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    Campy brakes, TT levers, ... quick-release??

    So I just bought some Campy Mirage mono-planar calipers that I'm hoping to use on my tri bike. The bike will be equipped with the usual TT-style levers on the base bar. What's the best option (or is there an option) for getting a quick-release built in to this setup? Can one get TT levers with a quick-release? or some kind of add-in-gizmo?
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    I just built a TT bike for a teammate with full Campy group. Since I normally use Shimano (with the quick release on the caliper) I faced the same dilemma with the TT levers. QR is a nice concept but not an essential one in my opinion. You can adjust the caliper to achieve sufficient braking power while still allowing the wheel (with 23mm wide tire) to be removed albeit a bit tighter than with the quick release opening all the way. There may be other options out there, but this is what worked for me.

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    Just run your brakes so they clear the tire. Its how I do it on all my bikes. Might feel weird at first but you actually have more control and modulation

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    Thanks guys ... that's likely what I'll end up having to do. Don't like the idea though but it will work. Campy lists a brake lever under "time trial components", but they have no details whatsoever about them. I contacted a shop for more information and it turns out they're just standard drop bar aero levers.

    So unless maybe there's an accessory gizmo that will fit in my cable run somewhere ... ?

    If it just doesn't feel right I suppose I'll use these Gipiemmes I have, or get a set of 105 dual-pivots.
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    I have exactly the opposite arrangement on my newest bike, Campy Ergo levers and Shimano Dura Ace brakes, so I have a quick release on both the levers and the brake calipers. They would clear MTB tires if needed.

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    well isn't that lucky for you

    These Campy brakes are just such a nice design, I couldn't resist, and besides it's a tri bike - don't need brakes, they just slow you down
    Last edited by yairi; 01-24-07 at 10:45 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yairi
    well isn't that lucky for you
    Skill, not luck

    These Campy brakes are just such a nice design, I couldn't resist, and besides it's a tri bike - don't need brakes, they just slow you down
    The people waiting at the transition area might be happier if you could stop when needed.

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    OK I'll grant you I need them once per ride!
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    Set the cable tension with the barrel adjuster all the way up. You can then screw it down for a notso quick release.
    Bikes use brakes to stop.

    If your bike has breaks, don't ride it.

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    Makes sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yairi
    Campy lists a brake lever under "time trial components", but they have no details whatsoever about them.

    They are just Record brake levers w/o the shifting internals.

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