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    Senior Member CharleyGnarly's Avatar
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    Old School Versus New School Brake Lever Help

    I have an '09 OM Flyer with direct pull/v brakes on the back. The front fork is drilled for brakes and I would like to put some OS Dia Compe MX 1000 calipers on the front.
    The problem is this: I need two different types of brake levers since they don't seem to be interchangeable due to different leverage needs.
    What are my options? I would really like both levers to be the same type in appearance and don't really care if they "look" old school or new, I just want them to look similar. I am going for a retro deal so either way is fine with me.
    Any help would be great.
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    Stealing Spokes since 82' Fizzaly's Avatar
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    You can try Avid's they have several models that have adjustable leverage, here's an example http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...534#vi-content

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    You can get a conversion plate to mount v-brakes on the front too, and then you can just use the same lever for both.

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