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Old 10-22-07, 06:38 PM   #1
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putting on brake lever

when putting on a brake lever, do you have to take off the handlebar tape so the lever can slide on or do you open it up and slide in on the handlebar?
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Old 10-22-07, 09:53 PM   #2
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You should unwrap the tape back to where the handle's going on and then wrap it back up.
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You should unwrap the tape back to where the handle's going on and then wrap it back up.
If you wrap from the ends inward, as I now do after years of center-out wrapping, you may be able to disassemble the clamp, set it into position, and reassemble in-situ. Otherwise, you will probably need to unwrap all the way so that you can slide the lever-and-clamp assembly over the handlebar end.
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The only exception is when one has taped their bars in the fashion that Ray Dobbins and Chuck Schmidt use:



http://www.raydobbins.com/molteni_replica/molteni_tip

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