I understand the need for different levers depending on the two brakes...but how can you tell them apart?
I have two basic, black, brandless mountain bike brake levers, and I know for a fact that one had old canti brakes while the other had Tektro 'v-brakes' (direct-pull cantis). They don't seem markedly different.
Measure the distance between where the lever pivots and where the cable (or the little cable hanger if there's one) attaches to the lever. The lever with the longer distance would be the V- levers.
Originally Posted by slopvehicle
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