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in short, no, there is non PITA method, the task you are doing is pretty close to the original installation of the brake levers.
once you have taken off the tape, and that includes the tape holding down the housing, and you have relocated the levers to a more suitable part of the curve of the drop,
you will want to shorten the housing , as others have mentioned,
in order to not cut the cable too, you must withdraw the inner wire back up the housing,
to at least as far as you are going to make the housing cut..
(don't forget to file the housing end smooth after the cut)
While its apart this far ,consider some top mount additional brake levers, now , so that can be added, while its dismantled.
another housing, but not the cable, cut is involved in installing them, and then re taping up to the secondary brake lever at the top center of the bars.
Last edited by fietsbob; 08-09-10 at 09:22 AM.