Bicycle Mechanics - is it possible road bike SIS brake lever conversion ?
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02-22-10, 11:58 PM
is it possible to set up SIS style road brake lever ( those ones). http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn184/sportymamabikes/DSC07976.jpg
the way a ultegra brifter works (meaning the shift cable does not come out from the side of the hood ?)
yeah weird question i know but it is typical of me lol
02-23-10, 12:13 AM
STI refers to the combo brake/shifting stuff (SIS is just Shimano Indexing System, doesn't include brakes). Last I looked Campy had the better looking routing, but thought I saw newer DuraAce does have the aero cable routing. Maybe this thread helps? http://www.bikeforums.net/archive/index.php/t-203411.html. One reason I like downtube shifters, less fugly.
02-23-10, 02:12 AM
The new brifters are designed differently than the old.
I've seen it done in a half-assed way with Nokon housing.
Like this stuff:
The cable still comes out the side of the brifter, but loops in under the tape close to the forward curve of the bars.
I thought it looked tragic. A lot of effort and expense to achieve the goal of crappier gear changes.
My advice: if you want concealed cables, sell your bike and save up for a new one.
02-23-10, 04:12 AM
Agreed. Nokon housing is the only way I know of to achieve what you're after, I have it on one of my bikes for that purpose. However, it's expensive and so probably not worth it for the 8-speed equipment shown in the photo.
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