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    Flat Bar road bike

    I'm thinking about putting a flat bar on my SS road bike. Will I have any trouble using mtn bike brake levers with road brakes. They are Shimano 105 brakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gomez308 View Post
    Will I have any trouble using mtn bike brake levers with road brakes?
    Not usually!
    Only 2 of my "road" bikes have drop bars.
    This is my steel Merlin and my '69 Clive Stuart.
    Both have Campy calipers.
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    Ideally you should find some of the old style canti MTB levers so the cable pull and leverage is correct. It's simple enough to try some V brake levers though. If you need too much effort to provide the stopping force then go haunt the old parts boxes for some of the canti levers.
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    I'm doing the same thing and decided to go with inline brake levers... I think you can find tektro/nashbar, forte/performance, or cane creek ones.

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