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    dirty harry lever won't fit!

    I just got a dirty harry lever bmx lever, but it won't fit. I am trying to fit it onto some nitto drops, but having no luck. I have seen other other people riding with one. So did they modify it to fit, like maybe trying to file it down? I thought i would ask before i start to butcher it and some has a better idea than filing it. Anyone else running one with nitto drops too?

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    It's made for BMX bars, which are 22.2 mm diameter, slightly smaller than the running length on Nitto bars. Nitto's are a road standard dimension, so regular road levers (or any lever sized for road bars) will work. I haven't seen a Dirty Harry in a road size, but you can get Goldfingers in both sizes (actually in 22.2 and then a 26.0 version with shims supplied to fit the Nitto). The Goldfingers are very hard to find in the larger size, for some unknown reason. I have an extra couple levers if you want to buy a pair and trade off the other one to someone else; PM me if you're interested.

    By the way, this is the same problem with Paul levers. An option to consider (not quite as short as the Dirty Harry) is a cyclocross top-bar lever -- everyone makes them and they work well. They actually have better leverage with regular dual-pivot road brakes.

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    I used a 15/16" reamer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Lesar
    I used a 15/16" reamer.
    yep. bmx levers rule.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 11.4
    An option to consider (not quite as short as the Dirty Harry) is a cyclocross top-bar lever -- everyone makes them and they work well. They actually have better leverage with regular dual-pivot road brakes.
    Not in my experience. The Tektro rx-2 was definitely showing signs of pulling more cable than a road caliper needs. You have to wrestle it like godzilla to get stopping power. My shiny new BMX lever is much better.
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