Insane Bicycle Mechanic
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: other Vancouver
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They work fine. I have a set controlled by a set of Dia-Compe SS-7 brake levers on my "coffee bike": http://home.comcast.net/~jeff_wills/...tour%20008.htm
. The light return action is nice, but you have to pay attention to the cable routing to minimize friction. Bar-ends on bullhorns are about as low-friction a setup as you'll find, so don't worry about it.
One hidden feature of the SLR brakes: There's a plastic block on the end of the return spring. If you remove it, and re-install it so it pushes the spring away from the arm a little farther, the return action of the brake is snappier. This helps when there's a lot of friction in the cable.
Comcast nuked my web page. It will return soon..