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    Discs

    Anyone ever use the MTB Avid BB7 mechanical disc brakes with road levers? How did it work out?

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    http://www.bikeforums.net/archive/in...p/t-91418.html

    looks like it's no problem - as long as the levers work with cantilever brakes and are not intended for v-brakes it should be ok I think

    probably better if this question was in mechanical
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    Actually, I'm looking at the reverse - road levers with MTB calipers. I know I can't use V brakes with road levers, but I wonder if there's any difference with discs. I'm building up a Nashbar CX frame with discs - which is why I'm asking here.

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    There is a special BB7 made for road levers.

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    Yeah, I know, but someone is trying to convince me to use the MTB ones on hand. I don't expect they'll work, but I wondered if anyone here has tried it successfully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AJU View Post
    Yeah, I know, but someone is trying to convince me to use the MTB ones on hand. I don't expect they'll work, but I wondered if anyone here has tried it successfully.
    They'll only work with Travel Agents or perhaps Dia Compe 287-V brake levers.

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