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10-19-2013, 10:44 AM
What are you using for a parking break lever? Im thinking Of using a friction shifter with a extra side pull break on the rear wheel.

I gotta add a washer somewhere on the frame to lock it up. Probably gunna need a extra cable lock for the front wheels. Wait a min. I can go threw the triangle as usual.


10-19-2013, 10:52 AM
I just squeeze the brake handle and put a wrap of Velcro around the handle. Holds like a champ and very lo tech.

10-19-2013, 01:41 PM
Thats what I did on the etrike BUT you need a good friction lever with good friction not a plastic lever .I tend to put it on with my foot as I leave the trike .

BTW I use a standard steel rear rack with new brackets mounted to bring it closer to the rear wheel and mount off the rear brake mounts

regards emma

10-19-2013, 08:48 PM
never thought about velcro. sometimes lo teck is high teck. i think thats the way ta go for me. plus it stores any where!

10-20-2013, 06:22 AM
I just push a wire pin thru the gap in the lever when its pulled on tight . Pin hangs on a zip tie loop when not being used. Works on either brake lever if the loop is big enough.
steve G.

10-20-2013, 01:09 PM
I have these bookmarked in my "wish list" on Amazon: Pyramid Tech Seven Locking Brake Lever Set (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000AO5IYO/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B000AO5IYO&linkCode=as2&tag=inm06-20)

10-20-2013, 06:53 PM
those are nice, but im going to be using trigger shifters, and they have built in break levers. ill have to look and see if i could use a pin as Tictock brought up.

10-20-2013, 07:56 PM
There is a thread about this on the forum. If you use the pin idea, just adjust the cable until there is just enough room form the pin to go through when the lever is pulled firmly--it will then hold the bike still on most hills.
You may have to juggle with the cable length, but it is a simple way to get a parking break, and also makes nit harder for a thief to get going quick, as its its not so easy to see why it won't move!
Steve G

10-22-2013, 06:53 PM
Pin idea. Never herd that on the other forums im on. Is it in the street fox roo.?

10-22-2013, 09:56 PM
Hi Shaggy,
No its not on any AZ plan.
Just pull the front brake lever, and look for a gap (or a hole on some levers) where there is room to push a wire pin through, push in pin, release lever and it grips the pin, and if adjusted properly, the brake is locked on. To release, squeeze lever, pull pin, count to ten and throw---sorry, wrong forum---pull pin, and ride away.
Use a cord loop or zip tie on the bars to prevent loosing the pin (or carry a pocket full of pins).
Steve G

10-22-2013, 10:02 PM
Probably going to use a velcro strap. I have a big roll of it already. I use it to secure batteries in my rc plains, and helicopters.

10-23-2013, 09:21 AM
never thought about velcro. sometimes lo teck is high teck. i think thats the way ta go for me. plus it stores any where!

I use a heavy rubber bracelet that I can stretch over the brake handle for a parking brake. Works well and couldnt be simpler.

10-23-2013, 11:55 AM
Thats a great idea as well. I got a few of them somewhere. Ill have tp look for them.