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    Cable routing question

    I am about to flop 'n chop SR Modolo bend drop bars into bullhorns. I also have a DiaComp reverse brake lever (TT lever) which has internal routing. My dilema is...where do I drill the exit hole for the cable housing? On the back or the bottom of the reinforced section of the bar? As close to the stem as I can or farther out?

    Thanks for your help.

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    I really wouldn't drill a hole, especially near the stem. It could develop a tear and crack.
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    Handlebars and stems have the potential for catastrophic failure, I wouldn't tempt fate by drilling holes. Buy a pre-drilled set, or don't use internal routing.

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