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Originally Posted by reptilezs
yes i want the levers on the inner straight portin of the bars not a TT style lever
In that case if you find a set of MTB or BMX levers that have a little bit of extra meat in the portion that goes around the bars your best option would be to just Dremel or cleanly file out the mount to fit and push them on. A screwdriver to wedge open the split a little will ease the travel around the bends.
Actually as I was typing this another thought occured to me. The typical cyclocross interrupter levers have that issue about the ends being flexed too close to the swaged end. BUT!.... If you were to use the road end of the cable and slip on a 1 inch piece of housing with ferrules to hold the end away from the lever and then just wrap this stub under the bar tape I don't see why this would not move any stress away from the end and allow you to use these as your only brake lever. This way you're using the levers sort of in the way that was originally intended.
Or of course you COULD leave this little isolation stub sticking out in the breeze where it's easier to swap or otherwise inspect. In fact that may not be a bad idea for the first few thousand miles just to be able to monitor for any broken cable strands. But the under the bar tape option would be cleaner if it works out.
Last edited by BCRider; 01-12-10 at 10:58 PM.