Bicycle Mechanics - Basic Brake Lever install
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06-25-10, 11:35 AM
Looking to switch out my brake levers on my road bike. It has downtube shifters, so It really is just the brrakes. Problem is, bike tutor, sheldon brown, and others dont outline how to install/remove them. Anyone have a quick link for this easy task?
06-25-10, 11:48 AM
With the brake cable detached from the brake, squeeze the lever.
Peek into the opening between the lever and the hood. There's an hex bolt in there to loosen the band clamp holding the lever to the bars.
06-25-10, 12:09 PM
Sometimes there is a slot or hole on the front of the brake lever that you stick the end of your hex key through...others you have to squeeze the lever to access the bolt. Normally you need either a 4mm or 5mm allen/hex key for the bolt.
06-25-10, 03:55 PM
On an older brake lever it may require a large flat-bladed screwdriver.
06-27-10, 06:54 PM
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