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    Quick Brake Lever Question

    This is my second brake lever size question....

    So i bought these in 24mm
    http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...80&category=10



    It fit the small part of my bars, but once it was on, i have no room for my hand....and i didnt want to cover that cinelli logo. so now im going to put it on the larger part of the bars and barely cover that pretty logo. here's my issue. the first cane creek levers say theyll fit the bulge of 26mm. well the larger part of my parts is 26mm. the smaller is 24mm. and they dont fit the larger part and barely fit the smaller part.

    so im going to get these
    http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...87&category=10
    in 26mm. so will they fit?

    sorry about the maybe simple yet stupid question, this is the third part in this bike build im doing that hasn't fit the way i thought it should. so sick of sending parts back and forth.

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    Once you get the 26mm version, then they will fit like puzzle pieces.

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    yessss....maybeeee....Cinelli bars are 26.4.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by clubman View Post
    yessss....maybeeee....Cinelli bars are 26.4.....
    yeah, sounds like 26.4mm cinelli bars. this special size always gives problems like these.

    the only way to know for sure is to own a pair of vernier or mitutoyo calipers.

    the only way to get cross levers on 26.4mm bars is to use 31.8mm and shim them down.
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
    http://sanfrancisco.ibtimes.com/arti...ger-photos.htm

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    EDIT: AEO is most likely right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AEO View Post
    yeah, sounds like 26.4mm cinelli bars. this special size always gives problems like these.

    the only way to know for sure is to own a pair of vernier or mitutoyo calipers.

    the only way to get cross levers on 26.4mm bars is to use 31.8mm and shim them down.
    nooooooo, anyone have the tektro 26mm levers? do they have a little room to spare???

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    26mm levers fit very snugly on 26mm bars.
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
    http://sanfrancisco.ibtimes.com/arti...ger-photos.htm

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    so snug that there wont be .4mm of room to make it fit??? i feel like shimming to a 31.8mm size is a little much.....id almost rather take out the grinder and make myself another .4mm

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    They'll fit.

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