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    Senior Member eric von zipper's Avatar
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    brake lever questions

    Iíve done some google searching on this, but I canít seem to find out, does shimano make a road brake lever (not STI) with a brown/tan hood? Or do they make brown/tan replacement hoods? I have seen that campy makes them, are they compatible with avid shorty 6 brakes? And all of the components on the bike are shimano, is there a problem with mixing brands such as this? Thanks for your help.
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    You should be able to use the Campy lever with the Avid brake with no trouble. It's just a brake lever, not a brifter. You can't mix a Shimano lever with a Campy brake, as the Campy brake does NOT have a release to open the caliper, and the Shimano lever lacks the release button that Campy uses.

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    Senior Member eric von zipper's Avatar
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    thanks for the info, DieselDan.

    did you guys get any effect from ophelia? there is a lot more damage here (wilmington, nc) than i thought there'd be.
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    Some 30 mph winds, but no rain at all. I'm close enough to Savannah, GA I can smell it.

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