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Old 05-07-04, 02:10 PM   #1
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Separate brake+shifter levers: how to mount?

I just picked up a pair of Deore shifters and Avid AD3 brake levers. The stuff was labeled as original equipment, and I only paid $34 for both which seemed like a good deal. Anyway, how do these mount on the handlebar? It seems like they should kind of fit together for a somewhat smooth setup, but I don't see how they possibly could. Where are the shifters supposed to be relative to the levers? Does anyone have a picture of a similar setup so I could see how it is supposed to be? Thanks.
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Shifter pod under brake body, brake body next to grips?
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Shifter pod under brake body, brake body next to grips?
That is what I thought, but they don't really fit together or look right.
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Have seen shifts w\ the optical display positioned on the front of the h-bars.
The shifter is in a body vert angle...all I can think of..g-luck.
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I looked at a friends and he has them mounted the same way I do. What confuses me is what this little screw on the inside of the lever is for. It doesnt seem to do anything. Anyone know why it is there?

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Does it not move the lever itself in and out for a leverage change?
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Yeah the screw changes the reach on the lever. If you screw it all the way in and give the lever a squeeze it will reset the reach so its closer to the bar.
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Does it not move the lever itself in and out for a leverage change?
Yes it does, thanks. I originally thought it was somehow supposed to hold the lever and shifter together.
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Nope...just another adjustment ..
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