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I currently have my old 85 roadie (downtube shifters), my hardtail, and my SS setup wo the right brake lever activates the front brake. i think this is the "english" way, but i find it helps train me for motorcycle riding, and i feel i have more control with the right hand.

i am building up a new roadie with tiagra STI shifters. can you run the right lever to the front brake? is this considered a no-no in the STI world?

plus, is the us and canada the only two nations that do the right lever/rear brake setup? if so, any reason? is it the same reason some nations drive on the opposite side of the road as we do? that being no good reason?
 
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