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Old 01-15-10, 07:06 PM   #1
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Can I use AeroLevers?

I know you cant properly use aero levers on all handle bars. These pictures were the best I could do.

Can I use aerolevers on these bars?
My g/f likes using the hoods (before I ripped them off) but I couldnt get them aligned such that either of us could use these levers well from the hoods.



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Old 01-15-10, 07:33 PM   #2
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yes I see no reason why you would not be able to use them. I would suggest new cables and housing also.
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Shouldn't be a problem rasta.
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Yes like others already mentioned. But if you want to retain a secondary brake lever that you can reach from the bar top, you'll need to use interrupter levers (aka cross of cyclocross levers) as shown below.


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also how do i know how far along the bar to place them?
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Put them where they are comfortable. In order to find the best position, ride the bike before you tape up the bars so that adjustments are easier. There are numerous methods for aligning the levers most of which are based on where you ride most. Different lever positions can optimize hand position and brake reach from the hoods or drops. Play around and find something that works.
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Those are older-style bars that are not designed for riding the hoods. You would have to turn them to a wierd angle to level the top. You need a bar shaped more like this:

http://www.rivbike.com/products/show...dle-bar/16-113

Your other question is answered in the 4th paragraph.
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A good starting point is ruler held against the bottom straight part of the drops. Anchor brakes so that the end of the lever is against the ruler. Ride, tweak, ride, tweak. Clean bars with Windex (or alcohol, or the like). Then run bar tape.
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Those are older-style bars that are not designed for riding the hoods. You would have to turn them to a wierd angle to level the top. You need a bar shaped more like this:
see this is what I was talking about but everyone else seems to think they will be fine.
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They will be fine. You might try rotating the bars up a tad, so that the so-called ramp area doesn't angle downward as sharply. If you find it impossible to get comfortable on your current bars or just need an excuse to buy more stuff, however, you may wish to spring for some of them fancy $65 bars.

Considering the turkey levers, I'd hope you didn't spend much more than $65 on the entire bike.

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