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Old 07-16-06, 09:19 AM   #1
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Disc Brake install trouble

Im upgrading my bike to use disc brakes, and everything seems fine
except I cant get enough cable pull from my brake levers. They are
the original levers for the caliper brakes. Do I need disc-specific
brake levers?
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Old 07-16-06, 10:25 AM   #2
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What disk set-up is it? try pulling the arm on the disk up a bit, then tightening the cable.
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If these are road bike levers they won't work with any disc brake setup because of what you describe. Avid does make a disc brake setup for road bikes but that is the only I know of. You may be able to get one of those travel agent adapters but I don't know if they make them for this type of application. This is why you can't use road bike levers with V-Brakes. They just won't pull enough cable unless you have the travel agent adapter.
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Tektro also makes a road disc caliper (Tektro Aquila), and Problem Solvers makes a disc travel agent.
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Originally Posted by Hobartlemagne
Im upgrading my bike to use disc brakes, and everything seems fine
except I cant get enough cable pull from my brake levers. They are
the original levers for the caliper brakes. Do I need disc-specific
brake levers?
Caliper levers do not pull enough cable. If you're on a mountain bike, you should buy V-Brake levers which are disc compatible. This is preferable to buying the roadie disc brakes.
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