Bicycle Mechanics - Flat Bar road bike
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03-11-08, 12:35 PM
I'm thinking about putting a flat bar on my SS road bike. Will I have any trouble using mtn bike brake levers with road brakes. They are Shimano 105 brakes.
03-11-08, 12:57 PM
Will I have any trouble using mtn bike brake levers with road brakes?
Only 2 of my "road" bikes have drop bars. :rolleyes:
This is my steel Merlin and my '69 Clive Stuart. :)
Both have Campy calipers.
03-11-08, 03:13 PM
Ideally you should find some of the old style canti MTB levers so the cable pull and leverage is correct. It's simple enough to try some V brake levers though. If you need too much effort to provide the stopping force then go haunt the old parts boxes for some of the canti levers.
03-12-08, 02:06 AM
I'm doing the same thing and decided to go with inline brake levers... I think you can find tektro/nashbar, forte/performance, or cane creek ones.
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