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Old 06-04-09, 03:55 PM   #1
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Brake levers?

What levers are good for a 26.0 diameter bar? I've been looking for brakes but none seem to say what the clamp diameter is... does it make a difference, or will any odd brake work? Thanks
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What kind of bars and where do you generally keep your hands?
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Flat bars... where do I keep my hands on them, uhh... I guess just in a normal place for them.
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For flat bars just get either a BMX or MTB brake lever.
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Alright then, thanks
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I just picked up a set of tektro cross levers for $15 on CL. Haven't tried them yet, I still need a bar with a 26mm clamp diameter. What bars are you running?
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mtb levers don't work on 26mm bars, only cross levers do

edit: unless 26 is the clamp size
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Flat bars are generally 25.4, not 26.0.
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Flat bars are generally 25.4, not 26.0.
It's true, but the guy who I bought them from used a micrometer to see weather they would clamp past 25.4 and they did. Went down to like 24mm if I remember correctly. You could always use a shim if they don't.
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