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    Best way to install brake levers

    Is there a trick to ensure both levers are installed at the same level/angle on the handlebars?

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    I hold a level (as a straight edge) on the bottom of the drops. and adjust the brake levers so that the tip of the lever just touches the level...

    This only works if you happen to like the way this lines up, but it is one of the traditional methods.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cmyke
    Is there a trick to ensure both levers are installed at the same level/angle on the handlebars?
    The old eyeball trick works pretty well.
    alf

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    Quote Originally Posted by old_alfie
    The old eyeball trick works pretty well.
    alf
    ... viewed from the side, with either new or old eyeballs.

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    rotate your bars so you can put a level between the brakes on the hoods, and level accordingly
    Irregardless is not a word, and you do not sound more intelligent using it.

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    i'm kind of a geek but i set one lever exactly where i want it, then tape a piece of cable along the bar so it touches the clamp. i cut it at the end of the handlebar, then move the cable to the other side and tape it to the bar and slide the second lever till the clamp just touches the cable. takes a couple extra minutes, but i end up with them perfectly even.

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    you could always use a measuring tape to measure from the bottom of the drops up to the bottom of the hoods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the sloth
    you could always use a measuring tape to measure from the bottom of the drops up to the bottom of the hoods.
    You'll be in good company doing it that way because that's what Lance Armstrong used to do.

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