Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Silver Spring, MD (MABRA/MAC)
Bikes: Cannondale Cyclocross, Specialized Langster, Giant TCR-C2 Composite
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Barrel Adjusters on Brake Cables
I'm planning on removing my in-line brake levers on my race bike (I tapped them once all season, and that was on a warm up lap). I'll be glad to get rid of the the extra weight and clutter that these levers are, but I will miss having the barrel adjusters that are incorporated into the levers. I've been thinking about using the Jagwire barrel adjusters, but I'm concerned they'll make the brake cable routing too wonky, especially on my Cannondale, where the rear brake cable is routed along the right side of the top tube.
Is anybody using barrel adjusters on thier brake cables, or just running their brakes straight without any barrel adjusters? (BTW, my setup is Shimano Tiagra brifters and Tektro Oryx brakes).