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    Cant get Paul's E-Lever on Nitto Bullhorns

    I have some RB-018-HT Bullhorns from Nitto and just received a Paul's E-Lever in the mail... but cannot seem to get it onto the bars. Any ideas? From all that I have read in terms of sizes this is certainly possible....

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    Quote Originally Posted by whalesalad View Post
    I have some RB-018-HT Bullhorns from Nitto and just received a Paul's E-Lever in the mail... but cannot seem to get it onto the bars. Any ideas? From all that I have read in terms of sizes this is certainly possible....

    With most of the slide on (non-hinged) levers you need to get a screwdriver into the opening and prise it apart before installation on bullhorns or drop handlebars.

    My Paul Comp would not even get half way around the first bend (Nitto drops) until I gently put an extra 3-4 mm into the space between the ends of the opening in the clamp - my track drops are even more tightly curved than a set of RB-018-HT Bullhorns so it should be fairly easy.

    If you are precious about the finish on your new lever - stick a tea towel or bit of cloth (so as not to scratch the finish) over the business end of the screwdriver before gently levering open. If you are precious about the finish on your bars lightly sand the leading edge/corners of the clamp opening so it is not so sharp. Should take you 5 minutes to install successfully.

    Last edited by tynan; 05-16-08 at 08:38 PM.
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    Awesome dude, thanks for the pix. And now I know I'm not the only one with a right hand front brake lever

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    And wow, I have ultegra's too. Nice white paint, how did you do that?

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    don't take this offensively tynan, but you have one of the most tarck bikes i have ever seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whalesalad View Post
    Awesome dude, thanks for the pix. And now I know I'm not the only one with a right hand front brake lever
    I am in the UK, this is the standard way over here !
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    Quote Originally Posted by whalesalad View Post
    And wow, I have ultegra's too. Nice white paint, how did you do that?
    The caliper ? It is a Dura Ace, taken apart, powdercoated white, the bolts and screws matt black - reassemble = job done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trevor_birba View Post
    don't take this offensively tynan, but you have one of the most tarck bikes i have ever seen.
    I am not sure what 'tarck' means other than an idiom of 'track' - and why saying I have the most 'tarck' (track) bike you have ever seen would be considered offensive ?

    Thanks anyhow (I think?)
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    I'm diggin' the pink brake cable too, may I inquire where that is from

    You're the guy with the glowing seat post too right? haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whalesalad View Post
    I'm diggin' the pink brake cable too, may I inquire where that is from

    You're the guy with the glowing seat post too right? haha.
    Yep, that's me

    The cable is from a bike shop in central London called Cavendish cycles.
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    you can use a beer can shim cut with scissors. note that it must be pabst blue ribbon or it will not work. about 3 overlaps should do the trick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MIN View Post
    you can use a beer can shim cut with scissors. note that it must be pabst blue ribbon or it will not work. about 3 overlaps should do the trick.
    are you ****ing kidding
    did you even read anything?

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    Quote Originally Posted by whalesalad View Post
    Awesome dude, thanks for the pix. And now I know I'm not the only one with a right hand front brake lever
    haha, i thought i was the only one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tynan View Post
    Yep, that's me

    The cable is from a bike shop in central London called Cavendish cycles.
    dude can we just see the rest of your bike? im really diggin the whole pink/blue/white color scheme. very nice! mine is pink/blue/black

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    Quote Originally Posted by whalesalad View Post
    Awesome dude, thanks for the pix. And now I know I'm not the only one with a right hand front brake lever
    if you only have one break (front or back) you should always have it on the side that is your dominant hand side, left handed goes left, right handed goes right. its apparently "easier" to regulate stopping power with your dominant hand, or so says my book on bike building haha

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    Finally got the ******* on.



    Took some gentle prying, just as you suggested, and a ton of anal lube. jaykay. I love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by whalesalad View Post
    and a ton of anal lube. jaykay. I love it!
    mmmmm XOXOXO

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    Quote Originally Posted by tynan View Post
    My Paul Comp would not even get half way around the first bend (Nitto drops) until I gently put an extra 3-4 mm into the space between the ends of the opening in the clamp - my track drops are even more tightly curved than a set of RB-018-HT Bullhorns so it should be fairly easy.
    While your directions are spot on, I'd question the 3-4mm. That's about a 1/4", quite a bit to be flexing a stubby piece of aluminum.

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    has anyone tried de-anodizing and polishing the e-lever?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tynan View Post


    Are you riding that stem with only one clamp?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dobber View Post
    While your directions are spot on, I'd question the 3-4mm. That's about a 1/4", quite a bit to be flexing a stubby piece of aluminum.
    Yeah maybe you are right, it does sound like a lot, maybe start with a couple of millimeters and see how you go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BMonei View Post
    Are you riding that stem with only one clamp?
    LOL ! No !!!! And well spotted.

    That picture was taken midway through a rebuild of the front end.
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    Quote Originally Posted by riotboy View Post
    dude can we just see the rest of your bike? im really diggin the whole pink/blue/white color scheme. very nice! mine is pink/blue/black
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    Quote Originally Posted by tynan View Post
    You should consider white leather track grips.

    Ohhh, the absurdity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BMonei View Post
    Ohhh, the absurdity.
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