Minimalistic bike brake lever

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Summary We assume no responsibility for this thing, at all! Use at your own risk, and be careful! This experiment began with a bike without brakes. It had a clean look but it was very stupid to ride it in traffic. We wanted to see if we could create a simple and discrete front brake lever, since most of the ones we've seen are very ugly. This is a simplification, as it is the smallest amount of volume and visual impact we could get to work (however, we leave no guarantee on this). Safety and self-preservation not included. This design will only work with centre-pull caliper brakes or similar. Print one clip and one lever. Attach with M4 bolt and locknut. 2017-01-25 Proof of concept. First test period done. Hardware needed: 35mm long M4 bolt and a locknut. Designing a lower profile clip. 2017-10-09 The test lever broke today! It has been kept outside for a few weeks, and this morning was especially cold. A new lever will be printed, maybe in PET or ABS. Or maybe just with 100% infill. If anyone would decide to try this, we would really appreciate any input you might have. Print Settings Printer Brand: Wanhao Printer: Wanhao Duplicator i3 V2 Rafts: Doesn't Matter Supports: Doesn't Matter Resolution: 0.2 Infill: 100% Notes: We printed this with 23% infill using black PLA. We have tested it for almost a year, and it is working very well. We have been careful not to expose it to the elements for longer times than necessary. Despite this, we REALLY advise you to print it with 100% infill, and to keep it away from heat, sun, chemicals, rain, cats and heavy machinery. If you still want to use it, that is.

Design Files

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Styrclip_20mm_lopro.stl
89.2 KB
Clip_20mm.stl
87.5 KB
Clip_22mm.stl
90.7 KB
Straight_lever.stl
75.3 KB
Lever.stl
129 KB

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