Join Date: May 2003
Location: Mountain Brook. AL
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PDF says DO NOT DRILL OR CUT BAR to route cable, at risk of (various unmentioned
terrible problems). So you are on your own here. Be aware bar failure can be a pretty
bad event, not as bad as wheel disintegration or the fork breaking off but not far away.
If I had the cojones, I would make a small hole at the end of the depressed area in the
bar where the cable hides under the bar tape. Undersized hole just large enough to
dremel out an opening that allows the housing to come out in a natural way into the
groove. So the hole would have to be cut on the bias to allow the housing to lay
flat in the groove. Best bet get the right bar or swap brake levers. The carbon fiber
can't be worth the hassle. If that is a carbon bar forget it (more loudly: FORGET IT IF
BAR IS CARBON!!) though bar looks Al.