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    brake levers

    Does anybody have a suggestion for which type of brake levers to use with V-brakes? I want to use road bars or even bull horns on my fixed touring frame. I bought the Travel Agent already. I tried some old shimano aero road levers but those didn't work well. I don't want to spend much money, if any at all. Thanks for your help.
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    Hi,
    if I understand this correctly, you might want to switch to cantilever brakes. That would allow the use of old brake levers. If you can find them, I recently got a pair of old school NOS Durace brake levers, and I like them a lot. I suspect the althernative is Mtn bike levers.

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    If you already bought the travel agent, you can practically use any road levers. Most or all Mtb levers won't clamp onto road bars. I just ordered DiaComp 287-V (as in V-brakes) standard aero road levers for use with my V-brake setup. No travel agent required with this combo...

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    I wonder if top-mount cyclocross levers will work in this situation? I've seen them mounted on the end of homemade aerobars as a primary lever, and I know at least the Paul levers work with V's. Anybody have anything more on this combo?

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    Cyclocross levers will pull V-brakes. I have CX levers on road bars and bullhorns setup on a couple of my fixies with calipers. They tend to have too much pull when used with calipers though...

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