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Old 06-06-10, 09:01 PM   #1
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Help with brakes for SOMA bullhorns

Putting together first SS.

Picked up this on ebay: http://store.somafab.com/sourpubar.html

Having a tough time finding reverse brake levers to fit into ends. E-mailed SOMA -- no reply.

Any recommendations, preferably without breaking the bank?

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They're called Time trail levers, they'll run about $40 a pair.
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They're called Time trail levers, they'll run about $40 a pair.
Yes, but will they fit due to interior diameter?
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These should be fine.
http://bikeisland.com/cgi-bin/BKTK_STOR20.cgi?Action=Details&ProdID=172
You could use a cross brake as well.
http://bikeisland.com/cgi-bin/BKTK_S...ils&ProdID=177
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Old 06-06-10, 09:16 PM   #5
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These should be fine.
[URL="http://bikeisland.com/cgi-bin/BKTK_STOR20.cgi?Action=Details&ProdID=172"]http://bikeisland.com/cgi-bin/BKTK_STOR20.cgi?Action=Details&ProdID=172
Saw these, but it says
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The SOMA's
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bar diameter is 23.8mm
. So will they still fit or would I need one of those expanders?

Thanks!
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The outside diameter of the bar is 23.8, the inside diameter is going to be a few mm smaller, which is perfect for those brake levers.

EDIT:
I just measured the inside inside diameter of one of my bars.
23.8mm outside and it measures 20mm inside. With tape, you might have trouble.
Do you have the bars with you? If so, measure the inside.

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The outside diameter of the bar is 23.8, the inside diameter is going to be 1-2mm smaller, which is perfect for those brake levers.
Thanks.

I see that you're in BC. Have you ordered from these guys before? Since they don't ship outside of US, what did you do? I'm running out of friends and relatives in the US...
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Oh right, they don't ship out of the States...
Here.
http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...4&category=615
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i just got a set of these...

ebay link...

they work fine and i like the fact that the cable runs threw the inside of the bullhorns... my bullhorns had holes to run the cables so meh... it's somewhat tricky to tighten in the bar ends... you have to take out the cable and everything, and tighten them... then magically run the cable... LOL...
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i just got a set of these...

ebay link...

they work fine and i like the fact that the cable runs threw the inside of the bullhorns... my bullhorns had holes to run the cables so meh... it's somewhat tricky to tighten in the bar ends... you have to take out the cable and everything, and tighten them... then magically run the cable... LOL...
Are you using them on SOMA bullhorns?
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