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    Quick n00b brake lever question..

    Will these work with the factory bars that come on a Dawes SST:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Tektro-BMX-Caliper-U-Brake-Levers-Silver_W0QQitemZ370179198074QQcmdZViewItemQQptZCycling_Parts_Accessories?hash=item370179198074&_trks id=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A1318|301%3A0|293%3A1|294%3A50

    I am unsure of the bar size, but I tried a pair of older Shimano levers that were too small for the handlebars, which is why I am posting to make sure.
    Last edited by bkowa092; 03-29-09 at 05:06 PM.

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    I used the same ones, they will work but you'll have to grind the inside a bit with a dremel or rotary tool and make it larger in order to slip on.
    Otherwise they fit and feel perfect!

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    Funny you commented, because I am actually buying them to put on the bars that you sold to me, haha. However, the ones I linked to are not exactly like the one you sent to me with the rear brake. These say to be "7mm adjustable" in the ebay ad. Hopefully I will not even need a dremel to make these work.

    Thanks again for the good deal and the fast shipping

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    Oh hey, what's up!
    These are the same brakes, haha, you have an adjuster on yours too. It's the tiny hex nut and it would adjust the brake lever angle/position by 7mm.

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    Not much man, just relaxing after a long weekend at work.

    Thanks for the responses. I guess these are the same levers, just with Tektro written at a slightly different location. I'll have to order them and bust out the dremel. I decided to go single speed at times, but wanted matching brake levers.

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