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Old 02-20-07, 04:30 PM   #1
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A Different Brake Thread

So I'm building my first fixed gear bike and I want to put a cross lever brake on it near the stem. I'm doing this on the cheap and noticed that BMX brake levers are real cheap on ebay. I've already had some stem issues with the Cinelli bars I have as they require a 26.4mm clamp. Does anyone know if BMX brake levers will fit on my bars or not? Right now I'm looking at something like this:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Bike-Brake-Lever...QQcmdZViewItem

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Old 02-20-07, 04:43 PM   #2
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No, I highly doubt it.
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A BMX lever won't fit on most normal road bars without some serious convincing (file, pliers, etc.). Trying to put them on your Cinelli's will be the most infuriating thing ever.
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Right now I'm looking at something like this:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Bike-Brake-Lever...QQcmdZViewItem
Sorry....ain't gonna fit...
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Old 02-20-07, 05:18 PM   #5
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i fit a bmx lever on my bars... it'll take a lot of coercing, and it won't tighten down all the way...

depending on how much you'll need the brake / how confident you are in it not falling off you should be fine.
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Old 02-20-07, 05:41 PM   #6
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definitely not on cinellis.
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There are oversized 25.4 BMX levers. I'm sure you could get one on a 26.4 bar, with filing/drilling/whatever or simply bending it open. A 22.2 will never fit though.
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definitely not a different break thread.
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