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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?

    Thanks

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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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