with the left hand. There’s plenty of clearance between the prong and the brake lever to hold it wihtout the lever interferring.
Wow! 93,450 miles already! You’ve been going some!
Well, you’ve given me a dilema now. I rest my left hand on the left prong for most of the time, and occasionally have both left and right resting together. However, I’m not sure that I trust my left hand for braking either. Hmmm…
I should get the brakes for this weekend, so I’ll see what feels comfortable I guess.