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    Does this brake setup work?

    I'm about to purchase a front break setup for my SS build and I just wanted to be sure it would all be compatible. Here are the parts.

    Paul E-Lever
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    Shimano Ultegra caliper or Campy Chorus

    The reason why I'm concerned is because the E-Lever takes MTB style cable. The Torelli cable has both road and mtb ends but I've never setup a brake system from scratch so I just want to be sure.

    Also, I can cut the cable to the length I need? Do the ends reattach? How does that work?
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    Yes, you can cut it. You don't reattach the ends; the brake should clamp the cable and then you put a crimp cap on the naked end.
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    that lever/brake combo should work just fine.

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    Is the E Lever designed for canti brakes or V brakes? If is designed for cantis then everything will work.
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    That sounds right and I feel like an idiot now for not knowing that. My BMX worked the same way, I've never setup road calipers before and assumed it was different. Ok so with the Torelli cables, I just insert the MTB end into the lever and just cut the other end off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cynikal View Post
    Is the E Lever designed for canti brakes or V brakes? If is designed for cantis then everything will work.
    On the Paul site it's listed as being compatible with cantilever and road calipers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lukewall View Post
    that lever/brake combo should work just fine.
    Thanks man. Now the question is, should I go with a Campy Chorus or Shimano Ultegra caliper.

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    looks-wise it is up to you, but I can vouch for very nice braking from the Ultegra.

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    Cam type quick-release on Shimano's calipers might come in handy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kronsteen View Post
    Cam type quick-release on Shimano's calipers might come in handy.
    +1 convenience is awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kronsteen View Post
    Cam type quick-release on Shimano's calipers might come in handy.
    I thought the Ultegra has that?

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    Campy has the release built into the brake lever so get the Shimano.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drainyoo View Post
    I thought the Ultegra has that?
    Ultegra is shimano
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    yeah I know. I thought the poster was telling me to get a caliper with a quick release suggesting that the Ultegras didnt have them. I read the post wrong.

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