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Old 11-06-07, 08:57 PM   #1
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Tektro RL520 v-brake levers for drops?

Anyone tried these here? I'm dying for something more comfortable than the Diacomp 287v.
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Old 11-06-07, 10:41 PM   #2
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I don't think they are out yet but I too am anxious to see how they perform.
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Old 11-06-07, 10:52 PM   #3
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If somebody has a pair of these, please post some pics. Tektro doesn't have a pic on their website, and neither do any of the web retailers that I can find.
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If somebody has a pair of these, please post some pics. Tektro doesn't have a pic on their website, and neither do any of the web retailers that I can find.
There in fact is a photo on the Tektro website.


http://www.tektro.com/02products/10rl520.php
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Awesome! And at a price that says to me "brake levers" rather than "Solid Gold Rocket Car"!
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Old 11-07-07, 11:43 PM   #7
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Awesome! And at a price that says to me "brake levers" rather than "Solid Gold Rocket Car"!
Hilarious!
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Old 11-07-07, 11:53 PM   #8
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There in fact is a photo on the Tektro website.
Indeed there is -- I'm a knucklehead for not looking in the right place.

So the next question -- has anyone used them and how do they feel. I had a pair of the Tektro/Cane Creek SCR5 and took them off in favor of the Shimano BL600 because the Cane Creeks were too wide and chunky feeling. But the tops/hoods of these look a lot more comfortable.
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^^^^

See post #3.....and you do realize that these have different cable pull than the levers you have been using, don't you?
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See post #3.....and you do realize that these have different cable pull than the levers you have been using, don't you?
I can't believe I missed the reviews too -- I'm really not on the ball today. Thanks for having patience with me.

But, as to the cable pull issue -- that one I am on top of. I have been using the little QBP/Problem Solvers "Travel Agent" devices to magnify the cable pull on the Cane Creek and Shimano levers so they could work with the linear pull brakes that I have. A less than ideal solution - but one I found preferable to the DiaComp 287V levers. That's why I was so excited to see that there is an alternative.
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