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Old 07-31-07, 09:15 AM   #1
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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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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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