Please excuse my terminology, I have a Specialized Tricross (2008) with Shimano Tiagra STI levers, and convenience brakes on the top of the bars, running through the same cable.
Naturally, adjusting brakes is easy enough, but I have a very sharp pull on the
top brakes (flat bars, if I can call them that) - and my STIs pull almost all the way to the stop before even engaging.
Can this be a case of badly adjusted brakes? I asked my Bike shop to service the bike (minor service) - and it came back more or less like this, it's not dangerous, at all - but I like a very short pull on my brakes after a nasty TFCC injury that still isn't recovered.
I've checked the manuals for the STI levers (I expected some kind of internal setting I could crank on these, and have them take up the slack from the
Whilst we're at it, what's the proper name for these inline top-brakes?