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    Campy brake question

    I'm looking to replace one of my brakes and have found a good deal on Campy Xenon ones.

    Am I right to assume that brakes are sufficiently straightforward that they'll work with my Shimano levers?

    And it doesn't look like they've got the little lever to open up the brakes to pull a wheel out... do they?
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    They should work fine, though you correctly assume that they don't have a little quick release lever. Campy levers come with a quick release button mounted on the shifters. In this respect, you're kind of boned, unless somebody else had a miracle solution of which I am not aware.

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    Pity that. Might be Tektro for me.
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    One work-around for the lack of quick releases on Campy calipers is to adjust the brakes with the cable adjustment thimble backed almost all the way out. Then when a flat occurs you screw it all the way in and get additional clearance.

    Another possibility is very narrow tires.

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    Or run your brakes loose so they clear the tire

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    Probably not that big of a problem. If you're going to take your wheel out it's probably flat already and brake clearance isn't going to matter. Or just get the tektros.
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    Quote Originally Posted by operator
    Probably not that big of a problem. If you're going to take your wheel out it's probably flat already and brake clearance isn't going to matter. Or just get the tektros.
    Except then I have to get it back in. Also, I've got two front wheels that I swap back and forth.
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    What's the difference between front and back brakes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Treefox
    Except then I have to get it back in. Also, I've got two front wheels that I swap back and forth.
    That's too bad. Guess it's tektros for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Treefox
    What's the difference between front and back brakes?
    Length of the bolt.
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