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Old 08-17-06, 06:21 AM   #1
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Removing brake levers and hoods

I am in the process of changing from drop bars to butterfly bars, and I need to remove my hoods and brake levers. Problem is, I don't know what to do!

It is an old 80s-vintage bike, with gum dia-comp hoods. The brake cables come out of the top of the hoods.

Any clues?

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Old 08-17-06, 07:06 AM   #2
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there should be a 4 or 5 mm hex bolt, if you pull on the brake lever and look inside at the opening pulling creates. loosen that
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Remove the cables, squeeze the lever, look inside. See the screw.
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Easy when you know where to look! Thanks
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I had a pair of old Dia Comps that mystified me for a bit.... There were little rubber plugs you pulled out that let you insert an allen wrench.
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