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Brake Lever compatibility
I am building up a 1x7 commuter bike for a friend and am having some issues with the brake lever compatibility. The rear brake is a typical low end direct-pull Vbrake, and the front brake is a typical low end cable disc brake. The bike will have flat bars and a gripshift. Does anyone know of a set of levers that will work well with a disc brake and a V brake?
I have two sets of brake levers: one pair is an older shimano "m system" from a mid '90s rockhopper. I don't think this will work for the rear Vbrake, since these levers were designed for regular cantilever brakes, and don't pull enough cable.
the other set of levers i have are shimano SLR, which i bought used at a consignment shop. i don't know much about these, but upon installation of the rear lever, it also feels like it isn't pulling enough cable (could have been designed for regular cantilevers).
I've already read what sheldon has to say about brake levers, and I am thinking that maybe neither of the sets of levers I have will be compatible
. hoping this isn't the case though.