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Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Corvallis, OR, USA
Bikes: 2006 Windsor Dover w/105, 2007 GT Avalanche w/XT, 1995 Trek 820 setup for touring, 201? Yeah single-speed folder, 199? Huffy tandem.
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Aero levers - no housing stop
I'll try to explain this the best I can. They are second-hand Dia-Compe aero brake levers. Can''t find a model number, but they're older (circa '90s likely).
Here's the problem: When I slip the brake cable housing into the hole there's nothing to stop it from going all the way through. Without the housing secured, if I pull the lever the housing would move with the cable and the the brake wouldn't do anything.
I figure once the housing is taped to the handlebar, it'll work just fine, but am I missing a part? The hole is big enough to accommodate a ferrule slipped over the end of the housing. I'm thinking a ferrule with a mushroomed end (the end that slides onto the housing) would work.