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    Brake levers with disc brakes

    Looking to convert my avid bb7 disc brake from flat bar to to drop bars. It is a single speed so I wouldn't need a sti shifter, just a single speed brake hood. What will work well with my brakes?
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    do you have the road or MTB version of the BB7? if you have the MTB version, you will need a set of levers originally designed for v-brakes, like this http://www.canecreek.com/component-other?product=drop-v for drop bars, if you have the road version, you can use just about any lever you like, as long as it wasn't v-brake specific, like this http://www.canecreek.com/component-o...t=levers-scr-5 for example.

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    Since you are not using a combo brifter, you have a choice ..

    V brake compatible brake lever, mountain caliper..

    or a shorter cable pulling aero or cable out the top brake lever

    and the road caliper that uses that shorter cable pull..

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimc101 View Post
    do you have the road or MTB version of the BB7? if you have the MTB version, you will need a set of levers originally designed for v-brakes, like this http://www.canecreek.com/component-other?product=drop-v for drop bars, if you have the road version, you can use just about any lever you like, as long as it wasn't v-brake specific, like this http://www.canecreek.com/component-o...t=levers-scr-5 for example.
    I have avid BB7 ROAD...so the Sram S500 will work?
    Cervelo S1 2010 (road) Lemond Alpe d'Huez 2004 (road)
    Trek 4500 2006 (mtb) Gary Fischer Utopia 2008 (commuter)
    Redline Conquest 2009 (cross) Redline 925 2009 (single speed)

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